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BMI’s “Know Them Now” Showcase Brings Hip-Hop’s Most Promising New Acts to New York City

Posted in News on October 10, 2018
Brooklyn native Kas takes the stage at BMI’s “Know Them Now” showcase at S.O.B.’s.
Brooklyn native Kas takes the stage at BMI’s “Know Them Now” showcase at S.O.B.’s. Photo: Emil Lendof for BMI

BMI presented the Know Them Now showcase at legendary venue S.O.B.’s in New York City, Monday night. The event featured some of BMI’s most promising songwriters and producers currently breaking through New York’s music scene.

BMI’s Omar Grant kicked off the proceedings by introducing the evening’s host, radio personality Noodles, with DJ B-Law warming up the crowd before the featured performances. New rapper Rockstar Payso delivered an explosive set that demonstrated why there’s a buzz about his name, followed by a rousing performance by rising female powerhouse emcee Billy B. Brooklyn native Kas was next on the mic, followed by the infectious Afrobeat-inspired rhythms of rapper Blackway. Queens rapper LouGotCash provided the grand finale of the evening, performing an epic set that left the enthusiastic crowd hungry for more.