For the three veteran performers, and longtime friends, the show offers a chance to re-unite, and do what they do best. Ricca Razor Sharp, originally from Cape Sable Island, has been making a name for himself on the Calgary music scene for over a decade, releasing multiple albums on Neferiu Records and opening for hip-hop heavyweights like KRS ONE and Redman/Method Man. The rap artist believes that the fun-factor for this show will be high.
“Every time the three of us manage to get together, we seize the opportunity to throw a party, and people seem to feed off of that energy. With music fans in the holiday spirit, and people home from university, it should be a great show.”
Ricca has been rapping with JustBen, currently of Bridgewater, since the two attended high school in Barrington in the mid-90s. “JustBen released a very solid album a few years back,” explains Ricca, “and claims to have some new material, so I’m very excited to hear it. He’s a great MC.”
Ricca is also quick to offer praise for the DJ, “Jetleg has a mass of great music spanning hip-hop, funk, dance, party-rock and everything else you can name. He is one of those DJs that knows how to keep a dance floor alive, which is the most important talent a DJ can have.”
Jetleg and Ricca performed as a team in Calgary for several years before Jetleg returned to his roots in Halifax, to start a family. “Jettie and Ben are both family men,” says Ricca, “but they both definitely love to get the opportunity to get down on stage.”
For more information on the show, or to see some Ricca Razor Sharp videos, search ‘Home 4 the Holidays Hip Hop Dance Party’ on Facebook, and don’t forget to head to Alley 9 on Dec 22 for a night of great music and dancing.