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After about three weeks of intense promotion and preparation; the two year anniversary celebration officially went down on the 13th at Y-Not III. It was hosted by Kia Rap Princess, DJ Bangaboy Kritakal held down the tables, new face to the family Cyrena Martin (Mahogany Cares) came through in a pinch with sponsored gifts, and the Blaqlizt Music Entertainment team along side The Illixer staff took care of the business dealings. There were a fair amount of supporters that showed up too, ranging from mere fans to some of the 414’s most elite talents such as: Trunk Bussa, Super Ego, Rue The Poet, etc.

But of course the night wouldn’t have been complete without the diverse set of performers who blazed the stage. They brought it all to the building including: poetry, a-capella spitting, hit tracks, a little pole dancing, and more. And the crowd loved every minute of it. Thus much appreciation & kudos goes out to: Tiki The Poet, Marilyn McBandz, Rockz Solid, JD The Chief & Mista Marcus, RA, Louie Z, Cezar, Bizal McLoud, Vivid, and The Intruders. There were a few hiccups but for the most part everything went well. Those in attendance seemed to truly enjoy themselves and the venue staff was also pleased at the end of the night. Couldn’t really ask for a better outcome than that. If you missed it, producer/videographer 40Mil was kind enough to clear his schedule to capture the festivities. Peep the slideshow and video above.

**My Two Cents: I really enjoyed myself at the event. I am beyond grateful to everyone who came out and/or participated. It was a colorful night full of memories and certainly one for the books. I can’t wait to do it all over again for the three year anniversary celebration in 2014. -MinM