I’m a little delayed in letting yal know about the show last Saturday. It was a decent turnout, but the crowd’s energy was dope and very appreciated. I had a blast performing, and I managed to play the keys without screwing up royally. Jesse Mader performed after me. Jesse is a supremely talented artist whose performance has the kind of dynamics that all hip hop artists should live up to. He performs with a guitarist, and Jesse dabbles with some pad instrument (the name eludes me) that added some dope bass vibes. He’s a catchy ass MC too…”she still gets jealous of the headphone”.
The headliner was, of course, the one and only Real Deal. It was refreshing to see him perform his songs, and only his songs. What I mean is, as a legendary battle MC, it’s expected for him to do some freestyle/crowd participation/give me a topic segment. He did not, and honestly, as much as I like the crowd participation bridge to his performances, his songwriting is sadly underrated, so it was great to hear a slew of his jams. His catalog only gets better as time passes. His new album The Mount Oliver Project, the focal point of Saturday night, is no exception.
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