PICK: Scheme Team Live: 3 Way Slim, Big Kahuna OG, Fly Anakin, Graymatter, Monday Night and Young Flexico at the Darkroom, Sat. Aug. 24

There’s a big hip-hop show on the horizon that is bringing together some
of the best in local talent.

On Saturday, Aug. 24, the Cheats Movement is presenting one of the most stacked hip-hop bills of the year at the Darkroom inside the Hofheimer Building. Hosted by Nitty Blanco, the night features live performances by 3 Way Slim, Big Kahuna OG, Fly Anakin, Monday Night, and Young Flexico. Graymatter will also be DJing the proceedings.

“This show is important for hip-hop in Richmond because we are bringing multiple fan bases together for a chance to support our flourishing underground hip hop scene,” 3Way Slim told Style via email.

Here’s more from Marc Cheatham via a press release:

This show features Richmond’s now generation of hip-hop. 3 Way Slim has spent 2019 performing up and down the East Coast. In the previous year, the Richmond native has performed at the popular SXSW and AC3 showcases and has opened for with platinum recording artist Wale and breakout star Dave East. Fly Anakin has been featured in numerous popular publications: Vulture, Complex, Vibe, and Mass Appeal. Anakin, along with Big Kahuna OG and Graymatter are members of Mutant Academy, labeled as the collective most-poised to breakout in 2019. Young Flexico has been featured in Pitchfork and is making a ton of waves in Richmond’s growing hip-hop scene. You add those artists with Monday Night, The Cheats Movement, and a few surprise guests and it’s going to be a night to remember.

“Our goal our music is to bring a fun atmosphere so that everyone can be a fan and support something authentic and genuine,” added Big Kahuna OG.

“We also want to drop seeds of change within our community,” added 3WaySlim. “We not only want to entertain but empower our fans through music.”

The Cheats Movement Presents: Scheme Team Live: 3 Way Slim, Big Kahuna OG, Fly Anakin, Monday Night, Young Flexico. Hosted by Nitty Blanco. DJ’d by Graymatter, takes place Saturday, Aug. 24 at the Hofheimer Building (Dark room) Doors open at 8:00 p.m., music at 8:30 p.m. $10 at the door.


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