Press release from Jordan Scott Edwards:
The dynamic duo of rapper BLKPAPA (Jordan Scott Edwards) and his trusty DJ White Smoke (Joshua Christian) are bringing their hip-hop sketch comedy show Mystery Meat to Asheville’s Habitat Tavern & Commons on Friday, July 27 at 9 p.m.
“We’re excited to bring our brand of entertainment to our friends at Asheville Improv Collective,” says Edwards. “We love rap music and we love ridiculous comedy. That love is fully displayed in our songs and sketches, and it’s resonated with our audience more than we hoped for.”
Mystery Meat is half rap concert, half sketch comedy show. Edwards is a huge professional wrestling fan, as evidenced by one of his characters, Rick “The Dick” De Santa, and he strives to bring the same energy you’d find in an episode of Monday Night RAW to the show.
“Seeing wrestling live is amazing. You’ve got adrenaline pumping through your veins the entire time,” says Edwards. “But instead of hitting you with bodyslams, we’re hitting you with outlandish characters and rhymes that’ll make your head spin.”
The show’s setlist includes songs like “Drown,” a parody of Kendrick Lamar’s “Swimming Pools,” and “Customer Service,” a tale of the horrors of working in a call center. Characters showcased include country boy food connoisseur Carolina Carl Calhoun and prayer request angel Monté Carlos.
Charleston, South Carolina improviser and writer Andy Livengood is vocal about his love for Mystery Meat, and he appreciates Edwards and Christian’s brand of comedy.
“Mystery Meat is a must see. Absurd characters, insane scenes, and masterfully done hip-hop; there’s something for everyone,” says Livengood. “After seeing it, I was sure of two things; Jordan is a madman, and he should drop a mixtape immediately!”
Mystery Meat gets served at 9 p.m. on Friday, July 27 at Habitat Tavern & Commons. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. Come hungry.