Glory, glory, hallelujah. Denver’s very own Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom was once again lucky enough to be graced with the presence of one of the greatest Hip Hop groups of all time, De La Soul. The trio that hail from Long Island, New York, first hit their main stream success in 1989 with the classic 3 Feet High and Rising. From there, they have remained heavy-weights in the
genre, still touring twenty-six years later and releasing a steady slew of albums, including one last year, one this year, and one due out in 2016. Easy to say, they have proved themselves in the test of time in a genre that favors nostalgia.
After Whiskey Blanket, Rapper Big Pooh stepped up to the stage. You may know Rapper Big Pooh from early 2000s hip hop group, Little Brother, along with rapper Phonte and dj/producer 9th Wonder. Pooh got the night moving, spouting out both classic tracks as well as songs from his newest projects, which include two albums this year, one with producer Apollo Brown and another with rapper/producer Nottz.
After a hefty tribute to J Dilla, the legends inquired to the crowd about various things, including name
s of rappers and producers favored, if patrons were partial to smoking weed, even joking around with the question, “Ya’ll only smoke weed anymore, ain’t nobody smoke crack still?” which was well received.