“They Feel Like They’re Next To Take Over The Country & The World”
Hot Spot No. 1
With 2014 finally here and in full effect, SOHH’s reached out to the biggest regional deejays throughout the nation to name the Top 14 Most Surprising Hip-Hop Hot Spots. Today, DJ Dirty Dan shines light on the Mobile, Alabama Hip-Hop scene.
The Mobile area is really an active Hip-Hop movement. The area’s been getting a lot of good looks and a lot of love. There’s just a lot of different artists and they’re coming in a lot of different ways. The market is definitely on fire right now, really the whole state of Alabama, but Mobile is in a space where they feel like they’re next and ready to take over the country and the world.
We got a ton of clubs in Mobile. We have Pure, we have Club Latitude. There’s also the Soul Kitchen where there’s a lot of concerts. The culture is so wide open. There’s a lot of hole in the wall spots and guys are going out. It seemed like we had about eight or nine active clubs in the city last year and it’s like 35 active clubs now. Those clubs are geared toward urban, hip-hop artists. It’s definitely a hot spot right now.
We have a few big clubs too. The Soul Kitchen is a big concert hall and then you also have Pure, the restaurant, that’s a club. That’s where you have the 18 to 25 hip-hop crowd partying and going out at. That’s where a lot of artists are going.