K Camp makes his debut in Edmonton [Review]
Edmonton, AB – On October 12, ATL’s newest sensation, K Camp, made his debut performance at Encore in YEG (brought to us by Eiffel Tower Entertainment, Pearl Entertainment and Ray Hill Entertainment). It was an unusually quiet night for the popular venue, being that it was Thanksgiving weekend, however that didn’t stop a few hundred Edmontonians from coming out to show love.
The night kicked off with DJ Fadal spinning everything from Mally Mall, The Game, Tinashe, French Montana, and plenty more. There’s no way you can stand still when Fadal’s on deck – throughout the night he had the entire crowd feelin’ those Sunday Funday vibes.
Local opening acts for the show included; Dizzy Bhadhands, Sammy Loso, Kozi Koz, Divercity, and G.A. Perry (who also took the role as our host for the evening). Dizzy Bhadhands had the underground sound, Sammy Loso gave us a lil’ R&B flavor (although at times it was difficult to hear him), Kozi Koz brought the word play and Perry brought the soul. I do have to give the boys from Divercity a special shout out: they turned it all the way up on the stage and set a new tone with their mad energy. E-Town better watch out for this crew.
Shortly after 1:30 a.m., the wait was finally over for the eager (and rather tipsy) crowd as K Camp took to the stage. In a short 30 to 40 minute set, K Camp performed his most popular hits from; “Turn Up For a Cheque,” “Blessing,” “Money Baby,” and the fan-favorite “Cut Her Off.” As a breakthrough artist you need that staple song to grab the attention outside of your warm market (K Camp had been hot in Atlanta for years before he broke out into the rest of North America), “Cut Her Off” was the song that gave him the reach that he needed. There wasn’t one person in the room who wasn’t rapping those (now infamous) lyrics with him, “It ain’t nothin’ to cut that bitch off.”
With the small amount of hits under the young MC’s belt, I wasn’t sure what else he had left in-store for us; then he stunted with Bobby Shmurda’s “Hot N*gga.” And we all know what happens when that joint comes on in the club. We ate it up. Although K Camp’s following in Edmonton could have used a few more bodies, his overall performance was lively and fun. He addressed the crowd by thanking them for the support and shaking hands in the front row. He didn’t care if there were 200 or a 1,000 people in the room, love is love, and by his stage presence you could tell he appreciated that.
Photos: K Camp at Encore in Edmonton