In October, the Uptown hip-hop record store owned and operated by Rhymesayers Entertainment, Fifth Element, re-launched its open-mic night event after several years on hiatus, and the monthly forum for local rappers has been steadily increasing in attendance ever since. The event is free, a testament to Rhymesayers' devotion to the local scene. Peering into the famed shop's picture windows on the first Thursday of the month will give a glimpse into the burgeoning generation of up-and-coming MCs, those who're steadily making their names rubbing elbows with those who've yet to perform for an audience. Anyone who has something to spit is welcome; the night functions as a place to network, improve your skills, or simply hear a range... More >>>