Winner Mail Route Micki, aka MvilRT Micki, at The Smoke House Social, brought to you by Backwoods, at The Element on April 4 (Photo credit: Terrance Pratt for Steed Media Service)

Houston rapper Sosamann hosted and performed at The Smoke House Social Artist Showcase at Club Element on April 4.

The showcase, brought to fans by Backwoods, offers a game-changing opportunity to compete at the grand finale which takes place in Atlanta this September.

Sosamann at The Smoke House Social, brought to you by Backwoods, was held at the Element on April 4 in Houston (Photo Credit: Terrance Pratt for Steed Media Service)

The evening’s showcase winner, selected by a crowd vote, was Mail Route Micki, aka MvilRT Micki, (IG: @mvilrtmicki), a rising artist from Houston’s north side.

The finalist from each showcase advances to the grand finale and will win studio sessions, sponsorship and a chance to sign with a record label. The runner-up will have access to studio sessions.

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Flyer for The Smoke House Social, brought to you Backwoods, at The Element on April 4 (Photo Credit: Terrance Pratt for Steed Media Service)

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The Smoke House Social, brought to you by Backwoods, winners at The Element on April 4 (Photo Credit: Terrance Pratt for Steed Media Service)

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The Smoke House Social, brought to you by Backwoods, at The Element on April 4 (Photo Credit: Terrance Pratt for Steed Media Service)

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The Smoke House Social, brought to you by Backwoods, winners at The Element on April 4 (Photo Credit: Terrance Pratt for Steed Media Service)

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The Smoke House Social, brought to you by Backwoods, winners at The Element on April 4 (Photo Credit: Terrance Pratt for Steed Media Service)

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The Smoke House Social, brought to you by Backwoods, was held at the Element on April 4 in Houston (Photo Credit: Terrance Pratt for Steed Media Service)

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The Smoke House Social, brought to you by Backwoods, was held at the Element on April 4 in Houston (Photo Credit: Terrance Pratt for Steed Media Service)

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The Smoke House Social, brought to you by Backwoods, was held at the Element on April 4 in Houston (Photo Credit: Terrance Pratt for Steed Media Service)

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The Smoke House Social, brought to you by Backwoods, was held at the Element on April 4 in Houston (Photo Credit: Terrance Pratt for Steed Media Service)

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The Smoke House Social, brought to you by Backwoods, was held at the Element on April 4 in Houston (Photo Credit: Terrance Pratt for Steed Media Service)

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The Smoke House Social, brought to you by Backwoods, was held at the Element on April 4 in Houston (Photo Credit: Terrance Pratt for Steed Media Service)

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The Smoke House Social, brought to you by Backwoods, was held at the Element on April 4 in Houston (Photo Credit: Terrance Pratt for Steed Media Service)

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The Smoke House Social, brought to you by Backwoods, was held at the Element on April 4 in Houston (Photo Credit: Terrance Pratt for Steed Media Service)

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The Smoke House Social, brought to you by Backwoods, was held at the Element on April 4 in Houston (Photo Credit: Terrance Pratt for Steed Media Service)

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The Smoke House Social, brought to you by Backwoods, was held at the Element on April 4 in Houston (Photo Credit: Terrance Pratt for Steed Media Service)

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The Smoke House Social, brought to you by Backwoods, was held at the Element on April 4 in Houston (Photo Credit: Terrance Pratt for Steed Media Service)

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The Smoke House Social, brought to you by Backwoods, was held at the Element on April 4 in Houston (Photo Credit: Terrance Pratt for Steed Media Service)

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The Smoke House Social, brought to you by Backwoods, was held at the Element on April 4 in Houston (Photo Credit: Terrance Pratt for Steed Media Service)

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The Smoke House Social, brought to you by Backwoods, was held at the Element on April 4 in Houston (Photo Credit: Terrance Pratt for Steed Media Service)

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The Smoke House Social, brought to you by Backwoods, was held at the Element on April 4 in Houston (Photo Credit: Terrance Pratt for Steed Media Service)

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The Smoke House Social, brought to you by Backwoods, was held at the Element on April 4 in Houston (Photo Credit: Terrance Pratt for Steed Media Service)

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The Smoke House Social, brought to you by Backwoods, was held at the Element on April 4 in Houston (Photo Credit: Terrance Pratt for Steed Media Service)

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The Smoke House Social, brought to you by Backwoods, was held at the Element on April 4 in Houston (Photo Credit: Terrance Pratt for Steed Media Service)

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The Smoke House Social, brought to you by Backwoods, was held at the Element on April 4 in Houston (Photo Credit: Terrance Pratt for Steed Media Service)

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The Smoke House Social, brought to you by Backwoods, was held at the Element on April 4 in Houston (Photo Credit: Terrance Pratt for Steed Media Service)

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The Smoke House Social, brought to you by Backwoods, was held at the Element on April 4 in Houston (Photo Credit: Terrance Pratt for Steed Media Service)

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The Smoke House Social, brought to you by Backwoods, was held at the Element on April 4 in Houston (Photo Credit: Terrance Pratt for Steed Media Service)

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The Smoke House Social, brought to you by Backwoods, was held at the Element on April 4 in Houston (Photo Credit: Terrance Pratt for Steed Media Service)

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The Smoke House Social, brought to you by Backwoods, was held at the Element on April 4 in Houston (Photo Credit: Terrance Pratt for Steed Media Service)

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The Smoke House Social, brought to you by Backwoods, was held at the Element on April 4 in Houston (Photo Credit: Terrance Pratt for Steed Media Service)

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The Smoke House Social, brought to you by Backwoods, was held at the Element on April 4 in Houston (Photo Credit: Terrance Pratt for Steed Media Service)

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The Smoke House Social, brought to you by Backwoods, was held at the Element on April 4 in Houston (Photo Credit: Terrance Pratt for Steed Media Service)

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The Smoke House Social, brought to you by Backwoods, was held at the Element on April 4 in Houston (Photo Credit: Terrance Pratt for Steed Media Service)

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The Smoke House Social, brought to you by Backwoods, was held at the Element on April 4 in Houston (Photo Credit: Terrance Pratt for Steed Media Service)

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The Smoke House Social, brought to you by Backwoods, was held at the Element on April 4 in Houston (Photo Credit: Terrance Pratt for Steed Media Service)

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The Smoke House Social, brought to you by Backwoods, was held at the Element on April 4 in Houston (Photo Credit: Terrance Pratt for Steed Media Service)

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The Smoke House Social, brought to you by Backwoods, was held at the Element on April 4 in Houston (Photo Credit: Terrance Pratt for Steed Media Service)

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The Smoke House Social, brought to you by Backwoods, was held at the Element on April 4 in Houston (Photo Credit: Terrance Pratt for Steed Media Service)

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The Smoke House Social, brought to you by Backwoods, was held at the Element on April 4 in Houston (Photo Credit: Terrance Pratt for Steed Media Service)

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The Smoke House Social, brought to you by Backwoods, was held at the Element on April 4 in Houston (Photo Credit: Terrance Pratt for Steed Media Service)

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The Smoke House Social, brought to you by Backwoods, was held at the Element on April 4 in Houston (Photo Credit: Terrance Pratt for Steed Media Service)

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The Smoke House Social, brought to you by Backwoods, was held at the Element on April 4 in Houston (Photo Credit: Terrance Pratt for Steed Media Service)

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The Smoke House Social, brought to you by Backwoods, was held at the Element on April 4 in Houston (Photo Credit: Terrance Pratt for Steed Media Service)

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The Smoke House Social, brought to you by Backwoods, was held at the Element on April 4 in Houston (Photo Credit: Terrance Pratt for Steed Media Service)

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The Smoke House Social, brought to you by Backwoods, was held at the Element on April 4 in Houston (Photo Credit: Terrance Pratt for Steed Media Service)

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The Smoke House Social, brought to you by Backwoods, was held at the Element on April 4 in Houston (Photo Credit: Terrance Pratt for Steed Media Service)

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The Smoke House Social, brought to you by Backwoods, was held at the Element on April 4 in Houston (Photo Credit: Terrance Pratt for Steed Media Service)

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The Smoke House Social, brought to you by Backwoods, was held at the Element on April 4 in Houston (Photo Credit: Terrance Pratt for Steed Media Service)

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The Smoke House Social, brought to you by Backwoods, was held at the Element on April 4 in Houston (Photo Credit: Terrance Pratt for Steed Media Service)

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The Smoke House Social, brought to you by Backwoods, was held at the Element on April 4 in Houston (Photo Credit: Terrance Pratt for Steed Media Service)

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