Infinite Skillz is the kid brother who just wanted to tag along and the older sibling who was supposed to be an example. He is…
B.A.S.E. Inc Music, Infinite Skillz, Run DTSP, St. Petersburg, Tampa Bay Hip Hop
Drake was taking shots at Jay-Z & Kanye on this one. I guess really he was responding to Hova coming at him but yeah. Prelude to music murking I think.
I think I might be a new fan of Pokey LaFarge...
Don't tell my homeys.
I have a pickup truck and live less than 2 miles from a recycling center. I take my recyclables myself about once a week. I'd love curbside pickup but I'm not really trying to pay extra for it. Where I grew up in Virginia it was no additional charge. Perhaps if the city wasn't wasting money on a sidewalk to nowhere (the Lens) or paying Sunstar to be a duplicate to the Fire Department we could get that something like that down here.
Killer Mike was dope and deserves all the credit and success he has coming to him. I bounced around in the crowd and partied it up with the over 800 people that came out to see Hip Hop on a Wednesday night.
Bear Hands were really nice guys and fans of Hip Hop and good music in general and I personally heard people comment on how good they sounded and wanted to hurry back in to the stage area to hear the rest of their set.
But Andrew couldn't have been more wrong about GZA's energy or interest levels. The delivery, as Mr. Silverstein said was spot on and worth the price of admission alone. That is part of performing. Vocal clarity is a hallmark of professional emcees. Even with my ears plugged to combat the massive speakers I stood next to I could hear every syllable. Maybe the PA sounded muddy from Andrew's vantage point. He clearly missed my set so perhaps he was stuck somewhere in the back or off to an extreme side. I didn't see him so I guess we are even. But if you go to a Hip Hop concert looking for punk rock energy you will often be disappointed. I mean maybe you can check for MGK or Wacka Flocka but that isn't who GZA is or even needs to be. I saw him perform the same set, still without a band 2 days later at the A3C festival in Atlanta.
On a Friday. Not on a Wednesday like the show in question when you know unfortunately the major acts are using this a stop through to get to the bigger cities.
Guess what? Same level of animation. Same impeccable delivery. Same very appreciative crowd. It is an uper level emcee skill when you can stand at the edge of the stage, deliver half a bar and have the crowd finish your line while jumping up and down. GZA doesn't have to jump. His words do.
What is disappointing is that a publication I have contributed to and will continue to contribute to didn't see fit to even mention me. The article mentions a band that wasn't even there but nothing for the guy that lives and works in your subscription area. I'd be lying if I said I didn't take this as a diss. I guess I have a lot more work to do get some respect not just for myself but for Hip Hop in general.
Thanks for the motivation.
So I guess I was invisible???
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