DFW Music News

Catching Up With Dallas' Open Mic Emcee Jesse Porter: "When You Create Different Lanes, Everybody Eats."

Over the course of the past year, Jesse Porter, with the help of CoffeeMusicHub, has been an instrumental part of the local hip-hop scene, providing a platform for talented up-and-comers to flex their skills and gain the notoriety they need. We covered the scene back in September, but these days the open mic, which takes place on the last Tuesday of the month at 2826 Arnetic, has grown into a regular networking hub and often sees club with patrons spilling out onto Elm Street for hours on those Tuesday nights.

We got the chance to catch up with Porter recently, and discussed how he was thrust into a position of power in the local scene, the Cool Beings movement and how that incorporates into the projects Porter's involved in. We also got a chance to discuss one of Porter's upcoming events, Higher Learning, a definitive Dallas rap music showcase happening tonight at The Loft.

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Nic Hernandez