From Big KRIT’s view point the audience probably looked like the down south sky he’s used to, a black canvas bedazzled with lights. Blackberry screens, flip cams and digital camera flashes lit up the audience at SOB’s last week as he took to the stage for his first headline show in NYC since inking his record deal.
It was his official Def Jam signing party presented by Def Jam Records, Cinematic Music Group, and DJBooth.net. Hailing from Mississippi, K.R.I.T. announced how special the night was, and how honored he felt to have this celebration happen on a New York stage. Special guests included Smoke Dza, Curren$y and an appearance by Mickey Factz. The show opened up with a new artist followed by Smoke DZA who warmed up the crowd with “Marley and Me”, and “Crazy Glue”, and then brought up Mickey Factz to perform “The Rush.” Mickey wasn’t slated to perform that night but definitely turned the energy up in the room before Curren$y hit the stage.
There was hardly room to move once Curren$y hit the stage. He opened with the familiar, his single Elevator Music, and between songs blew a little smoke and told little jokes. Then Big K.R.I.T. hit the stage, with his booming presence and commanding flow he didn’t have to do much to have all eyes on him, ears open and cameras rolling. He brought back Curren$y to join him as he brought his songs to life, bringing satisfaction to his fans following him on his journey and perhaps winning over some who probably hadn’t heard of him before that night.
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London was calling singer Jesse Boykins for a while, and on April 14th he finally answered. From the high pitched screams still ringing in my ears its pretty safe to say London loves Jesse Boykins iii.
Jesse Boykins iii: London Debut part 1 from SocietyandStyle.com on Vimeo.
“It’s amazing, definitely an incredible experience. The energy was amazing. I wouldn’t say it was different from the US I would just say was their first time ever seeing me its like you listen to a CD for so long and you finally see the artist live and they’re actually good and they can sing. I feel like it was a shocking experience for the audience.”
Jesse Boykins iii: London Debut part 2 from SocietyandStyle.com on Vimeo.
“[It's] humbling to put out an album and have people in another country scream out titles of your songs. I’m looking into the audience and everybody is singing all the words and going crazy, I’m with it. That’s good energy that makes me want to keep on doing what I’m doing.”
Theophilus London performing at Corsica Studios in London for Off Modern. This is the end of his set– he performs Gray x Sage and a brand new song.