Rated 4 out of
Raps Rocky lookalike lands returns to the country of his grandfather.
Rappers like RA don't come around very often, certainly not of this calibre. It's well known that the 90s were the peak of hip hop excellence and RA was one of the best from this time. He was blacklisted by the industry and remained off the radar to casual hip hop fans but those who knew underground talent from labels like Rawkus knew exactly who he was.
Fast forward to 2018 and he is still going, still independent and still one of the best in the game. He hasn't lost and of his skills or rawness, unlike most rappers with longevity he has rejected the path of watering down his music for the mainstream, he remains loyal to the underground. On stage he is a commanding presence and engages with the crowd on a level most artists wouldn't dream of, but he has respect for his audience. He actually steps off stage and walks into the crowd while performing. How many artists have the nerve to try this? He also asked if there were any beatboxers in the audience, after auditioning two he picked one and invited him onto the stage to perform with him. This wasn't your standard turn up, run through the hits take the money and run hip hop concert. His DJ was also of a high standard. The only negatives were the warm act wasn't up to much and the door staff. My ticket was taken by some bouncer who didn't say a word and just scowled. A few moments later someone in the crowd was thrown over a table by another bouncer. The show great but the door staff ruined the atmosphere.
Date published: 2018-05-17