[EVENT] #NaeNaeOnTheScene: The Dojo

Happy Wednesday, It’s your girl, NaeNae back again with yet another dope #NaeNaeOnTheScene event review. This time your girl found herself at The Dojo, the hottest spot where some of Indy’s well-known and undiscovered hip-hop talent hops on the mic.



Old Soul Entertainment presents this monthly hip-hop of raw and uncut event and is hosted by Gritty and The Craftsman, two witty, but talented emcees in their own right. This event is held every third Friday of the month in the heart of the Fountain Square Area. Each month, they feature a few of Indy’s best hip-hop emcees. This month’s features were Veno Da Don, DisTinct, and Dosé. Each feature hit the stage blessing the audience with some of their released songs and a few exclusive ones as well. After a brief intermission, the hosts opened up the stage to anyone in the audience that feel they got bars or flow to bless the mic in what they call, the Scene Cypher. It was a super lit cypher of over 10 audience members on stage dropping bars, some of which I knew. Even a couple of them drop a little vocal work during the cypher.


If you a hip-hop artist/emcee in the Indianapolis area looking to showcase your talent or you looking for somewhere to go witness some really dope hip-hop music, I definitely suggest checking out The Dojo,
the third Friday of each month. Let them know your girl, NaeNae sent you.

This is your girl, NaeNae On The Scene signing off. Stay tuned for more event reviews from me. Peace and Blessings.



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[EVENT] #NaeNaeOnTheScene: That Peace Open Mic

It’s your girl, NaeNae back again with another #NaeNaeOnTheScene event review. On May 18th, your girl was on the scene at That Peace Open Mic, a monthly event that happens every third Thursday. The event is held at Fletcher Place Arts and Books, in Indianapolis, which is the same place Localmotion is held.


Poet, Mariah Ivey and filmmaker, Justin Bland are the hosts of this event. In July, That Peace will be celebrating two years of this amazing event. Thursday night, I got to experience a little bit of everything in the art scene from singing to hip-hop to poetry to comedy. This is a place where you can showcase your talents without any reservation. Because of the vibe and energy from everyone it is nothing but love. This month’s feature was spoken word artist,
K-Love along with visual artist, Raatat. Man, I was blown away from the dope words, K-Love spoke and the awesome artwork from Raatat(also, she got on the mic and dropped some dope poetry too).

If you an artist in the Indianapolis area looking to showcase your talent or you looking for something to go to where the atmosphere is laid-back and chilled, I definitely suggest checking out That Peace, the third Thursday next month. You won’t be disappointed. Let them know your girl, NaeNae sent you.

This NaeNae On The Scene signing off. Stay tuned for more event reviews from your girl. Peace and Blessings.

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[EVENT] #NaeNaeOnTheScene: “Local Motion and Open Bite Nite”

Greetings here’s part two of my Mother’s Day fun filled weekend review. On Saturday evening, I decided to check out two events happening in the city of Indianapolis. First stop was Localmotion, an open mic & performing arts hub. This event happens every second Saturday of the month. Localmotion is a place where all ages can come showcase their talents from musicians, poets, dancers, visual artists or comedians. Musicians and vocalists, Yadin Kol and Allison Victoria host the show. This month’s feature was an 11 year old, guitarist and vocalist, Draken Asher Mogollón. I really enjoyed listening to this young man jam out. I love the energy and vibes from everyone. I would suggest bringing the whole family here sometime if you in the Indianapolis area. You won’t be disappointed. But before I had to head to my next event, I got to hear some dope poetry from poet, Blu Flame.



Next stop was this outdoor experience called, Open Bite Nite: Revolution. This event too was open to all ages. Open Bite Nite is like a block party-style where people can come try all types of small dishes from local cooks, chefs, carters and aspiring food professionals for a very small fee. Along with great foods to taste, there were Indianapolis’ most talented artists performing as well as local vendors. Ro and Earl Townsend started this event, which happens twice a year in the city. It’s always great to see the community come together and have an amazing time.

Stay tuned for more event reviews from your girl. This NaeNae On The Scene signing off. Peace and Blessings.

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[EVENT] #NaeNaeOnTheScene: The Green House Affect


I hope everyone had a blessed and safe Mother’s Day weekend. It’s your girl, NaeNae of Chasing My Dreamz bringing you another ‘NaeNae On The Scene’ event review.  This Mother’s Day weekend your girl was out and about on the scene at a few different events in the city. So here is part one of my eventful weekend. On Friday nite, I found myself at The Green House Affect, which is an open mic that happens every other Friday. The Green House Affect is held at Julia’s Homestyle/Caribbean restaurant. Admission is only $5 and there are $5.99 menu specials that night and you can also bring your own liquid beverage.  This event has been going strong for 5 years and counting. Well-known poet, jus Will created this open mic because around that time quite a few open mics were closing. Then a year later, Brittany B partnered up with him. When you enter The Green House Affect, they make you feel like you are family. ‘Where soulful warming is real’, is their motto; you’ll get your soul fed with a mix of everything from comedy to poetry to music.


Funny man, Fo’Sho, hosts the show and DJ iSM is on the 1s and 2s. The show has a 10 slot open mic list, so if you want to get on the mic you need to get there early ‘cause that list fills up super fast. The Green House Affect also has a special guest on the show. Sometimes their special guest comes from out of town to perform. This particular night, it was Indy’s very own, Zachery Le’on. He has been making some noise around town with his new album, Muddy Hands of a SinnerZachery performed four songs that night one of which was the hit song, Westside. Everybody on the list did a dope job performing. Comedian, Cre kicked it off by letting the audience know she’s ‘churchy but she cuss’. LOL. Then music artists; King ShiedShon DonJacksonRhetoryk, and Blxck Kxng each rocked the mic. After a brief intermission, The Green House Affect’sofficial birthday singer, Megan Simonton, sang ‘Happy Birthday’ to a few people. Sandy and Nate hit the audience with some dope poetry. Singer, Chris Shye, had everyone grooving to his song and just how it started with laughs, it ended with laughs as DLee had the audience hollering with laughter.

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[EVENT] #NaeNaeOnTheScene: “Erykah Badu and Lauryn Hill Tribute”

It’s your girl, NaeNae bringing you the first ever ‘NaeNae On The Scene’ event review.  On May 6th, in downtown Indianapolis at Hi-Fi, I got to witness a very dope show. Old Soul Entertainment and Gentleman Jack presents, Icon Live: Erykah Badu and Lauryn Hill Tribute. This was an event you needed to be at if you are a fan of either Badu or Hill or both such as myself.

This sold out show featured five AMAZING vocalists: Human Aquilah, Megan Simonton, Mariah Ivey, Rae Karim and Allison Victoria along with a live band (Poncho Hedrick, Andrew Braxton, Matt Dupree, Isiah Kendall). These ladies hit the stage performing songs from Ms. Badu and L-Boogie. At 8:30pm, Human Aquilah kicked it off with Erykah Badu’s hit, Phone Down, which set the tone for the rest of the show. I was vibing out as the ladies took turns performing classic songs such as, Certainly, Bag Lady, Doo Wop(That Thing), Tell Him, just to name a few.

The vibe and energy from the crowd was superb as each lady held it down and made the songs their own. Megan Simonton sang her soul out of Lauryn Hill’s Ex-Factor. While Mariah Ivey, had everyone bouncing as she spit the lyrics to Lost Ones and Doo Wop, Allison Victoria had the crowd grooving as she sung Bag Lady. Rae Karim ended the show with Everything Is Everything which was fitting cause the show was everything. One word to sum up this show was EPIC. But don’t worry if you weren’t able to attend. I got some great footage for you. Check out the clips below.




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I am running late on dropping my infamous Sunday blog post but my reasoning includes being a key factor to bringing one of Chicago’s premiere day parties to the area of Saint Louis, MO. I have talked about the Sic Sundays series a while back but I feel that as we expand more, the need to blog about it is even more necessary.

Today as in 4/23/17, we kicked off the debut of Sic Sundays in my hometown. I must say that it was a very amazing turn out. Artists like Cicely O’Kain, DOA, and Miistro Freeyo surely added a nice spice to the stage. As we think of artists like Alexei Shaun, Leftlane E, GSCO, ABO and P1, you think this is one amazing selection of talent on one show. Missouri Fleet DJs held down the sound all night long, with guest appearances for DJ Manti and DJ P1 from Chicago!

MoFleetDJs: DJ Deeway, DJ Mos Precious, Miistro Freeyo and DJ Block [Left to Right]
Throughout the night, our host Miisto Freeyo overcame his jitters as he takes on another challenge in his career by hosting the very first Sic Sundays in STL. Supported by Missouri Fleet DJs and endorsed by DJ Mos Precious. Be on the look out for his new project” The Prelude” dropping soon! You guys will surely hear more about this project soon on my premiere blog feature. The crowd loved the energy in the room.

As performing hit the stage, they highlighted some of the perks of the night by expressing the unity that was in the room. The artists all came out ready to put on a show. They wanted this platform and surely represented for the movement at hand. Bar was tapped out, our Sic Sippers was so good, they sold out and the guests stayed until the last act performed. That was surely a sign this was a amazing show. 

Cicely O’Kain all the way from Denver, can here and put on one of the best shows I have seen of hers on a #SicSundays platform. Follow her today @cicelyokain on social media.

I can spend hours chatting about one of the dopest show collections to touch the Midwest but that means I would have to keep you guys longer than I wanted. We all have busy lives! Special thanks to all the guests, who attended.

Elite guests like Bo Dean, DJ Twinny Twin, DJ Vthom, Saint Oeaux, Repp of Family Affair, Jia Davis, Mizz Mona Show, Sachhi Smoov of the Goonez, the line up was a special treat as well.

The next Sic Sunday’s will be May 21st in Chicago and back in St. Louis on June 25th. If you are interested in performing on our platform, send us an email here []

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Elephant N Da Room Entertainment & Killa Klan Presents World Series, Recap Video. It was very clever catchy songs and stage presence. The Prize was whoever won will receive a track produced by 808 Mafia with a hook from Gucci Mane and a verse from Bo Deal ………




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Straight official ( Executive Decision W/ Trey Gee) was in the building!  Saturday, March 25th DA presents the 4th Annual This Is Life: Stop The Violence Event at The Salvation Army Adele & Robert Stern Red Shield Center located 945 W. 69th Street right here in Chicago from 12 PM to 4 PM hosted by Nia Kay & T-Star. Dj Lil Corie be our Dj for the event. Every performer did an outstanding job. I can definitely say we will keep you posted with every year check out the clips from the event!!!!


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Straight official ( Executive Decision W/ Trey Gee) Will be in the building!  Saturday, March 25th DA presents the 4th Annual This Is Life: Stop The Violence Event at The Salvation Army Adele & Robert Stern Red Shield Center located 945 W. 69th Street right here in Chicago from 12 PM to 4 PM hosted by Nia Kay & T-Star. Dj Lil Corie be our Dj for the event.

Confirmed performers Insanity, Deja, Jigga, Royal Flush Dance Team and Legendary Kidz, KPhi-9, DA, Dance Force, Kamari World, Lyric, Drama Girl, Divine Purpose Revealed Arts Program, King Caesar, Arnez, TrArnez, Black Girls Can Fly, Dej Monae, Dametrius Reese , Geek Skquad ,CYDC , Lil Prophet, BBandz and Trevo and vendor Shopping will also be available.

“This is Life” clothing line was founded by 15 year old Student, Rapper and CEO Dorian Adams (DA) on December 2013, due to the overflow of violence in the City of Chicago. Dorian was inspired to write “This is Life”, a song to bring awareness to the ongoing issue of gun violence that he is exposed every day. Following the creation of the song, Dorian was self-motivated to draw more attention to the “This is Life” Movement by launching a Clothing Line. The idea was to physically have citizens of the City of Chicago represent the brand as walking billboards and spread the word by posting their photos via Social Media #ThisIsLife.

Due to an overwhelming response and acceptance of the brand the clothing line has expanded to include children’s and adult’s apparel: T-Shirts, Jogging Suits, Hats and more. Several events have emerged from the movement including the 1st Annual “This is Life” Stop the Violence Event (March 1, 2014) which featured performances by The Bop King, Lil Kemo (Kemo Step) and Dorian Adams (This is Life). Hundreds of children attended the safe and fun environment to celebrate LIFE with song and dance!

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EVERY Month, Sic Sundays get better which is amazing. We all know that hosting events on monthly bases can have its challenges but each month does have its benefits. This month Sic Sundays started slow, and the promotions seemed to be slightly delayed but with the team of people helping build this day party and concert series, no delays will impact the show success. I will like to take the time to express how wonderful it is to be one of the selected few elites helping this day concert series strive forward.

March 19th marks the 19th Sic Sundays which hosted an amazing party featuring some of the top entertainers in the Midwest area such as BOBO, Trice the Artist, Poetiq, MZM,  and Ramonn. Outside of the three monthly performers who are LP Da Assassin, P1, and Myself, Sic Sundays are the home for all the alumni’s.

One of this previous months’s alumni’s “Brugie Badd stopped through and was surprised with a special performance opportunity of her single [Work]. If artists have performed on our stage before, they are always welcome to come out and either to have them new music played or hit the stage. The goal of Sic Sundays is always to support the artists and build a strong networking environment that they can capitalize from.

Next month, we are back at it the same place “Refuge Live” on April 16th, for a special Easter celebration. Thank you for rocking with us for 19th months straight.

I have to admit that I look forward to traveling a few hours every 3rd Sunday to participate in Sic Sundays, it’s more than a concert for me it’s a chance to catch up with the team. If you are interested in ever participating in the S.I.C. Sundays experience,  please follow us on all popular social media outlets such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.


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