Opening the show was none other than "Ms. Smack A Bitch" herself, Ms. FeFe. Her performance was so raw and authentic. This was like her welcome home performance being that she does hail from the 816...she def put on one hell of a show, setting the bar high and showing all the new comers of Elegant Hoodness how its supposed to be done when its your time to bless the stage. GO HARD or GO HOME! FeFe was home so going hard was the only option for her, and that, she did. A.D. the General was right behind her, performing banger after banger and also rocking solo, something that people rarely get to see being that she is in a group. But minus her partner in rhyme, Gifted, she still came through with her A+ game for the new found family of EHMP. N.A.B defiantly showed out. The crowd was going insane!
The lights dim...camera's flash...the crowd is so thick...so amped....so ready....the competition begins. Competitor after competitor, they all brought something different to the stage, but the one's that really caught the attention of the audience and the judges were a fresh new group from Kansas City that goes by Criminal Intent. Three young brothers representing the town to the fullest. Their stage presence was so energized and animated. And their music was on point! "Drink Til We Throw Up" was defiantly a song people could relate to that night. Another group that blazed the stage drove 16 hours from their hometown to come rock out for Missouri and the rest of the world. Hailing from Buffalo, NY, the More Than Music camp P. Prop, Mitchell J, and Money Mitch gave a dynamic performance with unforgettable lyrics and swag to match. They had the crowd going with their smash hit "Reflections (Fuck You Haters)". The entire audience had a middle finger in the air, showing that they could ultimately relate to the song and the feelings that were reflected in it. It was for sure an unforgettable moment in EHMP history. The youngest person in the club came through and smashed it and her mother was there with open arms, supporting her all the way. Shout out to Bizzy! She stood with the best of them, and stood out from the rest of them. She showed great confidence and didn't let the vets or crowd intimidate her performance. She rocked out and represented for the young ladies! She made Kansas City proud. Going home with the gold was home town native, MKD. Looking at him on stage, you could tell what he came to do. He came to win, and that, he did. His swag was on cloud 9 but his demeanor was so humble. He really made it look easy when he graced the stage with his presence. He had stadium music and lyrics to match. One of his songs, "Make it Look Easy" was so powerful. The beat was insane and his swag reminded me of a young T.I., very confident but respectful. He got the job done.
The night was full of great performers. Team NAN KCMO did not disappoint. Rico Ricardo, Santina, and G-Child went hard for the town. Watcha Saay Records/Camp 400/Yo Vega Ink defiantly get my stamp of approval when it comes to rocking the crowd. The love was in the air. Flowrese The Songbyrd showed why she earned the title "The Songbyrd" in the first place. Her vocals are phenomenal. R&B needs someone like her right now. Every song she performed was on point. Look out for her world. She is not to be slept on.
It was a straight family affair that night in Kansas City. So many different states, styles, and faces were in the building and it was nothing but love. Elegant Hoodness always brings that family reunion vibe to every event that is showcased by them. Even the Kansas City legend himself, Tech N9ne came through and represented. It was a real good look. Never ceasing to amaze me, Elegant Hoodness always sets out and conquers any obstacle placed in its path. EHMP did something for Kansas City that they will always remember. Trust me, the next one will be bigger and better than the last. Kansas City, check! Next stop, ATL! Here we come!
To get in tune with anything Elegant Hoodness, please be sure to check out all the official web sites and if you would like to get involved in any up coming events, be sure to contact A.D. the General, Ms. FeFe, Special Gift, or any Team NAN/NAB member to register your slot today!
Written by: Ms. FeFe (NAB)
Elegant Hoodness Musical Program 11'