Hailing from Mount Vernon, New York (just outside of New York City), STACE is a musician who knows exactly what he wants. Not only does he sing, rap, play piano, guitar and drums, STACE is a businessman who watches the trends and reaches new heights in setting his own. We kicked it with the “LA Kind of Girl” singer to talk independent artist hustle, foundational appeal and the almighty herb. Check it out below.
303 Magazine: You’re in Denver at kind of the perfect time, considering so many artists are here.
STACE: Exactly! I’m just here to have some hip-hop conversations, a few interviews, get to know the city and find out what’s what in the Mile High, doing the ground work, you know?
Are you a smoker?
I’m not like an everyday all the time smoker, but I do partake, if there’s some around.
There’s always herb around.
[laughs] Absolutely, because it’s Denver. That’s the perception, anyway, that any and everything goes well with herb.
Since the passing of the laws allowing recreational use, 4/20 is looking like a mini SXSW.
Absolutely. For a new artist, this is the place to be for the weekend, especially if you want to build new artistry. There are these coastal perceptions about New York and LA but Denver is kind of its own market.
You made a song that’s a bit of an ode to LA girls, right?
“LA Kind of Girl” isn’t about LA specifically. Because I’m from NY and I live in NY I chose the furthest place from NY I could think of. I’m talking about the distance between my love, if you will. There are things that are in common with both places so it’s kind of like describing what my love looks and feels like from a distance.
You seem to be self-sufficient in ways that are beneficial to unsigned artists. Talk about the independent hustle.
Really it comes down to whatever is ultimately best for the music. You have cats who are independent are making more noise than people who have been signed. A major distribution deal is great and it’s one of the perks to signing to a label. When you have your movement and it’s actually rolling you can be occupied by the music and not have to focus as much on the business. Because I can do both, this forces me to work like I have a 9-5. I can run the music as the business and the business as the music. There are pros and cons to both things.
How long have you been rapping?
I’ve been rapping since 2006. It hasn’t been that long. The difference is that the music thing was so a part of my life, I didn’t feel the need to go record it. I’ve been playing instruments and attached to the music all my life. When I came to the realization that this should be heard, that’s when I started putting all of these things together.
What are you working on right now?
My team and I sat down and we combed through the 100 plus records that I’ve done personally that doesn’t even include production and writing that I’ve done for others, to create two projects. We have The Essentials vol. 1 and The Essentials vol.2 that are select songs a newcomer should know. When you listen, you can hear my growth and I can give the listeners all sides.
How is your live performance?
Energetic. Actually, a project that’s coming out in about the next two or three weeks is called STACE: Rare Moments and it’s going to capture my live sound. I took all of the audio from my live shows and created the ultimate album. When I tell you I’m a musician, there is nothing like attending my live show entirely.
Watch “LA Kind of Girl” below.
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If you haven’t already heard from the social media madness gawking over celebrity fashion appearances at Coachella, let me give you a quick recap of what you missed. Queen B and her sis Solange crashed a concert, the Jenner girls made numerous fashion statements (one including a ridiculously large nose ring), flawless supermodels, Selena Gomez, and couples with style so good you can’t help but hate a little.
It’s only the middle of April and our beautiful state has already had an influential year, but spring and summertime is the best time of year for Colorado. Yes, it’s debatable because of the recently ended ski season, but Summer here is full of Instagram-worthy weather, notable concerts, and a hell of a lot of outdoor fun.
If you’re not sure what to do this spring and summer, we’ve gathered plenty of events to go to, hotspots to visit, and adventures for you to go on. This is definitely the year of Colorado, and once again, we’re about to show you why.
The 303 Magazine Pool Party Series is a summer favorite among Denver’s poolside party-goers. Cabanas, multiple bars, DJs, and an amazing view of the hot summer days will be guaranteed each second Sunday of the month starting in June.
The first-annual Poolside Fashion Series will kick off the fourth Thursday of every month this summer starting in June. Live music, entertainment, local charities, and fashion will guide Denver’s hottest as they watch poolside at dusk.
There’s nothing more ‘Summer’ than sitting in the sun while holding a beer and watching the Rockies play a home game in Denver. Whether you get home plate seats or you’re seating in the rock pile, Rockies games are a traditional summer activity. Plus, the addition of the upper level right-field deck will make way for better dining and bar access at the ballpark. Check out the 2014 Rockies schedule.
Artists from all over the world dream of playing at Red Rocks Amphitheater in Golden. Why wouldn’t we take advantage of the sound and scene there when the weather is nice and internationally-known acts like Ellie Goulding, Lana Del Rey, and Skrillex come rolling in? Tickets sell out quickly, so buy your tickets now.
Glenwood Springs is a haven of hot springs, plenty of pine trees, and one of the most beautiful hikes in the midwest: Hanging Lake. With an over one-mile descent, Hanging Lake is quite a struggle for those who don’t hike often, but it’s well worth the trek. At the top, an incredible waterfall awaits with breathtaking views of down below. Plenty of photos pops haven been had up here, and we’re sure there will be tons more this year.
There’s nothing like fresh produce during the summer. Palisade peaches, local cherries and Olathe sweet corn is offered at numerous farmers’ markets throughout Colorado. One of 303‘s favorites is the Cherry Creek Fresh Market, which takes place at 1st and University at the Cherry Creek Shopping Center. It’s open on Wednesdays from 9:00am–1:00pm, June 18–September 24 and Saturdays from 8:00am–1:00pm, May 3–October 25. See all of the Colorado Fresh Markets’ schedule HERE.
If you live in Denver, chances are that you own a bike – or two. Since 2005, Denver Cruisers has offered patrons of the city’s streets a night dedicated to riding your bike, dressing up in costume, and exploring the city with hundreds of others. There’s a different theme each Wednesday night, starting May 14. Check out the schedule to see how to come prepared.
After a long day at the office, there’s nothing like sitting on a rooftop downtown and getting some happy hour or brunch on the weekends. Denver offers some amazing dining with rooftop patios, and Viewhouse Eatery, Bar & Rooftop is one of 303‘s favorites. American dining with a twist, this Market Street establishment has an endless view of the city and is open until 2:00am every night of the week.
The Sante Fe Arts District is visited by 303 Magazine several times a month. We love the galleries, as well as the culture we run into on the First Friday Art Walk. Live music, entertainment, art and food take over as thousands of people walk the streets and check out each open gallery.
Ever summer, the music scene in Denver blows up. It’s surprising how many bands can squeeze into the streets of Denver all at once, but each of the festivals are worth braving the crowds, the hot weather, and the running around. Denver Day of Rock is during Memorial Day Weekend in Skyline Park with 5 stages and 25 bands. Westword Music Showcase will have 12 stages, 150 local bands and a few major national acts, taking place on June 21. The Underground Music Showcase is July 24-27, and will have 400 bands performing on 20 stages on South Broadway.
We love our food in Denver. Since there are several favorite restaurants throughout the city, it’s sometimes hard to choose which is your favorite. Wouldn’t it be nice to taste them all at once? A Taste of Colorado is just that – a culinary experience where you can walk from table to table and experience over 50 restaurants and food vendors. Three days of food, beer, wine and entertainment: taste it all is just one weekend.]]>
From 2006-2012, Executive Director, Diana Sabreen, taught photography classes to at-risk students from both Denver and Kenya. Feeling the urge to spread their knowledge and wealth with those in Burma once again, Sabreen and partner, Ian Bates, created Beers for Burma, an event to raise awareness to the needs and struggles over seas. Sabreen was ecstatic to see the success of the first event and the awareness it created.
“Creating a celebratory experience was a great way to expose people to what we do and expose them to new knowledge about Burma.”
This year’s event will be held on April 26th at the Helikon Gallery in Denver. The art being showcased is an exhibit essentially created by Burmese students, entitled, “Breaking Free.” The photographs are set to raise awareness and dialogue in regards to the current events and historical feats made by the Burmese Government.
With your support, Shoot Cameras Not Guns is hoping to fund the 2014 programming for the nonprofit. This includes photography workshops for Burmese refugees in Denver, workshops for at-risk youth in Denver, and a return to Burma to follow up with more advanced workshops for the students.
At this year’s event, you’ll be in the company of aerial and circus style acrobatics from Boulder’s Fractal Tribe, craft brews and live music from Denver musicians, including, hip-hop and spoken word artist, Molina Speaks and funky soul artist, Boomstick.
A pretty prodigious event to witness will be the live Skype session of a student in Burma. This will be an eye-opening event that you don’t want to miss. “We have so many opportunities in this country, yet so many people choose not to take advantage of that. We want to awaken people to their own creativities and abilities.”
Join the party on this Saturday, April 26th at Helikon Gallery in Denver. Tickets range from $15 – $100 depending on your purchase. Please visit the Beers for Burma Facebook Page for more information.
Photo Credit: Diane Sabreen and Shoot Cameras Not Guns Students]]>
“I think in a very real way Record Store Day has indeed breathed a whole new vitality into the music business.”
Thanks in part to the growing revival of the vinyl record — praised for the richness of its analog sound — Record Store Day saw more artists than ever releasing special editions for the occasion, furthering vinyl’s renaissance and making days like Saturday a godsend for once endangered independent record stores like Denver’s Twist & Shout.
“I think in a very real way Record Store Day has indeed breathed a whole new vitality into the music business,” writes Twist & Shout co-owner Paul Epstein, in a summary reflecting the events of RSD — which saw over 400 people queue up outside the store, vying for the special releases. The day was also punctuated by an in-store performance from rising Southern rock group (and vinyl advocates) Drive-By Truckers.
“Like a scene from the movie Inception the people and fixtures and edifices of the store morphed, all the while hundreds of people shopping, [turning it] into a concert venue,” Epstein wrote. “[Drive-By] Truckers tore it up for about another 300-400 people … and then again in record time, the store was put back together and we were back to selling mode.”
Exhausted from the day, Epstein went home three hours before closing time — only to have a store manager call him at 9 p.m. with 50 people still in the store. “You don’t want me to close, do you?”
“This really summed it up for me,” Epstein proclaimed. “What a great staff! What a great music town! What great retail partners! On days like this it is WHAT A GREAT LIFE!!!!”
The first ever KBCO Studio C release on vinyl – timed for RSD – was the store’s top seller — “a runaway hit and sell out,” said Epstein.
Check out the list below of Twist & Shout’s other top selling albums from Record Store Day.
What: A new Spring Moscow Mule and Cocktail menu is now being served at ViewHouse. The menu includes surprising twists on an old favorite, the Moscow Mule. Plus, get an inside taste of some decadent small plates prepared to compliment the new drinks.
Where: ViewHouse in LoDo at 2015 Market St, Denver, CO
When: The Spring Moscow Mule and specialty drink menu runs now until the end of the season.
Pros: Head Bartender Mark Ross has a Moscow Mule for every type of drinker, whether it be adventurous or traditional. Chef Jose Guerrero prepares casual dishes with upscale, lavish taste. ViewHouse and its dynamic atmosphere caters to every type of Coloradan.
Cons: The ghost-pepper cucumber infused vodka packs a serious punch. If you aren’t well versed in hot food, this one might be too spicy for you. Also, some drinks are blended so well, the untrained tongue would not notice the booze. Enjoy in moderation as such complex drinks should be sipped slowly.
It’s that time of year again, when fresh Spring and Summer ingredients make their debut on the drink menu at ViewHouse. This popular LoDo spot soars above other rooftop bars in Denver in innovation, trends, and creative execution. 303 Magazine was given an exclusive sneak peak of ViewHouse’s Spring Moscow Mule cocktail menu. These lively cocktails will surely get your taste buds ready for the season.
Three creative minds behind ViewHouse are Director of Operations Brad Manske, lead bartender Mark Ross, and head Chef Jose Guerrero. The three humble industry leaders develop ideas for the bar, the kitchen, balancing the ideological with the attainable. Ambitious and perfectionists are two words that come to mind. All elements work together to create the seamless ViewHouse experience.
This same perfectionism is working in their favor on the new menu. Mark Ross is a master of his craft and Chef Guerrero a beast in the kitchen. They, lead by Manske, are dedicated to sustainability and local Colorado products. Finding the freshest ingredients makes their work a constant challenge. Chef Guerrero put it perfectly as he explained the best part of the job:
“Creative freedom, being conscious of what we’re putting out. We make sure everything we do put out aligns with our concept and our pillars. We really stick to the local, organic, fresh. It’s our advantage. Brad, Francoise, they are constantly challenging me. We can do better, they push me. At the end of the day, complacency is a lonely pool. It’s fun to be challenged.”
I picked the mind of Brad Manske, learning all about his unbelievable passion in process. Manske loves experimenting with infused liquor. His dedication and work with local distiller Spring 44 out of Longmont has greatly paid off. Manske tweaks and perfects new infused recipes each day. The cocktail program now has blueberry vodka, pineapple tequila, ghost-pepper and cucumber vodka, and orange vodka. Not for the faint of heart, Manske modified the ghost pepper recipe from a brutal 20 chile peppers down to just 1. Talk about dedication.
The menu contains more than just Moscow Mules. Here are some knock-out signature drinks worth trying. The first is the Blue Wave. Perfect for summer, this unique drink boasts fresh blueberries, Viewhouse infused blueberry vodka, Blue Curcacao, simple syrup, and a splash of Red Bull. One could get lost the Blue Wave’s drool-inducing presentation in a tall, sleek glass with a purple hue and fresh blueberries layered throughout. Next, we have the ViewHouse Lemonade. This is perhaps one of the most popular drinks that they serve all year long. This lemonade is wickedly sweet, smooth, and strong. You can rely on ViewHouse to make the lemonade from scratch on the first floor bar. It is just too delicious.
Now enter the mule parade. The ViewHouse Mule is the safest bet with classic flavors. This popular drink is made with a subtle cucumber infused vodka on top of more fresh cucumber, Goslings ginger beer, a spritz of lime, lemon, and mint. It is cool, calm, and a nice starting point before the adventurous concoctions to come next. To pair with a small plate, I’d suggest Chef Guerrero’s homemade pan-co encrusted, Prosciutto Mozzarella Sticks. The richness in the combination of cheese and prosciutto are divine and compliment perfectly with the coolness of the ViewHouse Mule. You see ViewHouse’s mission in the cohesive tastes and ingredients from both.
I was next blown away by the Strawberry Moscow Mule. The presentation of Ross’ drinks are always surprising. The pink and textured color of the strawberry mule make it a one of a kind drink. Ross also prepares the drinks so fast, it looked like magic. In this mule, you’ll taste freshly chopped strawberry, mint, ginger beer, Montoya local Colorado Rum, plus a dash of lime Red Bull. The most delicious twist on a mule I’ve had in ages. Must try.
I would pair the Strawberry Mule with Chef Guerrero’s fresh Kale Salad. It is an absolute treat for a light, unique summer entree. Flavors go from notes of spiciness in the tangy roasted peanut vinaigrette dressing, to a sweet and acidic crunch in the Granny Smith apple. The kale was the perfect catalyst for the intense and rich flavor with fresh julienned cabbage, crisp cilantro, scallions, and topped with chopped peanuts.
Each handcrafted dish and cocktail has its own show-stopping presentation. Next, we wake our taste buds up with the Angry Mule. Ross and Manske have created their own version of a Fireball liquor with an even tastier ViewHouse infusion. The Angry Mule uses their own barrel-aged cinnamon whiskey mixed with Angry Orchard Cider, fresh juices, and apple liquor. It is then topped with a flourish of stacked green apple and a cherry on top. It is cider meets Moscow Mule perfection.
My final favorite drink worth trying is the Paloma Mule, with Patron tequila garnished with lime, salt on the rim, plus a unique Grapefruit Juice, Ginger beer, and fresh squeezed lime combination. Ross called it the poor man’s margarita as it is a take on a classic Spanish tequila and grapefruit juice drink. Anything but poor, this flavor combination will make you forget everything you know about Moscow Mules.
My plate to pair with the delicious Spanish Paloma Mule is Chef Guerrero’s Tacos Trio. I savored the tender Carne Asada Tacos, but the trio also comes in Mahi Mahi, Carnitas, and Chicken. Manske explained that they get all their meat from local Red Bird Farms. Guerrero served a delicious yet minimalist taco that even the best Mexican restaurants in town can’t parallel. The creativity truly shines through with every dish. Bravo, ViewHouse. Bravo.
Bombay Bicycle Club– named after an Indian restaurant chain in London–live up to their eccentric name by constantly changing their sound to fit their ever-evolving musical tastes. Their first albums were heavily guitar-driven, with the second being much more acoustic than the first. Their newest is fused with synthesizers and Bollywood samples.
One thing remains throughout the tangle of different sounds, ideas and ventures; Bombay Bicycle Club continues to make infectious, bubbly tracks that cannot be overlooked by neither the technical elitist nor those just looking for something to sing along to. 303 Magazine caught up with bassist Ed Nash while relaxing in Arizona to discuss a successful Coachella, their longest stretch of tour dates and just how chlorinated he thinks American swimming pools are. Check it out below!
303 Magazine: How are you doing today?
Ed Nash: I’m good, I just went for a swim. We’re in Phoenix at the moment so I’m chilling out.
Some relaxation time between Coachella weekends?
Yeah, yeah, definitely.
How was performing at Coachella?
It was our first time playing Coachella, obviously, and it’s quite unlike festivals in the UK. Normally you’re playing to like a muddy field with people kind of throwing beer at each other and over there it’s a lot of very beatufiul people in this lush, kind of oasis in the desert. I think everyone enjoyed it. I certainly enjoyed playing.
I’ve actually got to say that that line up is one of the best I’ve ever seen. It’s consistently good.
Oh yeah. I think for the artists, the setting you just described is the biggest draw. The fact that it’s this beautiful, clean, relatively easily accessible venue in California.
I’ve definitely played my fair share of muddy fields.
[ laughs] I guess it’s kind of the vacation of the festivals. Have you all ever played in Denver before?
Yes, but it was so long ago I can’t even remember the place we played. It would’ve been just under two years ago. And I remember the show well, it was a great little show the second to the last of the tour.
Well we’re excited to have you again! You all seem like an ambitious bunch, with four albums in a little over five years and each sounding very different from the rest. And your newest one [So Long, See You Tomorrow] takes on more of an electronic feel, was that a natural progression considering the popularity of electronic music today?
Yeah! I definitely think it was a natural progression. I mean, we don’t sit down and kind of plan everything we’re going to do with an album. It’s always really depends on what music we’re interested at the time, which is why there’s so much development. When we started the band we were really young and when you’re that age you really haven’t developed most of the person you’re going to be.
So when we were recording these albums, we were changing a lot as people, which obviously influenced the music.
That was actually my next question. Clearly your ages have anything to do with the transition of your music. You’re a young bunch and kind of at the stage in life where we all iron out our likes, dislikes, etc. So it kind of makes sense that your albums are so different because we’re really just watching you all grow up.
Well yeah, our ages definitely fed into it. Obviously lyrically the songs are written about real life experiences. Especially with our early albums. You know, the first album is all about being a teenager and growing up.
And you guys didn’t use a producer for this one. Do you think that made it harder or easier to make the sort of album you wanted to make?
I think it was probably a bit of both, you know? It gives you a hell of a lot of freedom and you can try a lot of things that you wouldn’t necessarily try with someone else there because you might feel like an idiot or they might just be completely stupid ideas. But, we’re all friends so we could do whatever we wanted. The only downside is that when you have that much freedom it’s easy to go overboard and then have to take it back to the beginning to see where you went wrong.
You can definitely overwork a song until you’ve sort of lost what was special about it
How has the live show been adapted to accompany the electronic progression of this new album?
It was actually very difficult at the beginning. The record does sound quite different from what we’ve done before. And a lot of the instrumental stuff is electronic. But we realized it wouldn’t have made for a very good show at all and it’s not really what our live show is about. So we’ve kind of adapted the songs and they fall somewhere between what we were doing before and what we’re doing on the new album. It’s definitely a more guitar-driven version of the album.
There’s a pretty big Bollywood influence on this record, with a lot of the samples coming from that genre, and this is from travels?
Yeah, Jack and I actually decided to do a bit of traveling in India, but it wasn’t meant for some sort of inspiration, it just sort of happened. Jack actually got a little studio in Mumbai where he wanted to do some songwriting and stayed there for a few weeks. He was listening to a lot of classical Indian and Bollywood music and he found samples he wanted to use on the album. We were slightly apprehensive at first because we’re named Bombay Bicycle Club and we were afraid people would sort of see that and think it was all a bit of a gimmick, which isn’t the case.
Was is difficult for you all to arrange these different sounds?
The arrangement was pretty much the same as before, but again we were more afraid people were going to think we had lost our minds, playing on the Bombay thing too much. [laughs]
The title of the album is So Long, See You Tomorrow, is there a theme that connects all of the themes without making it seem like an overarching muddle of ideas?
Yeah, as you said that title kind of ties in everything we were thinking. We noticed a theme on the album of things looping and things kind of being rather circular. The melody here at the beginning is the final melody as well. Our guitarist found a book by that title and we felt it fit.
This is your longest US tour yet, do you have any plans for any cheesy tourist destinations while youre here?
This is our longest tour ever, actually. Last night we played in Vegas so we went out on the strip and gambled and caused trouble, you know, the stereotypical touristy Las Vegas trip. We’ll definitely prove ourselves to be tourists, if you have any recommendations for Denver, let us know.
You have to go to Red Rocks!
What’s the Red Rocks?
What?! It’s this amazing amphitheater just outside Denver that’s carved out of the middle of these giant red boulders and it’s pretty much the greatest place ever.
Jeez, sounds like we should be playing there.
Definitely should be on your bucket list.
It’s top of the bucket list now!
Well enjoy the rest of your downtime, any other exciting tour plans?
Yeah, once I get all of this chlorine out of my eyes. Man, they are burning! But honestly, the best part of the tour are the shows and meeting new people who are all interested in what you’re doing. We love meeting new people, if anyone in Denver wants to come say hello, they should!
People of Denver: The gentlemen of Bombay Bicycle Club want to meet you, so head on over to the Gothic Theatre Sunday night and say hello! Tickets are $20 ahead and $25 at the door, but they won’t last long!
In celebration of the drop of her fifth album, out April 15th, Ingrid Michaelson returns to Denver to perform with Storyman and Alternative Routes at the Ogden Theatre this Monday, April 28th. End the month on the right foot by getting your overachieving, indie-pop sweetheart pop star fix in. She is the darling who reached top Billboard album charts, including a number one sport on iTunes. Her music is constantly featured in popular films, television, and on regular rotation in commercials.
This girl really rocks. Her sexualization of gender bridges the gaps between feminine and masculine barriers. Not only does she take a DIY approach to her music making, she also co-releases albums on her Cabin 24 imprint. She has an organic flow throughout her songs that definitely lands all of her songs as a slam dunk top rated sound. She songs build off of one another with the beginning of each new song, as though her songs are anchored by the swelling of pop-affirmation. When asked about her song “Girls Chase Boys,” she stated, “We thought of that song as the bridge for people. I’m still respecting what people want, but showing them what I can do.” She also added “Some of the songs, like ‘Over You,’ are written to sound like relationship-y songs, but they’re not.”
The New York Times declared her songwriting “smart,” her tunes “irresistible” and her live show “seamless.” If one thing is certain, Monday nights show is not something to be missed out on. I have felt that listening to music through the speakers of whatever music medium I using at that particular time, there is still no replacing actually hearing the song live, the way it was meant to be heard. It is important to see what the musicians brings to the song. The expression they put into it, the introduction that comes and follows the sounds, and the emotion that you feel when you see it live. For some artists this can be a make it or break it moment with their music. There is no doubt in my mind that Ingrid will put on one heck of a show of us at the Ogden, the theatre is a breeding ground for connecting musicians to fans and vice versa.
Doors at the Ogden open at 7pm and the show starts at 8pm. General admission advance tickets are $30.75 plus applicable service charges. This show is ages 16+ with valid ID are welcome.
Redman and Method Man are the duo OutKast would be had Andre 3000 not taken so much time away from the stage. The “How High” duo were in rare form at Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom last night and more energetic than we’ve ever seen them.
Meth and Red are no strangers to Denver, the two are like the godfathers of live shows happening in the town so the crowd was exceptionally adoring. Appearing for the 4/20 festivities, the two stormed the stage in full gear and, if you can believe it, went smoke-less for their entire set. Signs posted around the venue point to the new marijuana laws that prohibit public smoking and the air in the ballroom was surprisingly clear.
The lack of weed seemed to give Redman and Method Man a new performance height to reach, and they surpassed it. They did the hits, “I’ll Be Dat,” “All I Need,” “How High,” a slew of “Blackout” joints, and of course, classic Wu-tang cuts. The pair brought out Mathematics who rocked the crowd before Meth and Red took the stage, announcing the release of “How High 2.”
The audience reveled in screaming “fuck you RedMan!” with middle fingers raised high, much to the rapper’s delight, before Method Man segued into “Bring Da Pain.” The song is still classic and more than a decade old at this point.
Somehow, Meth never lost the ferocity in his eyes as he spit the lyrics. At points, they were each other’s hype man. Dancing around, encouraging the crowd. At other moments, Redman looked like Red from the “Hardcore” days and was stealing the show.
Though this was their second performance few hours a part, they seemed to out energize the crowd several times. For the finale, Redman catapulted himself out into the audience and rode the wave of hands for a while before making a seamless drop onto the stage. As is his signature move, Method Man used several partygoers as stilts, rocking the microphone all the while.
It was strange seeing America’s Most Blunted sans blunts but this was the best show of the weekend, no doubt. After rapping the hip-hop heads into a tizzy, they bowed with deep gratitude and left the stage amidst shimmering green lights.
Click here for more photos of the duo tearing down the house.]]>
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