It was on Thursday November 6th that the Seven's Travels Tour rolled into Montreal. It's in front of a jam-packed concert hall that the Rhymesavers clique offered us an intense PERFORMANCE from start to finish
Whether it was the Odd Jobs (from Minneapolis) with their contagious energy, Brother Ali (also from Minneapolis) with his skills and his killer flow, or the Micranots (from Atlanta) with their impressive freestyles (including one on the transformers), the opening acts managed to make us forget during their presence on stage that we were at a show promoting Atmosphere's latest album, "Seven's Travels."
However, Slug, Atmosphere's MC, and his tour DJ - Mr. Dibbs, both from Minneapolis, knew how to par up to the opening acts' performance and made the crowd's energy, which was already pretty high, reach a higher level. Those present will recall when Dibbs started playing Rage Against The Machine, a mosh-pit emerged in front of the stage and that certain concertgoers even stage-dived.
The atmosphere had nothing of the traditional Hip Hop shows and I think that it's what Slug and Dibbs were aiming at. A one point, Slug even advanced his own version of Alanis Morissette's "You Oughta Know." Surely you're not going to see that at the Roc the Mic Tour!!
To conclude, the only negative comment that I've heard about this event was, believe it or not, that there were too many girls?? I would have never had thought that one day I would hear such a comment coming from guys, but must admit said that certain girls present were not shy to shout out "We love you Slug" or even things a lot more...intimate.
In short, the show remained one of the most consistent that I have had a chance to see this year. Even though Atmosphere did disappoint me with their latest album, their intensity during their show proved to me that Slug and other Rhymesavers are very good MCs and, especially, outstanding performers!
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