Lord Byron and -topic Busking at the North Texas Hip-Hop Showcase: Video

A couple weeks ago, we hosted a hip-hop showcase at the Granada. It featured six artists and several guests who exemplify the best of the current crop of North Texas rappers. The Granada's staff came up with a boxing ring to put on stage, and each performance demonstrated passion, clarity and technical skill.

Our Busking cameras were on hand as well, and in addition to the general scene, they caught up with a couple of the night's performers: Newcomer Lord Byron, who brought a full band along for the show, and -topic, who freestyled a verse inside the photo booth. Watch below:

See also: -How -Topic Almost Got his Ass Kicked on the Luckiest Day of His Life at Fun Fun Fun Fest -Lord Byron's Index Fest Debut Proves There's Unity in Dallas Hip-Hop

After a holiday break, Busking will be back at full regularity this spring. If your band would like to be featured, email [email protected] with the subject line, "BUSKING: Your band's name."

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