So I know this post is WAY overdue, but it’s because I moved! Of course, I’m still in the Bronx, but I’ll be sure to give more info in a later post. Now, onto the good stuff.
Two weeks ago some of the Bronx’s most talented musicians graced the stage of The Greene Space to compete for the winning title to go against the top musician from each borough in the Ultimate Battle in June. This year’s contestants were: August Hill,Flowfreequan ,Park After Dark,Nando Griffiths and Pure Fyah ,Stef Lebaux ,Bob Gaulke ,Angels in the Chamber ,Tatiana Scott ,Royal Khaoz ,Bryan Durieux Project , and Yurby.
If you read last year’s post, you’ll remember that Flowfreequan and Yurby both competed in last year’s battle. I think they came back even better this year. And of course, if you missed last month’s Spotlight on Stef Lebaux, you can catch it here. You can watch videos of the show by visiting the Green Space’s website.
A clear fan favorite was Royal Khaoz ( as evidenced, of course by the fact that they won the most votes and will be representing the Bronx in June). As someone who doesn’t really listen to much reggae at all, I was definitely impressed by their charisma, ability to involve the crowd, and of course, their catchy music. I was singing their song way after the show was finished.
Another band that stood out to me was the Bryan Durieux Project. Their song “The Disappearing Act” was soulful and the kind of song that makes you unconsciously sway along. They had a likability factor that the judges picked up on as well.
I could go on and on about every musician, but we’d be here forever! Check out the photos of the show below: