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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

On The Mic Thursday Reviews

 OCTOBER 13,2011

      On October  13th   two designers simultaneously showcased their clothing line.  Even though Carlos Williams traveled the world to showcase “Original Stush Couture” he humbly shared the limelight with an upcoming designer, Kathrine “Kathy” Holder. To launch the birth of her clothing line “Fashion Infinity”, She Chose On The Mic Thursday Fashion Showcase. “Fashion Infinity” is noticeably made for sexy and confident women. Her pieces are bold and very exotic.  Behind the scenes with Carlos & Kathy was a great experience for upcoming models and designers. On The Mic Thursday isn’t only sought by musical artist for exposure, participants in the fashion industry benefit as well.

Have you ever witnessed musical artist Bumpa Green in concert? On Oct. 13th , He possessed vitality in his expressions, especially when he mimicked a grasshopper and jumped around the stage.  The reason he was recognized as the featured artist of the week was an undeniable fact.

Featured artist from the past, General Starsky and Strats IB, took a moment to serenade Aminatu Noah for her birthday celebration. Throughout the night, other performers and Lively w/ One Don Sound spoke highly of her, the look on her face was sketched with appreciation.  

Aminatu popped champagne bottles with models and family, after the extravaganza. She swiveled in her leopard shoes, in the middle of the dance floor, for the duration of the unforgettable event.

For the past On The Mic Thursday’s @ Reflection Manor in Brooklyn, NY models became designers or make up artist and every week another big birthday celebration occurred. Are you in wonder about next week?

OCTOBER 27, 2011

 On Thursday October 27th, vibes in Reflection Manor never fail to achieve an astonishingly successful program. The aroma was sweet like the island breeze. Lights were dim enough for a romantic evening, made just for two. The atmosphere oozed an imaginative vision of seats accompanied by couples, at the candle lit tables, holding hands or simply driven in the pleasure of laughter. A silent eagerness aroused after more analytical observation. On The Mic family revamped the image of the venue. Change is great. Change is refreshing. Change can be unforgivable, but not forgettable.

Though a featured artist wasn’t honored this week, the event was even more glorious. More than twenty five artist performed on the red carpet covered stage. Artist like Troy C gave a strong prayer like messages. Artist like Los, Gaddie G & Strats presented a hip hop style. Artist like Alton Mark delivered a rootsy reggae style and RasNastow crowned Janel ToTheCore with “cutie cutie”, his poetry. The best part of the night was the embracement of first time guest to the program, which include photographer Marvin, videographer Jabali Jones and musical artist like Issa Samba. Artist:

·     General Starsky
·     Billy Cotton
·     Shaul Shakur
·     Jah Mus
·     I Am I featuring Jah
·     Jah Juice
·     Cheese Mus Bus
·     Kebo (poet)
·     Da Poet
·     Jah Ribble
·     Tye 2xx
·     Boss HD
·     Poggy
·     Lion Melta
·     Ineeks
·     Shine

 were some artist that graced the On The Mic Thursday stage. Besides the LIVE performance was the remarkable fashion showcase. Three designers participated, Gallis 247 by Dice, Harriets Alter Ego by Hekima and Original Stush Couture by Carlos Williams. Some guests were in a frenzy because of the routines the models displayed, scene after scene was applauded. Same as Oct. 20th, the male models were not available. Male designers like NaNa Wilson and Gordan Van Rossum (Dice) can definitely rely on the women to rip the runway, like a boy. Exceptional courage was shown by management and models to deliver a showcase for all designers.

The discipline of the program was recited by host Ras Atiba/ Dub Poet and Movie Star. Aminatu is usually one of the models, but she is still attentive to the guest within the On The Mic Thursday event. Dice (Gordan Van Rossum) is habitually by the speaker wires inspecting and nursing problems if needed. Aminatu, Dice and Ras Atiba would love to thank all supporters every week.

NOVEMBER 3, 2011
Old School (on the left) -VS- New School (on the right) DING! DING! DING! Who do you think won the battle?
Dice (Gordon) didn’t hesitate and joined the Old School team, while Host Ras Atiba represented the New School. Riddim after riddim, Old against New, the momentum in Reflection Manor rose. Dice friends supported him, cheers escaladed as he reminisced On The Mic about his childhood riding his bicycle. On the other hand, Host Ras Atiba informed the crowd that something was cooking in his kitchen. The match up to remember was Strats -vs- KenText God of Quam. Old school (Quam) had a strong counteraction, yet New School was crowned the WINNERS. The diversion spiced up the night.

David House members Prince Pankhi and Mosiah graced the stage together, while Bobo Rems stood to the side. November 2, 1930 Emperor Haile Selassie I alongside Queen Menen Asfa was the first King and Queen, crowned together. More than Seventy-Two nations, which included the Pope and Queen, bowed before them. They called him ”The King of Kings, Lords of Lords, The conquering Lion of the Tribe of Judah, Elect of God, Light of The Universe.”  The Coronation remembrance was honored while Natty Kasha from Black Youth Faith, waved the Ethiopian flag. Stamina said a prayer in the middle of his performance and as always, Rapture expressed exuberance with the mic and as a supporter to his friends.

On The Mic program wasn’t appreciated by all attendees, due to the newly added ingredient. Even though thirty names were on the performance list, after RichKnits Morris featured in the fashion showcase, the live stage show was over. Seems like even the artist couldn’t concentrate anymore. A few models were impatient afterwards, as well, but Lively w/ One Don Sound soothed their anticipation to take over the dance floor. Beyonce’s track “Girls” was the best selection for the showcase. It’s True, we run the world. 

Surprisingly, owner Lawrence Prescott visited On The Mic Thursday for the first time at Reflection Manor. All the way from ATL, yet photography was on his agenda. He stated “the vibes are nice,” with a joyful expression. He’s usually very efficient with assistance and resourceful tactics is his weapon against discrepancies.

Thank you to all first time guest and builders for ON THE MIC THURSDAY.

All Reviews are written by Janeltothecore
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and check out On The Mic Thursdays Every Thursday @
Reflection Manor 
3411 Church Ave
(Bet. 34th & 35th Streets)
Brooklyn, NY