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D.C. MC Kokayi performed an awesome, off-the-cuff mini-set on the City Paper parking deck last week, in which he mutated some of his best-known songs on the fly with accompaniment by a beat-boxing and spoons-playing Christylez Bacon. You can see another side of Kokayi—-plus higher production values!—-in a series of Gibson-sponsored videos posted on local blog The Couch Sessions today. Here’s Kokayi doing an acoustic version of “RoxTar”:
The videos also feature earnest D.C. multi-instrumentalist Matthew Hemerlein, and include interviews with both artists and Hemerlein’s rendition of the Kevin Lyttle song “Turn Me On,” with beat-boxing from Kokayi. Check it out here. And compare! Here’s Kokayi doing “RoxTar” on the City Paper roof: