Suitable Ties Live at Olympia [Review]
Surrey, BC – Suitable Ties – a group comprised of Stompdown Killaz hip-hop artists Prada West, Merkules, and Nanaimo rapper Konfidential – performed their first show of the summer presented by Where It’s At Entertainment. Olympia Pizza was the venue for the all-Ages event – a hub for the ever growing hip-hop community in Surrey and one of the few all-ages venues in the city. The show also featured DJ Kaycee on the turntables, as well as the notable group N.O.I.S.E. opening for the trio.
The headliners engaged the crowd even before they hit the stage, with Merkules commanding them with charisma from the back room of the venue. He was quick to point out one fan in the crowd, stating that she “Brought the bacon”. After that, the crowd was their’s.
Everybody had their hands up for the fan favorite “No Matter Where I Go” – a video that has accumulated over 100,000 views on YouTube. Merkules also previewed “Front Page”, a track from his upcoming project Hunger Pains. Another track noteworthy of a mention is “Que Cera” which had Konfidential getting the whole crowd jumping up and down. Prada West held down the group with a raw, eclectic delivery on all tracks.
All in all, the three emcees had tremendous energy and were friendly and engaging to all the show goers. Suitable Ties is definitely a force to be reckoned with in the West coast hip hop scene. With Merkules’s upcoming project Hunger Pains, and Prada West’s album The Pitbull, we can expect to see some progressive things from these artists in the future.
Review written by Tyler Pearson for HipHopCanada
Photos provided by Lolita Photography