After a successful turnout and show of support for the Battle for Big Spring rap battle at the Desert Flower Art Bar last month, local rapper Cj Pimp – real name CJ McPherson – continues to coordinate events that highlight local rap artists.
The success of Battle for Big Spring, won by CJ, spurred the "Fresh Outa Big Spring Tour" that made its debut earlier this month. The tour is ongoing and has added a monthly event called the “Who’s the Freshest Outa Big Spring Competition” that will begin on March 22nd at the Desert Flower Art Bar in downtown Big Spring.
The contest will consist of 5 artists - Ketchup, Antonio Blokka, Flare, Ambitionz, and OG Thuncho - who will write a song to the same beat. After everyone performs, judges will score each contestant. The artist with the highest score will take home the $100 grand prize, earn the rights to the beat, and have the “Freshest Outa Big Spring” title for the month.
Judges for the competition are Theo Benge, Zay Young, and CJ. West Texas comedian Jennifer McNeely will be a co-host for the event.
Entry for the event will be $10 at the door and attendees will have the opportunity to win door prizes such as $25 bar tab, $50 cash prize, and a free “Fresh Outa Big Spring” shirt.
The next show of the Fresh Outa Big Spring Tour for this month will be at 8 PM on Thursday, Feb. 28th at Mezcal in Big Spring, cover is $5 at the door.