I am so excited to say I had a blast at my performance at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe, New York City for Open Mic Monday on February 27, 2012. I had a game plan and went in and execute with a lot of fun. I had the green shades on tonight getting live (reason I wore them, because their spotlight be super bright, to blind someone on stage), I also perform the 1st single off my upcoming Hip-Hop Ep album “The Burna Effect” in which I decided to go with a photo I already had as the album cover.
I performed a little warm up freestyle called, “Get Up” in which is just a joint I use or going to tend pick up once in a while to fill my 5 minute time slot at Open Mics I will be attending. I almost forget, the song/freestyle will be on the album (silly me), and I also performed “Girls” which is the first single off the album in which this performance is the first time I performed an original song with a beat created and produced by myself, so I was extra proud of that fact.
Either way the performance went like clock work, even though minimal and simple, I felt I am warming up to stage performances. I can’t wait to get better. I did happen to have a prop malfunction which was quite funny to me, but it didn’t hinder what I was doing, so the show went on.
I insert a few comedic lines and storytelling in between songs, which worked pretty well. I think I am going to continue to test those out, as well as my witty stage introduction in which I try to get some laughs in quick by the audience, because overall I want everyone to have a good time.
Thanks, for taking the time to read my experience and I hope you come and see my perform one day soon. I should be doing many more shows at the Nuyorican and other places throughout the year. But you can always see and listen to my works via Soundcloud & ReverbNation and Vimeo & Youtube if you can’t make it to a show or in a different city or country.
Thanks for reading again, and I hope to entertain you all, and take you behind the scenes of my journey.
PS: I will be updating this post and add some cool features, links and pics. I am just rushing to get some other stuff done right now. 🙂 Have a great day.
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