What’s better than a night of dancing to local hip hop and rap? A night of dancing to local hip hop and rap AND free pizza.

Put together by Marty Hillard, of Ebony Tusks and Cowboy Indian Bear, and hosted by Kwame Boateng (Ebony Tusks’ hype man and alleged best friend), Lowercase KANSAS brought together a huge range of acts from the area including Young Forest, Milkdrop, Heartfelt, LiON, Anarchy, D/Will, 1st Verse, and Algebra. Ebony Tusks headlined and finished out the night jumping in and out of the audience, keeping their set truly personal and keeping it close to the audience.

Words and photos by Lillian Wright Smith