Method Man in Vancouver with Cityreal and SonReal (Live) [Review/Photos]
Vancouver, BC – The Commodore Ballroom got all the way turned up by a Wu York legend - Method Man entered Vancity with a bang and a ton of smoke. A nearly sold out venue had Wu-heads from all over gathered, craving a hit from the Iron Lung.
Keeping the stage hot and the crowd hyped was DJ K-Rec on the 1’s and 2’s in between openers Cityreal and SonReal. Cityreal gave the crowd a taste of those fresh Good Morning Blues cuts, warming up the room nicely – especially during a saucy little number featuring Georgia Murray.
Sonreal was welcomed back to Vancity with open arms, swinging his way across stage like an eagle, surprisingly sans backpack. Tracks from The Closers got injected into the mix until the crowd was good to light it up with Johnny Blaze.
Everything one would expect from a Meth concert was delivered – and more. Proof that Wu-Tang Clan still ain’t nothing to fuck with was live and standing front and center of a packed venue of nostalgic and eager fans. Joined by long time affiliate Streetlife, the second they dropped tracks like “Ice Cream” and “Shame on a Nigga” the crowd erupted, resulting in several full-on body surfing moments for Meth and Champagne showers courtesy of Streetlife.
“Bring The Pain” and “What The Blood Clot” took it back to the Tical days while mentions of the late, great ODB preceded tracks like “Brooklyn Zoo” and “Shimmy Shimmy Ya”. A taste of 36 Chambers and some Blackout! classics made their way into the mix and of course that Silas P Silas good shit with a little “How High”.
After 2 decades in the game, it would be easy to drop a 2 step and look like your best friends creepy dad trying to be cool. Method Man’s dance moves are on fire. Period. His whole vibe is on fire. This is an emcee that deserves to literally walk onto crowds and be held up for a solid 60 seconds. A smoked out, on point, energetic and entertaining rap show at it’s best. Put your W’s up.
Written by KassKills for HipHopCanada @KassKills
Photos by Jamie Sands for HipHopCanada @JsandsPhoto