Underground hip-hop fills basement at Jerry’s Pizza in Bakersfield
March 3, 2010
Filed under Features
Dozens of hip-hop enthusiasts gathered inside Jerry’s Pizza & Pub on Feb. 21 to see underground hip-hop artists Scarub and Eligh, of the Los Angeles-based Living Legends collective, perform.
The show, organized by Porterville-based promoter Ramsey Barrios of FourFameEntertainment, was an all ages event with free entry for women.
The event was said to be “successful for a Sunday” by Barrios, who went on to say that the event was unusual because Jerry’s Pizza is normally closed on Sundays. Barrios also said he would like to do more shows in 2010.
Kazmatic, of The Drunken Apostles, said that he and Barrios began organizing these shows because Southern California, specifically Los Angeles, has a large underground hip-hop scene that rarely has artists stop in Bakersfield.
Kern area rappers Animal Chen, Urban Tha Legend, and groups Illa-Strae-Shuns, The Drunken Apostles and Letha Lungs were excited to join Scarub and Eligh on stage.
The crowd was treated to a show when Letha Lungs took the stage and removed their blue robes to reveal one artist wearing cheetah print lingerie and the other donning a woman’s vest.
The duo said, “We wear different costumes every show,” with Shea Boyd of the duo adding, “We don’t always cross-dress.”
The general consensus among attendees of the show was that it was good. Anthony Burrow of Orange County said, “I love hip-hop, I live for hip-hop,” and continued to praise the experience.
Scarub and Eligh took the stage at around 11 and performed for the crowd until the early hours of the morning.