Atlanta rapper and friends throw down at Tivoli
On July 17, under the bright Friday night lights, Atlanta-based rapper Johnny Cinco brings his brash and unapologetic sound to Chattanooga’s Tivoli Theatre.
But Cinco doesn’t ride alone. With him come an entourage of other hip hop artists, including Bank Row Fresh, Skooly “Rich Kidz” and Jose Guapo, banding together to turn the stage into their very own urban musical playground.
It’s safe to say that Johnny Cinco is not an easy man to please. Just six weeks after dropping his successful mixtape, “I Swear,” he went right back in the studio and recorded a brand new 10-track album entitled “Trap Religious.”
Like other Southern rappers, he has a knack for making classic hip hop melodies sound like they’ve had one too many sips of cough syrup. It’s music on codeine.
But that doesn’t mean it will put you to sleep with a nasty headache. Instead, it’s the perfect head-bobbing and two-stepping remedy for both hardcore rap junkies and Urban Dictionary illiterate newcomers. One thing’s for sure though: Cinco and his support crew will leave you with a case of hip hop fever.
Johnny Cinco with Bank Row Fresh, Skooly “Rich Kidz” & Jose Guapo
Friday, 6 p.m.
709 Broad St.