St.Louis hip hop veteran Rickey James literally made the competition nervous during #MWBX with his all black base ball bat that he carried as a prop for his set. With bat in hand Rickey let off a few minutes of hits to the diverse crowd at Studio 618. Winning isn’t everything as Mr.James still had a great time as he states, “It’s always a great Experiences with Phil Cleveland.. OnMe, WhoBetta?? #MWBX Contact me AnyTime 🎤💯.” Check out his Midwest Best Performance below.”
Check out some of his latest visuals below for the single “Dice Game.”
Young St.Louis artist Gme Peso definitely rocked the crowd at the final Midwest Best $1000 showcase. Although he might have came away empty handed that night his performance,sportsmanship, & modern hip hop sound landed him hos 1st headlining experience in central Illinois. Catch the Gme representer March 30th in Springfield,Illinois. Stay tuned on BetasBlock.com for further details.
As far Gme Peso as the runner up at #MWBX here is what he thought of the event ,” Great experience 💯 Nice crowd w/ good energy🤘🏾.” Catch part of his performance below as he performs on of his older singles “On Top Now,” & be sure to follow him everywhere @TherealGmepeso.
Check out the official video for “On Top Now” below, shot by Vickmont.
In what might be the last Midwest Best $1000 showcase,#MWB9 proved to be the most challenging. From the high level of competition, to the summer heat that unexpectedly plagued the 1st day of Autumn, & the timely replacement of the main sound system that caused the the show to start a lot later then expected, mainly people were emotional,& antsy the entire night, & a venue that had over 300 people at its peak was reduced to 50-100 at its end.
With so much talent hitting the room from all over the Midwest choosing 1 Midwest Best winner was complicated, & after narrowing it down to the top 5 which included Miss President of Chicago, A Queen & Nee Nee Babi of Cincinnati, Mississippi Chris from… of course Mississippi by way of Springfield, Illinois, & Mz.Triggs who has lived all over the middle of the map including Little Rock, Denver, & Memphis, it was a 4/5 chance that the next Midwest Best winner would indeed be a female, & 2/5 chances that the winner would be from Cincinnati. Indeed the odds were in the favor of A Queen of Cincinnati, Ohio as she was announced Midwest Best Winner number 9.
What happened next in Midwest Best history. So many people brought their fans out & both Hard Head Family & Factz of East St.Louis brought out 17 people causing them to split the second $500 prize which is a 1st & also the 1st time some 1 from the 618 brought the most people to the showcase that has always been held at Studio 618.
Ueno may be one of the best performers in the Midwest. Winner of Midwest Best 7, & recently Coast to Coast Miami top 20 artist, many people believe she has the sauce. Being a great performer, & former winner of the Midwest Best Showcase, instead of competing Little Rocks rising star offered to lend her ears to pick out the next Midwest Best Winner.check out her fan favorite record “Sauce” right here. It goes down September 23rd Studio 618, artist wishing to perform text #MWB9 to 3146296404
Nerve Djs, Dj Ball will be at 9th Midwest Best $1000 Showcase at Studio 618 September 23rd, with a couple surprise guest from the 216 (Cleveland, Ohio). Dj Ball is known & respected for keeping the hip hop scene of Cleveland alive with the Weekly hip hop event #UniteCle at the Atonomy in downtown Cleveland. Come link up with one of the biggest Djs in Ohio Sept. 23rd. To perform or for more info on the Midwest Best text #MWB9 to 3146296404.
Zamm 2 Turnt formally Hot Spitta was once a constant in the local hip hop scene winning showcases to open for Jody Breeze, Chevy Woods, & eventually the 1st Midwest Best $1000 Showcase @ Studio 618. With name change now permanent, Zamm is ready to take his 1st big step as a major artist, headlining his 1st show. September 9th @ Studio 618.
Through out the years Hot Spitta Zamm has packed venues traveling with 30-50 people at a time, & with his continuous work as a tattoo artist, & engineer at Studio 618 his following may have grown bigger. For more info on this event disregard number on the flyer & reach him via Facebook by clicking here. Check out one of his latest vidoes “No Faking” below, & don’t forget Sept. 9th Studio 618 Zamm 2 Turnt in Concert.
Rappers, singers, dancers, Whobeta has officially announced the 9th installment of one of the biggest & consistent showcases in the Midwest,the Midwest Best will be making a return September 23rd at Studio 618 with artist returning from all parts of the Midwest, South & every city in the country is invited to attend, perform & compete. For more info text #MWB9 to 3146296404, & add Whobeta everywhere Facebook Dj Whobeta, Twitter/ Ig / Snap @Whobeta.
Junie Bb hit the stage for possibly his 1st big show of the new year, giving the listeners from across the Midwest 8 minutes of his St.Louis sound, performing 2 of his favorites “What I Want” & “Get to Chopping”
The 8th Midwest Best went down in history as 1 of the biggest Midwest Best of the four held in the unpredictable month of January, with artist from over 10 different states & and over 20 cities in attendance. With so many talented individuals hitting the stage some even regarded Midwest Best 8th as possibly the most talented bunch of talent ever in the Midwest Best competition , making the decision to pick a winner a tough process. The judging panel, which included Platinum writing duo Da Twin Towerz, Award Winning Central Illinois established Artist Deezy Da Paperboy,and others believed that with well practiced dance steps, dancers included, while spitting high energy bars La La should be the undisputed Midwest Best winner, with Dionna Maria of Cleveland, & Leyy of Cincinnati being highly thought of for the honor rounding out the top 3. This win was the 1st by an artist from the southern Illinois (618) market, the 2nd time in a row a female has won this honor, & the 3rd time in a row that an artist from St.Louis city/county did not win.
The other $500 prize that is always given to the artist who brings the most people out that night went to a former Midwest Best winner Young Fe who had 30 plus people travel to the East Side to watch him perform, in second place was rapping new comer J.C. who pulled in 15 people to support his efforts.
Although Lala & Young Fe won the cash prize everyone involved are winners and will get a free placement with Betasblock.com, & other sites, & a free slor on the 1st ever Midwest Best mixtape hosted by the Twin Towerz. For more info on these upcoming opportunities for artist who participated text 3146296404.