Tonight at the Malkin Bowl Common will be bringing his inspiring and intellectual brand of hip-hop along with funk/techno hip-hop group N.E.R.D. I’ve been fortunate in having seen N.E.R.D twice already this year, once at Glow In The Dark and the other at Pemberton Festival. This show will make it number 3. As of late Vancouver has been getting more rap acts stroll through. This is a good thing for Van City and we have numerous promoters like Gman and Rizk to thank for bringing a plethora of hip-hop acts to town.
Common who debuted in 1992 with Can I Borrow A Dollar? (Skeet’s favourite five words) and remained relatively underground for much of the 90’s. To individuals like Skeets he is still remains underground since Common doesn’t rap about drugs, violence or Superman(ing) that hoe. Egregious. I hope that he plays some of his classics such as Take it Ez and Thisisme. He’ll no doubt be playing his hits from the past few years such as Go, The Corner and Driving Me Wild.
Then there is N.E.R.D. These guys have been killing it for a a little over a minute now. I mean Rockstar, Lapdance, She Wants to Move those are some monster tracks. Although they have collectively failed to attain mainstream “success” in terms of album sales, there albums have spawned a number of club bangers. The set at Pemberton was the exact same as when they strolled through town with Kanye and Lupe Fiasco a few months back. The Urban Dweller is hoping this time around they play a few more tracks from their recent album Seeing Sounds. Check out this interview they did with Nardwaur the Human Serviette while they were in town for Pemberton Festival.
This concert is a must for hip-hop heads of Van City. I mean come on its freakin’ Common and N.E.R.D. it don’t get any better. Oh and I ain’t talking about Money J Skeets and his crap filled hip-hop he purports upon the readers of this blog. News flash Lil’ Wayne sucks. Anyways, if you got tickets well then I guess I’ll catch you fucka’s at the show.
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