If you have never been to a ‘BK Wildlife‘ event, don’t worry; I was a virgin to them as well, but Friday night changed everything.
The performing acts started around 9:30pm, and from then on it was non-stop music & lyricism, dancing and entertainment. Letho Logica started it off strong with a message-filled performance about the cycle of our lives and a hint of propaganda.
I was immediately succumbed to the rhythm and pulse of their music, which was a great sign for the outcome of my night. Can I also add that they were these two badass females rapping to what seemed like 240BPM? Okay, cool.
Other acts such as Hand Job Academy, Que Cee, Duk Duk Goose and Adrian Lau took the stage and got the crowd going. While I enjoyed almost all of the acts, I’d be here forever blogging about it; therefor I’m only going to tell you which acts won my heart and stood out to me the most!
First and foremost, there was an asian singer, Eunice, who totally won my vote for best performance of the night. She started singing over some drum & bass and it took me a few seconds to realize it wasn’t a pre-recorded track.
YES LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, she was that good. I was in complete awe at how talented and energetic she was, and she definitely got the people in the crowd body rolling along with her.
Then there was the lovely Rose Hart; can you tell I’m all about the female acts? This lovely London singer/rapper/song writer stole the spotlight on that stage. I don’t think there was one person who wasn’t captivated by not only her beauty, but also her talents. At first, I thought she was going to come out singing, but, when she started to rap and get the crowd to sway side to side while repeating “hey, ho”, I had an entirely new respect for her performance.
Unfortunately, there was that one rude person in the crowd, who thought it would be cool to throw a cup of beer on stage, but she simply reacted by saying, “If that was your attempt to get me off the stage, I’m just going to stay on here longer.” YES MS. HART, WERK IT!!
As well as performers, there were also two deejays who stole the stage: Scratch Academy’s Henry C and Miami-native Tropic. Each got on stage and demanded the attention from the crowd with their old school to new school hip-hop mixes. Tropic got the people dropping it and Henry C “got the crowd going” with his provocative mix to Jay-Z and Kanye West’s “Ni**as In Paris“.
Henry C also deejayed for NY rapper Tyquan Sounds, who lyrically took over the show in my opinion.
He got on stage and began shaking his mid-length dreads and repeating “yao yao yao yao yao”, which instantly had me vibing out and bobbing my head. I was most into his “FWYTB” (standing for fu** what you tryin’a be) track that I am oh so kind for giving to you guys:
It was definitely a night to remember because I have never been to any BK Wildlife performances, but after Friday night I am officially addicted and will most likely go to the rest of their shows. I have been around the Williamsburg area for a Kastle show at 285 Kent, but I’ve never been to the Public Assembly venue either. The section of the venue that was reserved for the show was decently sized: big enough to have a giant crowd, but small enough so it didn’t feel like an under-promoted show. Overall, I enjoyed my night out in the town, and hope to see some of my followers at their next show!
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(This event was held at Public Assembly in Williamsburg, New York on Friday May 24, 2013.)