Remember the day…..7th October 2013…why you ask? Because this marks the date that Rick Ross shut down the indigo2 arena….PERIOD!
On 26th September 2013 Wiz Khalifa took his tour to the UK where he performed at the O2 Academy in Brixton, London. He was supported by Trinidad James. KillerHipHop was lucky enough to be in the building to watch his performance go down and get an exclusive interview with the man himself. Check out our exclusive review and video interview after the jump.
With the doors opening a little after 7.30pm, Brixton’s Plan B quickly filled with eager fans awaiting Mac Miller and The Internet. With the DJ spinning a variety of songs from the past 2 decades ranging from Notorious B.I.G. to RiFF RAFF, the crowd was ready. The Internet took to the stage around 9pm and Mac Miller followed suit a few minutes later to deafening roars from his fans.
Mac opened the show with the lead single from his album Watching Movies With The Sound Off, SDS, with the Flying Lotus produced beat ringing off the walls. The crowds were heavily into this track with Mac Miller rhyming word for word at some points.
Although Mac Miller did later go on to tell his fans he would not be performing songs from his extensive back catalogue due to time constraints, to show love to his grassroots fans that were present, Mac went into the fan favorite Kool Aid and Frozen Pizza off his K.I.D.S mixtape at which point the crowd immediately got even more hyped than before with the sea of snapbacks bouncing along to the beat. After performing that, Miller decided to borrow an electric guitar from The Internet and strummed a few chords before going into another fan favorite, Best Day Ever but rather than stick to the traditional version, Mac breaks it down and harmonizes over guitar chords with the atmosphere changing immediately into a high energy guitar solo from Mac. Read more
The atmosphere it seemed was eagerly anticipating the star of the show, as the opening acts (members of the A$AP Mob) bowed off the stage. After what seemed like a half hour wait, the lights cut out, pitch black! The crowd erupted, as they knew who was coming.
“Suddenly”… Flacko could be heard but not seen. His words echoed throughout, as he began to build up what was going to be a most epic introduction. Darkness still throughout the arena, though glints of light glowing from phones and cameras clutched by fans. “you my brother, you my kin, f*ck the color of your skin” The curtains shot up and all hell broke loose. Read more
Odd Future’s frontman Tyler, The Creator hit the UK shores to perform at the O2 Academy Islington on 30th March 2013. This was ahead of his Wolf album release on April 2nd 2013. KillerHipHop’s very own Wesley was on hand to witness the event and soak up the atmosphere. Check out his exclusive review after the jump.
Lil Kim has teamed up with her boyfriend Mr. Papers to release their remix to Rihanna’s hit single, Pour It Up. For the past week it seems like every talk show host and media outlet has been ripping Lil Kim apart about her “new look.”
Personally, I can’t help but love to see an artist create new music while under this type of pressure. Redirecting all the additional attention and pointing it at a fresh body of work can sometimes be the best business decision of all.
Unfortunately for the Queen of Rap, the new song has only help to leave her even more unrecognizable. If you’re expecting the same lyrical genius from years past, you may notice yourself still holding your breath at the end of this track.
Check out the song below and let us know what you think.
Elliott Wilson goes in on Drake‘s new joint, “Started From The Bottom.” Check out the video to see what his verdict is on the new Drizzy.
Do you agree?
Check out the song after the jump, as well as a few links to the remixes that have surfaced since.
Elliot Wilson shares his list of 2013’s Top Ten most anticipated albums. The list includes artists such as J. Cole, Rick Ross, Drake, Future, Kanye, Hov and a few others. Check the video above to see who made the cut, and who made the number 1 spot.