(Live Wire Athens) Pulling together multiple facets of the local hip-hop community, a new month-long residency called the Hip-Hop Pit Stop will spotlight independent artists every Wednesday in June from 8–11 p.m. Hosted by Montu Miller of ATHfactor-Liberty Entertainment, each installment is outsourced to a different label or promotion team, ensuring a diverse and collaborative series. Everything kicks off on June 2 with Tribe House Records Night featuring DJ Kut Daily and Cassie Chantel, who recently won the 2021 Vic Chesnutt Songwriter of the Year Award. Chantel will be joined by Frank the Eagle, Dirty Redd World, Mill Runna, Jake, Dookee, Bantana and Highness. The lineup continues with GA Pro Night featuring DJ Kountry and Kxng Blanco on June 9; MMR Night featuring DJ Sean Swift and Ant Da Ripper on June 16; Volumes Night featuring DJ Bob Fish and Trvy on June 23; and ALE Night featuring DJ Chief Rocka on June 30. In addition to scheduled acts, each night will get warmed up with an hour-long open mic session for emerging artists to participate.
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