Once and a while it’s fun to dabble in another genre. To pick an artist unfamiliar and go into the show blind. This time Skizzy Mars was the focus of this experiment. The hip-hop artist played the MOD Club on Saturday April 2nd, just a few days before his album, Alone Together, out today, released.
A lot of “this is my song”. All ages shows are always a little bit more rowdy. Teenagers and a night without parents makes teens so a little crazy. Play their favourite rap song during a DJ set and damn; watch them go off.
Jumping to survive. The rapper entered the stage to an already gyrating audience. The screams split through my ear plugs, rendering them nearly useless. His set was high energy and the crowd definitely kept up. Half of the set was probably spent in the air.
Cellphones obstructing your view. It’s fine, I get it…the younger crowd, meant there was bound to be snapping? and tweeting? Facebook? (insert young people things). It wouldn’t have been an issue if the crowd, mostly men, weren’t so tall. Because if you’re over 5,10, MAYBE don’t raise your arms an extra two feet for a photo…says the tiny person behind you.
The love for Skizzy Mars. It’s always impressive when an artist can get a crowd so amped that you actually stop watching the show and begin watching how enthralled everyone on the floor is. Especially those front row. Pouring everything into his Toronto performance, Skizzy Mars never spent more than a new seconds away from the stages edge, where his die-hards touched him as long and often as they could.
The rapper definitely has talent, and a following that will bring him far. While this isn’t my type of music, the show was enjoyable and even titled my interest into the genre.