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Exciting “Green Shade Glow” Performance at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe – 2/27

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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.

From JA to NYC it’s jixi
Jixi Fox

iLL Lyricist – Jixi Fox – [#Poetry]



Spitting the illest verses, lurking in the underground,
Waiting on our time and for other eyes to see how we put it down,
Giving the world content with many sick deliveries,
Put a crown on our heads because we are what a king should be,
Call us the underground kings blazing up your local open mics,
With an appetite and hunger to get our voice heard just right,
We do it in the subways, street, bedroom, morning, day and night,
We can’t be controlled, we use our creativity to express our right,
Of free speech and expressions, to show our feelings, relate to others and dealing,
With life trying to fight against the societies norm mainstream disgusting feedings,
We are us, on the mission to keep it raw, edgy and real, even without a record deal,
The words we produce is what we feed off of, everyday we create meals,
Some of the greatest who had made it are now gone but still they are remembered,
A new generation is emerging, trying hard to earn their recognition with their diverse attributes,
So we ask who is the illest lyricist year after year,
My answer is simply the person doing it for the passion and love,
Trying to develop their voice to be heard year after year, without no fear,
To be the illest lyricists giving you what you need to hear, open your ears.

iLL Lyricist
By: Jixi Fox

© Copyrighted 2011 Jixi Fox™ All Rights Reserved.

(*Note (back story)): There is always a debate on who is the dopest or illest rapper or lyricist, but the answer is always sometimes new year after year based on what people think.  But think of it as this, the person who is consistent known or unknown is the illest lyricist, but are you actually listening for that person?


The Grace of Action – Jixi Fox – [#poetry]



The Grace of Actions

The day was brick

Frozen stiff as a stick

Couldn’t move my eye lids

Not even for a wink

I needed some heat

To get some relief

But I could hardly speak

Body was strong but now weak

I need that tender touch

Even a little brush

This girl’s arms I must clutch

So excited I felt the rush

I am in the mood for romance

Therefore asked the girl to dance

Hopes are high wishing for a chance

To obtain and advance, somewhere in her pants

But that’s not on my mind

Even if so it’s not a crime

This girl is a dime

So pure and so divine

Every moment is crucial

This feeling is not something I am use to

In a way I feel quite unusual

But I guess this is how I should

For this is my Grace of Actions


The Grace of Actions
by: Jixi Fox

© Copyrighted 2011 Jixi Fox™ All Rights Reserved.

(*Note (backstory)): We made actions, but what actions and motions are they.


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