Nitzia Scott, better known by her stage name Nitty Scott, MC, is an emcee via Brooklyn, New York. Her breakthrough came in 2010, when the video for her freestyle over Kanye West’s “Monster” went viral. She has performed at the BET Hip Hop Awards and has been featured in Billboard Magazine and The New York Times. Scott released her debut street album The Cassette Chronicles in 2011, followed by her critically acclaimed EP The Boombox Diaries, Vol. 1 in 2012 and her latest offering The Art Of Chill. She headlined her own national tour in 2014. Always known to bring both substance and lyricism, Nitty’s message is about spreading peace, empowering women and progressing culture.
Rhymes: Sam Cooke, “Summertime,” Blue Oyster Cult, “Don’t Fear the Reaper” TLC ft. Andre3000, “Sumthin Wicked This Way Comes,” and India.Arie, “Back to the Middle”
Shannon Matesky is an artist, activist, educator from Berkeley CA. She has been seen on stages across the country as a spoken word artist as well as featured in numerous documentaries and seen on TV on HBO’s Def Poetry Jam. Shannon’s acting credits include working with companies such as Steppenwolf Theatre Company, The Hypocrites, The Inconvenience and many others. She has taught with numerous organizations such as Youth Speaks, Young Chicago Authors, and Step-Up Women’s Network. Shannon also works on developing theatrical pieces using personal narrative included her solo show She Think She Grown. She currently resides in Chicago.
Rhymes: TLC – “What About Your Friends?,” Lauryn Hill – “Everything is Everything,” Eve – “Love is Blind”