Sum­mer 2K18 Hip-Hop Fes­ti­val

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A show­case of hip-hop tal­ent on the rise is set for Fri­day night, May 25, when the Music Box at Ziggy’s hosts Sum­mer 2K18 HipHop Fes­ti­val. The show starts at 9 p.m. at the Chero­kee Boule­vard venue.

Sched­uled to per­form are 423KidK, Mad Salvy, Orion Hunter, Thermo, Jus­tice, Kreative Music Group, Beek­man and Mas­ter.

Kyle Jesse Kear­ney — aka 423KidK — is a Ger­man-born, Korean-Amer­i­can rap­per raised by a sin­gle mother in Chat­tanooga.

In high s chool, he di­vided his time be­tween “foot­ball, wrestling, mixed mar­tial arts and a lot of de­ten­tion,” he says in a news re­lease. Now in col­lege in North­west Ge­or­gia, he spends his nights in the stu­dio gear­ing up to of­fi­cially re­lease his first al­bum later this year.

“It’s now time to show the world what I can do. I cre­ate music that makes me feel good. I want it to res­onate,” he says.

Sal­vador Rocha Oso­rio — aka Mad Salvy — dropped his first al­bum, “The Di­vine Ki­netic Aware­ness of Flow,” on March 16.

Oso­rio is a Mex­i­can na­tive who im­mi­grated to the U.S. when he was 5 years old. He grew up with a sin­gle mother as the head of the house­hold. Through­out his up­bring­ing, he and his mother moved all around Nashville.

Af­ter hav­ing reg­is­tered in 11 dif­fer­ent schools, he was able to an­a­lyze and be in­flu­enced by the in­nercity and sub­ur­ban cul­ture. His house­hold was heav­ily im­pacted by the re­li­gious be­liefs and prac­tices of the Pen­te­costal Church of God and it pushed him to find true un­der­stand­ing of what is con­sid­ered to be God.

His mis­sion is to cre­ate his own music festivals and gath­er­ings with the pur­pose that peo­ple of di­verse cul­tures and re­li­gions can come to­gether and learn from each other.

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