The People North West accompany Ghostface Killah for his remaining West Coast dates
Vancouver, BC – It’s been a good year for The People North West. With a library of strong lyrical tracks in their back pockets and a quickly growing fan base, it’s no surprise that the rap crew earned themselves a spot opening for Ghostface Killah this past Monday at the Rickshaw Theatre in downtown Vancouver. The evening, which featured a venue full of excited Wutang fans, was the perfect stage to set a deserving spotlight on the rap crew. Tee Krispil, Marleau, Young Budda, and Creed Taylor mounted the stage just after 9pm to a warm reception from the audience. It’s appropriate to say that although it was a Monday, most of the audience had come out with energy to spare.
Playing a slew of their newest releases, including “Shameek From 212” and the most recent, “Yah Yeel Me” the group was able to equally share the stage, allowing each of their individual members to take the center while they spit their bars. While some criticized that Tee didn’t receive as much time to spit as the boys, the tracks are respectively divided equally between all members. The show was welcoming and inclusive, two traits that have lead the group to successful turnouts in the past as well. Whether you’re a new generation rap fan, or find yourself drawn to some of the classics, this group knows how to put on a show that appeals comfortably to everyone. I M U R member Jenny Lea joined the crew near the end of their set to contribute her soulful croons, and the effect was an entrancing experience for the audience.
Shortly before taking the stage TPNW announced on their social media that they would be continuing on with Ghostface for the remaining of his West Coast tour dates. On Tuesday night the group opened up for the Wutang legend in Victoria, and Wednesday was spent in Whistler. With the goal of embarking on a tour in 2017, the group has already managed to knock off many of their goals this year. We’re looking forward to seeing what they accomplish with the rest of the year still ahead of them.
Review and photography by Kira Hunston for HipHopCanada
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