By Jer’Mykeal McCoy
Phresh & Professional
Fans came out to The Rutledge in Nashville Thursday night to The 2nd Annual Life in the Clouds Fashion & Music Showcase which brought out some of the hidden talent in the Music City.
Continuing off a great event last year, John Doe, 22, wanted it to continue the series, telling Phresh & Professional “It was a big success so we decided to do it again this year.” Doe, who is one of the founders and owners of Liberated Life, a fashion brand of street wear clothing, wanted a venue to bring out the area’s talent to get eyes on local brands and get artists new listeners and followers.
“Pretty much bring everybody together…get some good comradely,” Said Doe discussing his goals for the night’s event. “Overall just have a fun night.”
He also says he is looking into having a third installment of Life in the Clouds and plans to host it in a larger venue with headlining artists that brings out more than just the hip-hop sense in the city.
Below are pictures from the night’s performances and fashion designers who put their best feet forward:
Hip-hop artist Young Quael performing for the crowd just a week after performing at the South by Southwest (SXSW) Music Festival in Austin, Texas. Performed some of tracks including “Band Play” and “Wave Ya Hands.”
Nashville hip-hop artist, Gee Slab, 22, in his third in performance at the Rutledge wanted to bring the crowd to life with his music.
“I going to bring honesty! I going to bring whats real in life… We got to have substance! Said Gee Slab after his performance. “I got a little girl, I have a child so I have to show that I’m more than just a rapper that talks blasé blah.”
Tatpack, a brand that took the artform of tattoos and applied to fashion was founded by Preston Mitchell, a sophomore at Tennessee State University in Nashville in April 2012. The “Artrepreneur” says “No backpack is alike.” Photos Courtesy of Patrick Smith