4

Behind the Bar: Jamil Hyatt at AZ 88

^
Keep New Times Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Phoenix and help keep the future of New Times free.

As a former MC for mostly-defunct Valley hip-hop ensemble Antedote, the gifted lyricist (who went by the moniker Many Pieces) was renowned for his silver-tongued flows and fly rapping ability. These days, however, the 33-year-old has been impressing patrons aplenty at the Old Town eatery and martini bar with his drink-mixing skills and magnetic personality.

"I don't really get frustrated when things get kinda haywire or busy. Some people tend to get flustered when that happens, but I tend to enjoy situations like those a little bit more," he says. "I'm not really one to lose my cool too often."

But as adept as he is at bartending, Hyatt doesn't plan on doing it forever. His main passion in life is music and has been spending his off hours collaborating with fellow local hip-hop artists on a "top secret" EP project that he hopes will lead to greater fame.

"I think I'm one of those guys who'll do a few different things before it's all said and done," he says. "I don't think I'll stay with one thing forever."

Keep Phoenix New Times Free... Since we started Phoenix New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Phoenix, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Phoenix with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.

 

Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Phoenix.

 

Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Phoenix.