Coast2Coast LIVE Artist Showcase – Philly Edition

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Coast2Coast LIVE is an interactive artist showcase that collaborates with young artists and media with MC’s from all over the nation to perform on stage in front of hundreds of people. These MCs are later critiqued by celebrity judges who rate and score their performances at the end of the show. Coast2Coast LIVE is actually the world’s first interactive artist showcase that allows the artists to submit their Youtube videos to judges for a chance to rock the stage. One of the first stops on the East Coast was in Philly at the Underground Arts down on Callowhill Street. Hidden University sprung at this opportunity come out and catch up with one of our favorite artists, Lewie2Stacks. It’s been a minute since we heard from him, but he definitely showed out and let the people know that he was a force to be reckoned with. Although he didn’t get to take home the title of 1st place, he did come in 2nd place with only a half of a point less than the first place winner Tragedy. Unfortunately, we didn’t catch Tragedy’s performance to be featured in our promo, however we’d still like to shout out a big congratulations to him. 


The celebrity guest performer for this year’s tour was legendary rapper and songwriter, Obie Trice. Since his 2006 shooting, Trice has made a remarkable recovery and he is no longer signed to Shady records. He is now signed to his own label called Black Market Entertainment while he still continues to fulfill his passion in hiphop and teamed up with Coast2Coast as their special guest performer. On stage to join him was DJ Advance who definitely kept the show live.


Coast2Coast is now expanding their showcase to open the stage to other genres like Reggae, Dance, Pop, and also Rock music. Coast2Coast LIVE showcase visited 13 cities around the nation and finally brought the nationwide tour to an end with a closing show in Charlotte, North Carolina.