Words By: Chantal Gainous
Capital 6 was the local opening act for the Florida State Last Call for Fall concert on Sun. August 28, which featured an all rapper line up. Capital 6 is a major hip hop collective on FAMU’s campus, and is composed of Crimson, Intricate, Rob Ohtis, Donny Blot, and their DJ Nove. The headliners to the mini fest were Pell, a New Orleans rapper, and Earl Sweatshirt, a well-known west coast rapper part of the Tyler, the Creator collective, Odd Future.
Hosted by Florida State University on their campus Union Green, Capital 6, Pell, and Sweatshirt were able to gain new fans and celebrate with the old ones with this free concert. The concert also featured a conjoined sponsorship with various eats around Tallahassee including newly opened restaurant, Gritz and Greenz.
Many undergraduate students were in attendance to enjoy the vibes and hip hop scene that is sometimes considered rare in Tallahassee, Fl. Although Florida A&M University is a historically black college in town, it is rare to see FAMU sponsor many hip hop related events. Instead it seems as though Tallahassee’s leading university FSU has taken on that burden.
“Personally, I love hip hop, so I thought it was amazing that FSU had this concert free and available to all students in Tallahassee,” Devon Singleton, an FSU ICT junior from Quincy, FL.
Many students have previously voiced their opinions on the lack of local universities involvement in providing opportunities for students that subscribe to the massive, ever evolving hip hop culture, but FSU may change that around. Not only is their first Fall concert entirely hip hop, but they have just announced that their annual Homecoming Warchant concert will feature major independent artist from Chicago, Chance the Rapper. This concert, which is already sold out will happen at the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center, Oct. 12, and will lend a hand to the sometimes forgotten hip hop fans to be able to celebrate their university and their favorite music together and in unity.
“In Tallahassee, you don’t see hip hop culture like you do in Miami, so seeing this representation makes me feel comfortable,” Blake Adner, an FSU freshman from Miami said.
Adner also expressed her excitement with exposure to Capital 6 and the importance of them being a local opening act.
“Because of this, Capital 6 gained a fan. I might have not known about them otherwise,” Adner said.
Hopefully, Tallahassee and its universities will work to have its future endeavors cater to the immensely diverse college population that continues to grow the commonly overlooked capital.