July 18th went down in history as one of the hottest showcases in the Midwest happened on one of the hottest days of the year thus far. The 5th installment of the Midwest Best $1000 Showcase crowned 2 new winners in never in never before fashion. This #MWB was one of the most complicated to judge with talent from across the Midwest bringing their A game and nothing less taking 10-15 minutes to decide the winner. But, for the 1st time ever the Midwest Best crowned an R & B singer, Fitzgerald as the winner of the #MWB5 by an almost unanimous decision by the judges.The second prize of $500, which is given to the artist that brings the biggest following was given to Cash Zone who brought most of their fans out on a exclusive 20 passenger party bus that took them to and from the event. This was the 1st time a party bus has ever invaded the Midwest Best & the investment paid off.The top runner ups include Dayton’s QP, Indianapolis artist Shach, Quazy Not Crazy, & Chicago’s Young Rico.
If you have footage from #MWB5 and want it featured or promoted on Betasblock.com, possibly stlhiphop.com and more outlets tweet it to @whobeta on twitter or share it on facebook to Dj Whobeta.
The next confirmed events are the road trip to Ohio (Dayton & Cincinnati) July 24th, & Def Jam Rep / Vp of Nerve Djs Big Heff “Big Showcase” September 10th” with a special guest from CMG music. (Venue to be announced).
Cash Zone was on the move in 2014, opening for Bilson aire Dr.Dre son, Curtis Young, Impressing Def Jam rep, and Nerve Dj Vp, Big Heff, and so many other feats.
This year they are picking up where they left out competing for $1000 at the 4thought Midwest Best Showcase #MWB4. For more info or to sign up text 3146296404.
Keep up With Cash Zone’s music photo’s and more by liking them on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cash-Zone-ENT/740028666030666 .
The Back Drop to the Big Heff Industry Tour at Studio 618
With so many artist events happening at the same time in St.Louis, Studio 618 was in fire Nov. 20th with special guest, Vice President of the Nerve Djs, and current Def Jam scout Big Heff. The crowd consisted if artist from different parts of the Midwest including Cleveland,Ohio Springfield,Illinois, and of course the 314 & 618 was in the building.
By the end of the night Big Heff heard a total of 12 acts inviting 3 to perform in Kansas City,Mo the following day, plus giving the same artist placements on top hip hop site Allhiphop.com, the artist he chose from the talented bunch included St.Louis rap group/labels Cash Zone Ent, DBC Ent and Springfield,Illinois artist Deezy the Paper Boy.
Newest Member of the Nerve Dj Fam Dj Style and VP of Nerve Djs Big Heff
Overall Big Heff was impressed by most acts in the building. Only negative note was that many artist lacked promo material (cds, fliers, merchandise), a few artist where nervous to network with new faces, and artist getting to the venue late. Big Heff is expected back in St.Louis Late February early March and is likely to return to Studio 618.