Mic-Check Mondays 

Over the years, local veteran hip-hop group Heet Mob has hosted the most colorful open-mic nights in Kansas City. The Mob's first open-mic night started at Club Mardi Gras in the jazz district in 1999 and later moved to the Hurricane in 2002, where the event held on until 2005. Now, Heet Mob has started a brand-new thing at the Embassy on Main. While the Mob's DJ Hylanda plays the hottest industry beats, a passionate base of seasoned and rookie MCs steps to the mic throughout the night to spit everything from deranged battle raps to hilarious rhyming improv. As Hylanda points out, most hip-hop clubs in KC cater to "just the mainstream guys or just the backpackers." At Mic-Check Mondays, all hip-hop heads are greeted with open arms. Heet Mob's open mics have provided a training ground for some of the area's best MCs. Here, the legacy continues.

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