THERE's YOURS TRULY, Ma'at Atkins holding the two comp Gentleman Jack drink tickets that were given to each person who attended Arts Beats and Lyrics. Check out down below the scenery and folk who attended!
Therre's Aliah Baker Holman (wife of SYGU's Eddie Holman) and promoter JoAnn Smith.
Business couple Danielle and Kevin McCoy
Socialites painter Keidra Pelloquin
and blogger Gyb Byrd
One of the two bars that were mixing the free Gentleman jack tails.
Which one is live and which one is not? LOL
Patrons looking at the artwork from STL visual artists
On stage was popular drummer Alien Warren (who performed at this annual event in 2008)
His skins were on fire!
Also on stage was DJ Rich Medina who is currently a contestant on the reality dee-jay competition show, The Boombox seen on BET.
The lovely Gentleman Jack Hype Models.
All types of visual mediums were showcased including those on projected screen
Breakdancing from b-boyz, a tradition of the event, also took place.
Over 1,000 folk we hear crowded the spot--upstairs and down.
And more crowd.
A long shot from upstairs.
Another shot from upstairs.
Even the stage area was filled with folk as promoter/photographer Teddy Blackett of B Free Paparazzi takes a crowd shot.
Another long shot from upstairs.
Do you see anyone you know?
NOTE: We got there around 11ish after stopping by ST. Louis Rams' Steven Jackson's party celebrating his rushing yard record and new foundation at the Mandarin (after finding out the actual event ended at midnite) . Overall, this was one of the better Arts, Beats and Lyrics, atmosphere alone (Last year it was at a space at the Hilton in downtown St. Louis which didnt have the same hip-hop feel ). Some of the artists featured included Carlos rodrigues, Brooklyn, and couple Danielle and Kevin Mccoy. They also had a room where folk can play Hip-Hop Karaoke from Wii and winners got free merchandise including party hats and backpacks from gentleman Jacks.