January 03, 2005

De La Soul at Tivoli 7th December

In terms of todays hip hop, with acts like Kanye West and up and coming young mcs dominating the arena, the question has to be asked whether old skool acts such as de la, run dmc etc still are relevent. The answer after this is most definately!

The monster trio put on an awesome show which was situated in a tiny venue and made the atmosphere electric. The flows were tight, the beats were cool and the deejaying was impressive. There was lots of interaction with the crowd, mainly from Pos which gave u the feelin you were witnessing something very special. Highlights of the evening included a cool rendition of 'baby phat,' bringing out golden oldies off 'three ft high and rising,' as well as songs from their new album 'the grind date' including the banger 'rock co. cane flow' featuring the vaudiville villian himself, MF Doom. There was no feeling whatsoever that the group have in anyway forgotton to repect and appreciate their fans and this made you appreciate them even more.

All in all this was a top gig, intimate yet heavy enough to rock the corwd completely, and finally, in answer to the question 'have de la still got it?' The answer is definately.

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