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Comment Archives: Stories: Best of Charleston: Culture, Arts & Entertainment

Re: “Best Hip-Hop Club

CCP I understand when looking at the available options of what could be considered as a "hip hop" club in downtown Charleston that these spots would make the list. It doesn't change the FACT that none of these places are actually hip hop clubs. These could be a best "club" category and there wouldn't be any out cry. The reason there is, is because many people in our community are working hard to promote the culture of hip hop and want to see it grow and have a true place in Charleston. These spots that have been mentioned thus far do not back what hip hop culture is about and it's frustrating to see a city publication give away a title that these people work to give meaning to. To clubs that have yet to lift a finger to see it thrive in the Holy City.

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Posted by Matt A Tuton on April 21, 2017 at 3:52 PM

Re: “Best Hip-Hop Club

Playing the latest Drake song and mixing it with techno music and calling it hip hop is like putting ketchup on ramen and calling it spaghetti! Downtown does not cater to the hip hop community so stop pretending that it does.

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Posted by Kionne Epps on April 21, 2017 at 3:10 PM

Re: “Best Hip-Hop Club

These are not hip hop clubs at all. When has any of these venues downtown ever dedicated a night strictly to hip hop? This is a slap in the face to residents who live here that really know what's going on.

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Posted by Moe SC on April 21, 2017 at 12:22 PM

Re: “Best Hip-Hop Club

Let's be serious CCP, there are NO Hip Hop clubs Downtown! Not a single club. Just because they play a few Rihanna or Drake songs DOES NOT make them a Hip Hop club. DO BETTER !

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Posted by Taylor Brown on April 21, 2017 at 11:54 AM

Re: “Best Hip-Hop Club

Come on CCP we just talked about this last week. And y'all agreed with me that there isn't a hip hop scene especially at these particular clubs. Totally not with it!!!!

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Posted by Salis Mac on April 21, 2017 at 11:32 AM

Re: “Best Hip-Hop Club

There are no Hip Hop clubs in downtown Charleston. Just because a club/bar may play a few Hip Hop songs does not qualify them as a Hip Hop club. And just because you've seen people of color in a certain establishment (or because the DJ is a person of color) doesn't make the club a Hip Hop club either. This category is a lie and needs to be removed.

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Posted by CamWeaver on April 21, 2017 at 11:26 AM

Re: “Best West Ashley Arts Hub

Well, well, thank you soon much City Paper!! Feel like I am living a Fairy Tale.

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Posted by Susan I. Artist on April 20, 2017 at 8:12 PM

Re: “Best Hip-Hop Club

I think the criteria was, based on the winner and runner-up: "have you ever seen more than one group of people there with at least one person of color in each while Hypnotized played."

As covered in previous CCP columns, downtown doesn't welcome the hip hop business, and it doesn't welcome the hip hop crowd. Playing songs from rap albums that I bought during the Clinton administration does not a hip hop club make.

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Posted by factoryconnection on April 20, 2017 at 11:11 AM

Re: “Best Local Hip-Hop Artist

Louie D is NOT a Hip Hop artist. After all the artist who have had interviews in the paper (Anfernee, Benjamin Starr, Matt Monday, Salis) this is the best "Hip Hop" artist you could find. Someone who isn't even remotely hip hop. I have been on the cover of the Charleston City Paper for Hip Hop and no even a nomination. Once again I am soooo disappointed in the paper. This was NOT a representation of the city what so ever, and I thought the Charleston City Paper was just that. Do better

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Posted by Walter Brown on April 20, 2017 at 9:42 AM

Re: “Best Hip-Hop Club

This is false. There are NOT any Hip Hop Clubs downtown... Disappointed in the Charleston City Paper
Sincerely, Walter Brown

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Posted by Walter Brown on April 20, 2017 at 9:36 AM

Re: “Best Hip-Hop Club

Bravo, Charleston City Paper. Please tell me the criteria for a venue to be considered a "Hip Hop Club." (Oh, and not only a Hip Hop Club, but THE BEST Hip Hop Club.) Downtown Charleston has ZERO Hip Hop clubs. It really intrigues me how a publication that has capitalized on Hip Hop artists, and covered Hip Hop based stories, would have the guts to create a category of something that does not exist. I am not concerned about the nomination process, I have questions about the category creation process. When these categories were created, did anyone stop and say "Oh wait, there is NO Hip Hop club in Downtown Charleston." "Oh wait, we wrote a WHOLE story about how Hip Hop event planners can BARELY find a venue that would open doors to play Hip Hop." I do expect more from the Charleston City Paper. When you know better, you do better. Charleston City Paper, you knew better. How The Commodore won this award is beyond me. No shade, just facts. The Commodore is NOT a Hip Hop club. If the winner and runner-up are indeed Hip Hop clubs, then I will be the first one through the door on Friday night, expecting the wondrous sounds of Future or Lil Boosie to greet me at the doe'! #BOC17 #BestReachOf2017 #StretchArmstrong

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Posted by Vaughn Postema on April 19, 2017 at 3:43 PM

Re: “Best Musician

Would it be possible to put Mr. Rucker in the HOF and retire his number for the sake of these awards? Yeah, we get it... the guy that has been making platinum records since Slick Willie's first term is a good singer. Beautiful voice, everyone knows it... like everyone in the United States.

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Posted by factoryconnection on April 19, 2017 at 3:24 PM

Re: “Best Hip-Hop Club

How are these Hip-Hop clubs?

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Posted by Vaughn Postema on April 19, 2017 at 3:22 PM

Re: “Best Exhibit of 2016

this is great that Patriots Point Vietnam Exhibit was voted best of 2016 but for "reporting" the Charleston City Paper gets a bad grade. The wasted page your website has as a result of clicking on the link for the Best Exhibit of 2016 is pretty empty. Sure its states who the winner is, but NO pictures? NO explanation? NO nothing? C'mon guys you gotta elaborate a little bit.

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Posted by John B Montgomery on April 19, 2017 at 8:59 AM

Re: “Best Parody Act

The BEST! Wraps it up fine!

Posted by Paula Walker Roland on May 10, 2016 at 5:04 PM

Re: “Best Freaky Video

Friggin awesome production. This is the kind of stuff you find in New York and LA

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Posted by falconfire on March 23, 2016 at 11:15 AM

Re: “Best Karaoke Night

I just moved to S.Carolina i want to know is there any karaoke that has a lot of people tonight...sunday

Posted by Eric Diaz on June 28, 2015 at 8:39 PM

Re: “Best Theater Multitaskers

Congrats guys!

Posted by Kristen Ezovski Cassi on April 4, 2015 at 11:56 AM

Re: “Best Teenage Nightmare

Agreed. She was amazing to watch. I am also happy to have learned a new word, "otaku."

Posted by natj on April 3, 2015 at 9:48 PM

Re: “Best Heart for Radio

Brad produced The BTS Radio Show and his passion and creativity are the reason I still do the show. He is and will be missed, but never forgotten.

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Posted by Brian T Shirley on April 3, 2015 at 5:39 PM
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