Mr. Smith Entertainment International record label celebrated its 6th year anniversary Dec 27, 2013, with a complimentary freestyle rap battle competition that hosted 51 young contenders.
Mr. Smith Entertainment has been in business for 6 years, breeding many recognized artists such as Chilla Coonani as well as its own headliner and CEO, Mr. Smith. With a firm hold in the music industry, Mr. Smith entertainment has decided to add more players to its 2014 line-up in hopes of improving its label.
“It's my entertainment company’s 6th anniversary, so I want sign an artist to a recording deal. My entertainment label helps bring out new artists, and this year I am looking to find raw talent that I can take along with me to Ghana and Nigeria to record their whole album and promote us,” he stated during the anniversary event.
Surprisingly, instead of having the ordinary celebration that artist are accustomed to with drinks and a concert, Mr. Smith surprised his fans with a free show that enabled onlookers to be a part of a surprising rap competition.
Many of the contenders, who submitted their information visa SMS prior to the contest, are students who have very deep passion for rap music and Mr. Smith.
“I love LIB Money Mr. Smith, he’s the best and I know I will be a part of his team because I know that I am a good rapper,” stated 17 year-old contestant Wisken.
Mr. Smith described Wisken as a “talented kid”.
“He’s always posting on my facebook page and told me that he had skills, and just surprised me,” said Smith.
Wisken, who blew the crowd away with his professional rap skills that sounded as if he had been rapping all of his life, was fortunate to make it to the next level after beating his rival.
There were many rappers that were able to show their love for music but with no clear talent, and hung their heads down low when they were told that they had lost the battle. “I was too nervous and I know that’s why I didn’t win, but I want another chance please” one contestant begged.
Unfortunately, all good things have to come to an end, especially when dealing with Liberia’s electricity situation. During the show, as everyone was capsized by the entertaining scene, the electricity went off forcing Mr. Smith to postpone the conclusion of his show.
“I blame the owners of the place were the show took place, but it’s all good,” Mr. Smith assured.
Second round of the competition will be held on January 18, 2014, at the Sports Commission on Broad Street, at 2 p.m.