December 12th at MK Lounge was a warm night as friends gathered for a different kind of event. Charm City Direct Radio Show and Struggle Mewzik Ent. presents Paint Me a Perfect Poem Toy Drive to benefit Hearts and Homes for the Youth.
Dressing the canvas for the evening was Donovan Jones with Dear Gangsta and Writing in the Sky, two very poignant poem/stories of feelings, love and self worth. She Hides Behind her Smile paints the picture of a bruised heart and the man who wants to love her . Niecy Poet Renae Richardson came in with Love Is. This beautiful medley of song and word, she reminded listeners that depression is real. She asked the audience to find love in family, friends who are close and those who don’t want you to suffer. CDiggs colored with his story of being in love with the wrong person with Not Ready.
All around the building art was being created and formed. Beautiful Koi fish, abstract murals and painting from the heart. We were grounded with earthy words, made to think with others. Tsgrooved Wordsmith gave us the hard lines and depth of his words with appreciation for love.
Music, good food and song carried patrons to that feel good place courtesy of DJ 2.0. He had the house rocking going back in the day and keeping us up and dancing. JMM (Jody Music Mixtape) brought Richmond groove with a powerful voice and never-ending energy while Black Assets jazzed and grooved us to the end of the night. Her brand of music had Jill Scott vibe you could not help but move to.
All in all, this night was washed with color, hard lines, brilliant hues and best of all smiles, laughter and a feeling of warmth.