MTV will host a reality show casting party this Saturday night after Derby at The Frazier History Museum in downtown Louisville. Dubbed as “The Hottest Derby Party” and hosted by MTV's Syrus, the apparent casting call will also feature a special performance by a new break-out hip-hop artist Jim Phebe of Nu Look Records and music by DJ Q.
Frederick, Maryland-based Jim Phebe is said to deliver a true hip-hop experience during his performances mixed with socially conscience lyrics. His debut album A Nu Look At the Game was released in February 2010 on Nu Look Records. Phebe is also expected to perform several songs from his upcoming new album entitled I Can Do What You Can Do. Phebe was produced by the legendary Sam Sneed, formerly of Death Row Records.
Jim Phebe / DJ Q Saturday Frazier Histiory Museum ** Jason Ashcraft is a freelance music writer who focuses on Louisville and Kentucky's original music scene. Visit his blog at
829 W. Main St.
$45 pre-event (TheHottestDerbyParty.com)
"slightly higher" at-the-door
Photo courtesy of MTV
Saturday, May 7th
Frazier Histiory Museum
** Jason Ashcraft is a freelance music writer who focuses on Louisville and Kentucky's original music scene. Visit his blog at