COOP Showcase

Citizens Bank of Edmond presents

COOP Showcase

July 19

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$8.00

This event is 21 and over

COOP Showcase
Sativa Prophets
Sativa Prophets
The Sativa Prophets are an art and hip hop collective based in Oklahoma City. Full of Producers, Emcees, Visuals Artists, and Musicians, the Prophets Utilize their skill sets to push one another to the next level. The abstract that is their music is definitively depicted within their individual artwork. A new age Tribe Called Quest or a suburban Wu Tang? Whatever you want to call the Sativa Prophets they leave you wanting to hear more. The crowds of The Norman Music Festival and the Center of The Universe Festival had their party pants on. Waka Flocka's most recent visit to OKC had HuckWheat of the Prophets loosen up the fans. Wherever they go they give you full blown energy and catchy soundtracks.
Miillie Mesh
Miillie Mesh
Yes, that’s two “I’s” after the “M” — as in the two eyes you’ll need to see and believe one of the state’s top live hip-hop acts.

If Oklahoma City’s rap scene was forced to crown a queen tomorrow, no active performer would have a better case for the throne than the gold lady herself Miilie Mesh.

In 2017, Mesh was named Female Artist of the Year in 2 seperate awards shows, including the Deleah Tishay Awards, the Oklahoma Hip-Hop Awards curated by LineUpOKC. She also spent the year opening for “The God MC” Rakim at Tower Theatre and as a headliner in the all-female AMP Fest for the second consecutive year.

Somewhere in the cross-section of classic East Coast grit, party-friendly positivity, and black/female empowerment is where one finds Mesh, an artist often compared to edgy rap empresses like Left Eye, Missy Elliot, MC Lyte and Nicki Minaj.

Her diverse musical offerings often come wrapped with impeccable style and art-forward vision. “I Rock Gold” is a rugged, turnt-up crowd favorite. “It’s My Birthday” is an anthem with an unending shelf life.

Still, Mesh is an artist who is never short on substance. She delivered a highly memorable verse on “Melanin Monroe” for Jabee’s critically praised 2016 album Black Future. On her song “2 Deep,” Mesh raps, “You ain’t know I had dungeons dragons / For all you who confederate flaggin’ / Now I gotta bring back that blackness.”

It is easy to try and push femme rappers into niche markets. But Mesh is much more than a novelty act. She’s a student of the game and a complete emcee who transcends labels and, in turn, shatters preconceived notions of what a female artist can and should sound like.

“I don’t really have a set lane; I’m really trying to master all of it because I want to be worldly,” Mesh said in an interview with Oklahoma Gazette. “I want to be for every mass, every part of the country, every part of the world.”
Speak, Memory
Speak, Memory
Oklahoma City’s SPEAK, MEMORY ( featuring Timothy Miller on guitar/synth/effects, Cody Fowler on bass, also part of local band HORSE THEIF, and Nick Morgan on drums, former drummer for local band THE HITT BOYZ ) are living proof that raw talent, ambition and honesty can still prevail. Formed in 2011, by aligning their unwavering dedication to the do-it-yourself work ethic with a signature sound, SPEAK, MEMORY have helped to bring to light a style of music that not only is reminisce of the past but also adding twists and turns to make it their own. Stylistically eclectic songs suggesting a range of influences are what make SPEAK, MEMORY stand out.

SPEAK, MEMORY have struck a fine balance between being entertaining without sacrificing musical integrity. They've played the Bright Lights Music Festival & Norman Music Festival, as well as local staples such as 89th Street Collective, Dope Chapel/Resonator, Speakeasy, Blue Note, VZD's & many more. The band have performed with such acts as PVRIS, the Appleseed Cast, football, etc., A Lot Like Birds, Frameworks, Free Throw, Save Us From The Archon, Comrades, Lovedrug, Traindodge & many others.

SPEAK, MEMORY's songs from their EP "Value To Survival" are featured on various compilations, including #BernACopy, in which proceeds go to Bernie Sander's campaign. Their music has been played & mentioned by the SPYFM radio show through KOSU, the local NPR affiliate, This N' That, The Oklahoma Gazette & St Louis Underground Podcast. SPEAK, MEMORY are also featured in one of many videos put out by the Oklahoma City Convention & Visitors Bureau's campaign ReadyToOKC to help promote & highlight many of Oklahoma City's most unique attractions. SPEAK, MEMORY also have music featured in documentaries as "District Up!" ( which was part of the deadCenter Film Festival of 2016 and currently being played at other festivals across the country ).

Currently SPEAK, MEMORY are writing a full length, in which they explore more ambience and electronic elements that will attract a new fanbase while still keeping their current fanbase wanting more. You can see them regularly in Oklahoma City and surrounding areas.
Venue Information:
Tower Theatre
425 NW 23rd St
Oklahoma City, OK, 73103
https://towertheatreokc.com/