Tonight at Green Elephant, Poor Vida Productions sets off another installment in their Get Your Own series, which brings Houston hip-hop acts to Dallas for one night of synergy. Poor Vida's Joel Salazar says the showcase's aim is simple: "Over the last year I've been traveling down to Houston, working with another Houston promoter, and swapping out bookings. You book our acts, we'll book yours."
"He's one of the best on stage entertainers I've seen in a while around here," Salazar says of 7even:Thirty, a Mississippi transplant. "Plus, his music isn't that dirty South, South Dallas swag stuff. It's creative and he has fun with it."
Also of note is -topic, who made our year-end best local hip-hop list on the strength of last year's Finally Confident.
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"He knows how to be a conscious rapper yet still have the edge about him that makes you listen, kind of like Common. I spoke with him and he didn't get a chance to open for Kendrick Lamar last night at Trees, so he's extra pumped to perform tonight."