We On Some Rich Kidd Shit Vol. 4 Release Party (Live) [Photos/Review]
Toronto, ON – Rapper/Producer Rich Kidd drew a sold out crowd Thursday July 29th at Revival for the release of Rich Kidd Shiiiit Volume 4. A light haze of smoke seeped out onto College St. as people collected outside the entrance of the club. An eclectic mix of Toronto’s hip-hop followers filled the venue from front to back, creating a remarkably communal atmosphere. A melting pot of music lovers, friends and supporters, packed the lounge inspired nightclub as Rich Kidd and friends went to work. Outfitted with an It Lives In the North tee and a Toronto Maple Leaf fitted, Rich Kidd was the common denominator in a diverse show featuring many of the artists he’s worked with over the past year. The actual show mirrored the content of the latest in his mixtape brand and saw names like Adam Bomb, Tona, Cut Throats and Smash Brovaz perform Rich Kidd produced songs. Boi-1da even paid tribute to Rich Kidd by hosting the event.
Revival, despite its size, allowed for an intimate interaction between Rich and his fans. Many had cell phones and cameras out capturing personal footage of this momentous occasion in Rich Kidd’s career. (After all, he’s released three previous volumes of Rich Kidd Shit but this was his first release party.)
Early in the show, Miss. Tanika Charles took the stage. With an orange tropical flower carefully nestled between her twisted hair, the petite song bird took control of the crowd, performing her retro-inspired, Rich Kidd produced, “Silly, Happy, Wild.” Much of the crowd seemed familiar with her sound, bursting out into screams and applause once her performance has commenced.
Perched atop a stool, with a projector flooding the screen behind him, Rich Kidd performed “Slow It Down”, an ode those addicted to the fast paced life. Kidd’s amazing stage presence had all eyes on him.
As the night wound down, Rich Kidd took the time to thank all those who came to show love and support, even thanking the Canadian government for allowing grants to ensure that artists have their “shit together”. In a heart felt message to the crowd, Kidd’s manager, Courtney addressed the crowd: “Thank you for not sleeping on my nigga Rich Kidd. Don’t fucking sleep on Toronto!”
Photography by Melissa Moffat
Written by Tiffany Thompson for HipHopCanada
Photography by Melissa Moffat for HipHopCanada
Video by MadRuk TV
RICH KIDD – DON’T SLEEP ON ME