Local Artists Battle at #RunMob Open Mic Night

Local Talent Showcase in Mobile, Alabama

Open Mic Night at Tag Bar & Lounge

Last night I was honored enough to be invited to judge the #RunMob Open Mic Competition at Tag Bar & Lounge, hosted by DJ Oktoba. As ILoveMakonnen would put it, the club was “going up on a Tuesday.” This wasn’t the last Tuesday to go up, either. From now until Fat Tuesday (February 9th), one talented performer per week will walk away with bragging rights and an array of prizes. Last night’s winner, Bianca Clarke, killed it onstage and won cash, free

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Bianca Clarke walked away with last night’s prize, although she’s been winning for awhile now. Download her mixtape, “Direct Message”, free at DatPiff.com.

beats, studio time and a spot in the finals to be held on Fat Tuesday.

DJ Oktoba, Mobile DJ and local personality, passionately praised all contestants and urged them to come back every week leading up to the finals where the previous week’s winners will battle it out for the ultimate prize.

There were no losers at this event, let me tell you. Though only one person could walk away with the prize, others, including Zelly and Yung Lukey of Silent Hustle, put on a show even I can’t forget. These local talents were hungry and it showed.

The night did not go without a bit of “alternative” entertainment, with a few laughs to be had. But let’s be honest, we all watched American Idol for the funny auditions. The mix of raw talent, confident performances and unique genres added up to one hell of a

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Yung Lukey had the crowd on his side to his hit “Rollin.” Apart of Silent Hustle, there’s nothing quiet about this artist’s swag.


I will be in the building again next week and I hope to see some more familiar faces along with some new and up-and-coming artists. #RunMob Open Mic proved to be a prosperous networking event, interactive show, and all around good time. It always feels good to see artists supporting other artists, especially in towns like Mobile that don’t get as much media attention as some of the bigger cities. Trust me, if the media knew like I know, they wouldn’t sleep on #RunMob.

See you all next Tuesday at Tag Bar & Lounge!

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Zelly was another favorite, with confidence and swag to spare. He had the moves, the confidence and the music.

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