Last night (June 21) Curren$y and friends literally left the Brooklyn Bowl smokin’, after a series of explosive performances at Dame Dash’s BluRoc Festival. Lead by the 2009 XXL Freshman, a team of affiliates from Stalley to Big K.R.I.T. to Ski Beatz all took the stage in front of a packed house.
The multi-talented producer—know for his early work with Jay-Z—warmed the restless crowd with live drum patterns and allowed the sounds of the BlacRoc band, The Senseis, to stimulate the audience’s attention. Fans lit their first joint as the show finally took off when West African native, Tabi Bonney hit the stage with, “Jetsetting”.
During a 10-minute intermission spectators began to get anxious, and more smoke filled the venue. Immediately, the house lights came on as if the fire alarm was pulled. Hundreds of fans and bowlers began to scan the lounge quickly, seconds later hearing the voice of the sound man saying,” There will be no smoking, of any kind, in the Brooklyn Bowl, it makes the smoke alarms go off and the show will be over.” The agitated crowd booed and was quickly surprised when Ski Beatz digressed to queing up his Camp Lo classic, “Luchini,” and bringing out Sonny Cheeba and Geechi Suede to recite their verses.
While smoking died down a bit, Mississippi based, Big K.R.I.T., Harlem MC Smoke Dza, and Ohio’s own, Stalley rocked the crowd, as every head under the roof nodded rapidly to Stalley’s, “S.t.a.l.l.e.y.” Dza’s, “Sour Hour” and K.R.I.T’s, “Hometown Hero”.
“We can’t be too cool in this muhfucka man,” whispered Curren$y as he danced out on stage receiving a rolled joint from a fan in the crowd. “I can’t smoke this in here,” he went on to say. Spitta went on to rip through songs like “Pilot Talk”, “Breakfast”, and “Life Under the Scope”.
As the eclectic show came to a end, once again the room filled with smoke when Dame Dash strolled onstage with lit joint in hand, thanking everyone for coming out and having a good time. —Vaughn Roland
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