Before the Thanksgiving/Black Friday holiday, The Beautiful Silence hosted their second Home Grown Concert at Aurora in Providence, Rhode Island. The show featured acts from Providence’s very own Cam Bells and Hil Holla and Boston rappers Avenue and Cousin Stizz with DJ sets from Big Bear, Where’s Nasty and YVNG PVAL. Before the show, #BennettKnowsRadio had the opportunity of catching up with all the artists. During our interview, Avenue introduced us to his authenticity and storytelling, “It’s my story. It’s real authentic. We don’t throw names out but everything’s really descriptive [on] things that I experienced personally,” he explained upon his latest project The Chandelier View. On the other hand, Hil Holla talked about his anticipated album Outside Providence which he describes as “good, honest music from a great place” and his overall excitement for the night of performances, “To have a lot of artists from [New England] in one spot is crazy! I’m looking forward to seeing all of the other the artists”.
After a few drinks and socializing with some musical assistance from Boston DJ Big Bear, it was time for the show! Avenue kicked off the night performing tracks off of his past two projects while using the crowd as an testing pool for some new music. Following Avenue came a high-energy performance from Cam Bells and Where’s Nasty who took us through the Providence rapper’s diverse catalogue with tracks such as the AraabMuzik produced “Paper Planes” and Providence C.O.L.D. cuts. During his set, Cam Bells shared the stage with Ceez Luciano to perform his current single “Pull Up”.
After the Prince of Providence heated-up the stage, Boston DJ YVNG PVAL filled the room with a nice set that kept the crowd energized for Hil Holla who performed shortly after. Holla’s set included songs from his past catalogue, his current single “Backseat” and a few new tracks from his forthcoming album Outside Providence. During his performance he invited Jon Hope to the stage who performed “Ain’t Nobody” of his debut A Guy Named Harry.
Cambridge’s own Cousin Stizz closed the show with a few high-energy performances of cuts such as “Shout Out”, “No Bells” and “Dirty Bands” . Overall, Home Grown New England was an amazing event that not only celebrated the emerging culture of musical arts in New England but a provided a testament to the raw talent that can be found right here in Rhode Island! Sharing the room with a handful of musicians, producers, personalities and socialist that appreciate/add to this culture was a wild energy that really can’t be found anywhere else … and that was what “home grown” was all about!
For information on future events from the The Beautiful Silence check out their website here. Check out photos and footage from the show below!