Rap's greatest producer performed in Vancouver last night. I was pretty pumped to see the man who helped to craft Illmatic and it was a steal for only $15 bucks. Unfortunately, he started way too late and by the time he came through at 1am most of the audience excitement had morphed into mumbles of frustration. As the liquor flowed, people started either fighting or groping each other for entertainment. Premo blamed getting held up in customs, but that was 24 hours earlier so unless he was being waterboarded in a detention center there’s no excuse. His set wasn't overly creative or impressive either, only one Nas/B.I.G track and the usual influx of Gangstarr titles. Negativity aside, it's still a blessing to be in the presence of greatness and Premo’s holy appearance in the rap canon prevents me from further criticism.
Freddie Foxx performed as Bumpy Knuckles later in the night too, I'm not overly familiar with their collaboration project and I kind of assumed it would be dusty old-head boom bap but it was decent live.
P.S Does anyone know what happened to Afu-Ra?
Hit the jump for a few more (low quality) pics. Also look out for my interview with Killer Mike in the next few days.