Redman smokes out Fortune Sound [Review]
Vancouver, BC – The Funk Doc was in the building this past week for a smoked out, full house at Fortune Sound with guests Wide Awake w/ Tempo, J West, Greg Beamish and comedian Dino Archie. An interesting choice in openers to take the stage just before Redman, the crowd was very receptive to Dino Archie’s comedic relief…and he actually had jokes despite it being mostly the front row paying attention.
Redman got it poppin’ from the jump with as much energy and stage presence as ever before. Dropping cuts like “Da Rockwilder” and “Ay Yo” to get the crowd moving, Red also managed to get the crowd higher than the blunts in the building with lyrics alone. And trust us, there was a lot of smoke. Eluding to the fact that there is a third instalment of the Method Man collab Blackout! series on it’s way, the crowd got even crazier. The only thing more exciting than Blackout! 1 & 2…well, you get the point.
As Red dropped the now classic joint “How High” he inquired with the crowd “Y’all wanna see a How High 2?”. Was the answer ever no? How many years do the people have to wait to find out what happens to Jamal and Silas P Silas after school? According to the man himself, not long.
Overall when an OG like Redman rolls through town one of two things is gonna happen. He’s either gonna bring a slew of hype-men to disguise his 20-years-in-the-game-outta-shapeness, or he’s gonna get onstage and fire it up with classics harder than any new-comer out there. Thankfully for Fortune Sound, it was the latter.
Review by KassKills for HipHopCanada
Photography by Jamie Sands for HipHopCanada