Lyrical Quest held it down as the brothers of Phi Beta Sigma hosted open mic night. Students showed up from all over and came out to hear the soulful sounds of amateur lyricists, poets, musicians and vocalists performing their craft that they poured purely from the hearts. Sophomore Arsenio Wilborn, a member of Phi Beta Sigma from Long Beach, Calif., was the master of ceremonies. Other members of Sigma and the co-host Zetas cheered him on when he sang a song from neo-soul artist Jazmine Sullivan’s album.
The mic was open to all students and guests who wanted to showcase their creativity in poetry and music.
Members of Lyrical Quest performed various poetic pieces and songs designed to give students some things to ponder even after leaving the performance.
A brief intermission was one of the highlights of the show when the Sigmas and Alpha Phi Omegas strolled through aisles, causing the crowd to go wild.
DJ R.J. ( Rodney Johnson) was on the 1’s and 2’s, spinning the latest rap songs to keep the student audience entertained.
Special guest P.O.E. People (Putting Out Expressive People), a group of talented vocalists and poets, came up from Southeastern University in Hammond and showcased their unique swagger and style of poetry and musicianship.
“My favorite performance was when Kiana Stewart performed,” said Alexandrea Wells, a freshman from Houston. “Her performance had the crowd at the edge of their seats.”
Lyrical Quest will continue to do shows throughout the remainder of the semester so keep your eyes open and your ears to the street.