Hip-Hop on High Street is back again today at Morgantown Art Bar, 268 High St. Area resident, artist and organizer Lamar Riddick will bring together musical talent from across the country.
“Hip-Hop on High Street combines two of my favorite things: bringing together talent and performing in Morgantown at the art bar,” Riddick said. “I’m so excited to show off the lineup we got. This is going to be one of the best concerts Morgantown will see this year.”
Starting at 7 p.m., the concert will be on the streets in front of the bar, featuring 12 performers. Headlining will be Porsha Love, Kevi Morse and Riddick.
Flying in from Florida, Love has had her biggest year yet. Her feature on Wande’s “Don’t Worry About It” has been a part of Spotify’s New Music Friday playlist and played on Revolt TV. The music video for the song is being considered for a 2022 Grammy Award for best music video.
Morse, a full-time artist from Michigan, is known for infectious drums and constant touring. Usually averaging 50 shows a year, the 2017 Rapzilla freshman is coming to Morgantown to spread the love of God and put on a show.
Riddick will perform one last time before heading off to boot camp as the U.S. Army Field Band’s first hip-hop vocalist. Other local artists include producer Eli Williams, who is returning for his third Hip-Hop on High Street to DJ for all the artists, and singer Abi Renee. Children’s dance group Lil Jammaz will kick off the event with moves they’ve been working on all year.
“As an artist and Christian, I have the responsibility to create great music. I want listeners to allow God to ‘revive’ their souls,” Riddick said. “I believe God has given me a gift to shine the light of a better way in a culture that is suffering from drugs, depression, and no sense of direction in their lives.”