Archive for October 27th, 2014

The doobie brothers

Redman (left) and Method Man.

Redman (left) and Method Man. Photo by Leon Laing.

How high?
For the grand finale, Redman climbed on top of a large speaker onstage. To create some suspense, he stood from the elevated area, waited about a minute and dived fearlessly into a sea of fans. Method Man stage dived and crowd surfed, too. With oomph and classic songs, hip-hop’s Cheech and Chong connected with the crowd. Continue reading ‘The doobie brothers’

A thirst for truth

Mick Jenkins. Photo by Leon Laing.

Mick Jenkins. Photo by Leon Laing.

When I met Mick Jenkins backstage, I told him he reminds me of Jay Electronica. With voices as deep as James Earl Jones’, both rappers write thought-provoking lyrics against a backdrop of melodic beats. Continue reading ‘A thirst for truth’