Sam Be Yourself, OneTakeCarter, Munch
217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002
This event is 18 and over
Sam Be Yourself
OnetakeCarter is a poet/hip hop artist from Cambria Heights, Queens, NY & Uniondale, NY. He's been rapping since he was about 6 years old. "I remember when my brothers and I would beat on the school desk in my room & we would just freestyle for hours." He moved to Uniondale, Long Island, in the 5th grade where he started to sing. Performing became his second nature. Rapping was still what this kid loved to do for fun. He found the Uniondale Community Center, where Dj Johnny Juice the former Dj for Public Enemy, was assisting young artist, and he began to record. After a while Carter left the Community Center, gave up recording & started skateboarding. Still writing on the side, Carter's skill were first put to the test in the 10th grade when his school was hosting these freestyle friday battles. He claims he was sitting in the crowd watching the older guys spit against each other & wanted to be apart of the action. Carter ended up being the freestyle friday Champion for the rest of the events days. "Freestyle battles were fun but they werent going to get me anywhere. One day me & Rito bumped into Jus Blak (Uniondale artist) in the Gas station before school. Blak was like Yo yall look like yall rap! I spit something for him & he told us to come thru to the studio. Everything else is history. After that we started UnXpected CompAny and brought the homies in. Now we're on the come up."