lilD: Toledo Heats Up With Sizzling Summer EventsWritten by lilD | | email@example.com
Finally! The sun is shining on a consistent basis (knocks on wood), sweats are being replaced with shorts, and we finally remember what the sidewalk looks like. It’s summer, and with better weather comes a better time. Just this week, there are two amazing events being put on by two amazing people.
Tonight, June 8, Hip-Hop superstar group Travis Porter will be at the Metropolis, no doubt performing in front of a capacity crowd. This is an all-ages event, and the show is from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
What makes this concert so special is the person who is putting it on. DJ Scholar is known around the city as the dj/promoter whose events are held to a higher standard. That is not to say that he considers himself better than any particular group of people, but he has brought to Toledo what people have been begging for: an upscale atmosphere for people to have fun without the fear of violence.
Scholar, who completed his Master’s Degree in 5 years, has one of the biggest movements in the area with 4.0, LLC, the motto of which is “Get Educated.” There is no doubt of Scholar’s academic intelligence, but the 4.0 movement has expanded beyond the textbook. Everyone involved with 4.0 understands that it means “being the best at what you do, or not doing it at all.” Similarly, their motto, “Get Educated” isn’t necessarily referring to acquiring a formal education. “The whole idea of getting educated is battling ignorance,” Scholar told me with all the confidence that he and his team is doing just that.
With a proven track record for parties and events without fault, the Travis Porter concert tonight should be no different. The 4.0 movement wouldn’t have it any other way.
Once you’ve recovered from the Travis Porter concert, Thursday promises to provide just as much entertainment. Seasoned Toledo Hip-Hop artist Sixx Digit will be putting on a special performance at Mickey Finn’s at 8 p.m. This is an all ages event, and there is no admission fee. Fellow Toledo artist Big J Tha White Wonder will join Sixx Digit as they perform in front of an anticipating crowd.
Sixx Digit has gained respect in the city as an artist by staying consistent, supporting other artists, and staying true to himself. He recorded his first songs when he was only in the 7th grade, and hasn’t seemed to stop since.
Understanding that his movement must be bigger than just Toledo, Sixx Digit operates in a way that reflects his extensive knowledge of the music industry. His show tomorrow is being filmed by local video production company, Miserable City TV, and will be archived at the Toledo Library.
It’s hard not to support an artist who has the total package. His new double-disk album is available at the Shed, along with his new DVD. (The DVD definitely gets the lilD stamp of approval.) And if that’s not enough Sixx Digit for you, go to his website, www.sixxdigit.com, to download more music.
One thing both DJ Scholar and Sixx Digit have in common are their apathetic attitude towards financial gain. Scholar nearly laughs at the thought, saying “money is just what you need to eat.” Sixx Digit says “it’s never been my first priority.”
So why do these two continue to provide us with entertainment? Sixx Digit sums up the general idea quite nicely: “[I want] my ideas to be felt.” Whether it’s showing Toledo that it is possible to attend a party without fear of being shot, or being an example of a local artist who won’t be local very long, these two seem to have the formula for success.