A packed house of hip hop fans filled Shakespeare’s Lower Level Friday in anticipation for, “Back From the Dead Tour” featuring Lord Infamous. Adam Shepperd, CEO of ASAP Promotions consistently brings a variety of acts to Kalamazoo filling a much needed void in the area. Sean Micklin, General Manage at Shakespeare’s continues to maintain a diverse collaboration with promoters, establishing itself as a “must go to” venue in SW Michigan.
Lord Infamous known for his often horrific, diabolical, violent lyrics and ability to rap in many different styles, did not disappoint the fans that attended the show. Goodie Boy Flood, guest hosting and performing as well as a special performance from Skitzo MichiganMusic M and Kalamazoo many local artists did not disappoint for all that was in attendance.
Wondering when the next show is? ASAP Promotions have you covered. Tickets went on sale March 1, for hip hop legends, Naughty By Nature performing at Shakespeare’s Lower Level, April 4, 2013. Skitzo MichiganMusic M, Goodie Boy Flood, Matt Black & MC Friendly wsg/ Ty Beat and H& R Blok from Detroit will also perform as well.
Purchase your tickets early. $20 Advance. $25 at the door. 21+. Doors at 7PM. Show at 8PM.
Twista brought his vintage urban swag to Kalamazoo’s Shakespeare’s Pub Saturday night. His legendary lightening-fast delivery has the speed of a real twister and caused the crowd to react as if they were one. ASAP Promotions and Shakespeare’s Pub continue to bring quality music from all genres to the area. When other venues turned away hip-hop music Shakespeare kept the door open to local hip-hop artists.
The Chicago rapper performed his classic jams “Girl Tonite,” “Overnight Celebrity” “Is That Yo Bitch” and the famous Kanye West breakthrough hit,”Slow Jamz.” He also shared a couple of tracks from his latest album, Dark Horse and some lucky fans received a free copy of Don Cannon Presents: Twista Reloaded.
Rocky VII from Battle Creek laced the stage with his Wiz Khalifa “Black & Yellow” smash hit rework, “Brown and Gold”[youtube]pZITdHVyrmM[/youtube] and he performed songs from his new EP ‘<strong>Intitution'</strong>.
Matt Black &MC Friendly performed with a combination of technology and drummer Ty Beats, who joined them onstage garnering appreciation from the crowd. After the performance of “Money Hungary” from their ‘<strong><em>We Buy Gold'</em></strong> CD they gave the album away for free. [youtube]Z4OPXXGmdfY[/youtube]
The Goodie Boy Flood collective consisting of Ms. Chyna D, Goodie Boy Flood, Ill Nature and Fuse displayed enough energy on the stage to power a few blocks of Kalamazoo. The venue was already entranced by the show when Ms. Chyna D’s verses caused an eruption of joy from the audience.[youtube]AGWJvlR8UFg[/youtube]
Ms. Chyna D may have been the only female performer at the show but her lyrical delivery and commanding tone when she said “Oh you gonna hear me” made her gender a non-factor in pleasing the crowd.
Prime Suspects was another local hip-hop act that opened for Twista and DJ Marcutio provided intermission entertainment between performances.