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"Talib Kweli and Regime Change @ Sputnik"

Talib Kweli and Regime Change @ Sputnik

For any hip-hop fan the place to be last Saturday was club Sputnik in Brooklyn. Legendary rapper Talib Kweli, along with solid up and coming hip-hop acts Regime Change, AKILLES and the OddICY, Red Clay and other guests took the stage for a hot and steamy live performance that had the basement venue bumping with a jam packed audience of rabid hip-hop fans.
The major highlights of the night included slam poet, Devin Carthan who bottled up nostalgia in his poem “Back in the day” urging the crowd to remember their childhood joys of Saturday morning cartoons and Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.

Philly-based AKILLES and the OddICY put on a killer full band performance that would have made the Roots proud. Their reggae infused hip-hop was delivered in a high energy, word assault lead by a motley crew of rappers that held their own with blazing hot rhymes, thus setting the tone for the performances to come.
Following their performance, Okai and Max!m!l of Regime Change took the stage equipped with both a killer rhythm section and horn section to put on one of the hottest performances of the night featuring their unique international hip-hop blend. Their set list, featuring the single “Life” as well as some new material, were transformed in to a live show extravaganza filled with killer drum solos and funky horns wailing in the background, while Max!m!l and Okai traded off their phenomenal word play like the pros that they are. Regime Change brought the international party and the crowd went absolutely crazy for it, making it a show that was going to be a hard act to follow for Talib Kweli.
- What's Up NYC


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Devin “The Poet” a Brooklyn native feels as though his poetry is a "direct reflection of self.” His poetry can traverse the realms of light hearted to heavy themes; overall Devin establishes an uncanny connection with his audience. He is a recent graduate of John Jay College, where he majored in International Criminal Justice. Devin has been juggling his spoken word career and college since his exit from high school around 5 years ago. Since then he has rocked numerous venues as well as Colleges and Universities all over the country from New York to Califorina. When it comes to the Slam Poetry scene Devin “The Poet” is a force to be reckoned with. He is one of the youngest poets to win a spot on the historical Nuyorican Poets Café Slam team; he is the New York Knicks 2006 Slam Champion, Urban Word NYC 2006 Slam Finalist and all of this accomplished before his 20th birthday. He has shared the stage with some of NYC’s top spoken word artist like Saul Williams, Talaam Acey, Black Ice, Ainsely Burrows and La Bruha as well as accumulating various honors in the process. He has written and performed for Pepsi, Mc Donald's, New York Knicks, JP Morgan Chase, and Michael Bloomberg just to name a few. He is humbled by his accomplishments, making a living doing something he loves and his main goal remains “engrave his words in the psyche of history never to be forgotten”. Devin is currently working on his second album, slated for release in late May, as well as Urban Male Initiative that will bring more creative arts to urban classrooms across the country.