S.I.N (Service, Industry, Night) is an open mic on the second Sundays of every month at Howlers Coyote Cafe located at 4509 Liberty Ave Pittsburgh PA 15224. With a promise of a host, a DJ, and a band they allow the artist to choose whatever outlet they need to perform. It also has a monthly feature, that is chosen from the vast hip hop community. The feature and allowing performers to perform to their own music is what sets this open mic from the rest. SIN was created by 1156 Artist Management Company. Whose soul purpose is to “create and implement innovative management for performing and visual art professionals.”
Background on Blak Rapp Madusa:
Born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania Mel Carter also known as Blak Rapp Madusa emerges from the ghetto streets of Pennsylvania, taking the conscious music movement by storm. Through melodic lyricism this rapper/activist/poet paints a vivid picture of the black experience in America, the black nationalist movement, social and political justice ideologies interwoven with the spiritual inspiration of Islam. Madusa whose name is an acronym for Making A Difference Using Skills and Ambition, came of age in in the third ward community of Houston, Texas and it was here that Madusa discovered her lyrical talent and subsequently recorded her first single “It’s On” with Trickle Down Entertainment a politically conscious record label. She has won poetry slams, freestyle battles and talent shows nationwide. She is affiliated with numerous community outreach organizations from National Black United Front, New Voices in Pittsburgh, Pa, Abrakadoodle in Philadelphia, Sankofa in Brooklyn New York, Project row Houses in Houston, Texas and School Of Unity and Liberation in Oakland, California. This artist is on a mission for change by spreading a positive message and a call to action for all oppressed people. Through her musical expression and activism Madusa hopes to gain reparations for Blacks in America in the form of land.