This weekend, The Brew Krewe is hosting Mic Check: Memphis’ First Hip Hop Unification Summit, a 3-day event to help foster unification for the local Hip-Hop Community. Whether you’re an artist, DJ, manager (or just a fan of the genre), the 3-day event is an opportunity for you to come out, discuss, and support those affiliated with the community here in the city.

Here’s the schedule:

Friday, January 14
The Hip Hop Happy Hour @ The Center for Southern Folklore (NO COVER)
7-8:30: Mixer — $10 open well and beer bar

8:30-10:00: Unity Panel and Q&A Session
Panelists include: Ty Sanders, A& R Representative Big Gates/Universal; Chris Herrington, Music & Film Editor, Memphis Flyer; Chris McNeil, aka DJ Superman, On Air Personality Hot 107.1; Cameron Mann, Director Music Resource Center Memphis Music Foundation

10:00-12:00: Artist Showcase

Saturday, January 15
Please Listen to My Demo @ the Young Avenue Deli; Under 21 – $7 / Over 21 – $5
Doors open at 9pm (show starts at 10:30 p.m.)

Sunday, January 16
Microphone Fiend @ Murphy’s; $5 Cover
9pm-3am: (Show starts at 10:30 P.M.)

For more information regarding the events, click here. There are also 3 day passes available for $20.00.

Summit Contact: Kaviar Lewis
347.407.4940 | [email protected]

CSF Contact: Josh Itkin
901.525.3655 | [email protected]

I’m a firm believer in supporting locally and independently. There is so much talent in this city waiting to be heard and with a little work, it’s quite possible to take things to a national level. If you’re an artist and have questions and/or need to network, take some time out go to one of these events. Hip-Hip is more than just music; it’s a lifestyle. Love it. Live it. Learn it.