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Best of Utah Music Recap: Second Rap Showcase at 50 West Club

Posted By on February 28, 2015, 5:54 PM

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The rap portion of Best of Utah Music concluded Friday night with a killer showcase at 50 West Club, featuring a lineup of Zigga, House of Lewis, Umang, Yze and New Truth. Check out some of the highlights from the night below. 

Thanks to everyone who participated! Be sure to check out the March 5 issue of City Weekly to find out which rapper or rap group has been declared Rapper of the Year.



Zigga confidently kicked things off with a one-man set that blended R&B choruses and laid-back rhymes, and featured tracks from his latest album, Big Cottonwood.  

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House of Lewis

From Apt's flower suit and Atheist's yarn suit to the crew's masks and audience-hyping call & response, House of Lewis' high-energy set was endlessly entertaining. They threw down tracks from Donnie Bonelli's Shakeface, as well as stick-in-your-head new tracks like "Gnarly" and "Funky Braggadocios." House of Lewis put a lot of work into their performance, and it showed. 

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As he performed tracks from his latest album, The Black Rose Certificate, Umang showcased an aggressive, razor-sharp delivery style and an ability to spit mind-bendingly intricate bars with ferocity.  

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Yze got a lot of audience support for his high-energy set that featured live guitar by Chance Lewis and tight, controlled rhymes, a lot of which came from Yze's new album, Ugly Picture Perfect.

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New Truth

Producer Milo Green and emcee HQ were a dynamic duo during their set. HQ delivered barbed, hard-hitting rhymes, but Green was no silent producer as he jumped around the stage, played a kick drum and even rapped a few bars.

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All photos by Josh Scheuerman

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