It was a challenge to get to this show given I am in the middle of finals, but not going never crossed my mind. J and I have seen New Kingston and Collie Buddz many a time–always from the front row. We have mastered the view. At this show at the iconic venue in the lou–Blueberry Hill–I switched things up and posted up against the wall (aka I wasn’t going to make d rock out with me in the front row). Collie sounds good from all angles let me tell you.
I got to the show a little late because I thought that Cris Cab was going on first before New Kingston and Collie. Admittedly, I was like “I don’t know who he is so I don’t need to see him.” First off, what a terrible attitude on my part! Second, he showed me! New Kingston went on first so when I arrived a little late they were on their last song–SO BUMMED! However, Cris Cab was really great. He has worked with some big name artists on the reggae scene and it seems Collie has taken him under his wing–there is some resemblance! He has released his first mixtape “The Red Road,” and you can download it here for free. On top of promoting his mixtape, which includes a track featuring The Green, he did some pretty awesome covers including “Wasn’t Me” by Shaggy. One of his covers “Little Talks” originally by Of Monsters and Men is included on his mixtape–I’ve given you a little sneak peak below. I’d highly recommend downloading his free mixtape–afterall its free and a great addition to your summer playlist.
Collie, Lady Alexis, and New Kingston killed it per usual. Collie came out a little sick (you could tell from his voice) but he held his own and he just flashed his pearly whites and made me melt inside. He really had a great set list. He included some oldies but goodies and some new tunes like “Payback’s a B***h” as well is his classic collab on “Murder She Wrote” with Steven from New Kingston. They were really interactive with the crowd–even brought some people up on stage (J that would have been us), which was awesome since it was such an intimate venue. Basically the vibes were great and if you haven’t missed them yet, snatch up tickets to the Light it Up Tour–you WON’T be disappointed.