Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Review: Slick Rick Live at The Shrine

On Friday night The Shrine kept the Halloween festivities going as it hosted one more celebration of the holiday with a special appearance from the incomparable Slick Rick.

The night was already high in energy so it was only that much better that the house DJ added to that momentum by spinning partying tunes from the likes of Tupac, Biggie, and even Vanilla Ice, among others. Given the festivities, the club was filled with plenty of people in costumes like Hulk Hogan & Super Mario characters, but it was especially cool to see those who took inspiration from Hip Hop and R&B artists. In the house we had people that dressed like Eazy-E, Tupac, Jam Master Jay and even Slick Rick, right down to the gold chains and blinged out eye-patch. Some of the highlights of the night included the times when the DJ spotted people dressed like these icons and played their music. Je like playing “The Humpty Dance” for the guy dressed as the Digital Underground lead singer, playing “What About Your Friends” “Scrubs” and “Waterfalls” for the 2 sets of women dressed as TLC, and “Push It” for the ladies dressed like Salt-N-Pepa.

When Slick Rick’s DJ took over control of the speakers, the club was treated a short Michael Jackson medley to help introduce the legendary Slick Rick “The Ruler.” His appearance was just about an hour long with a set that included all the hits. Fan- favorites like “Mona Lisa,” “The Show” and “La-Di-Da-Di” were all part of the set list and The Shrine really start to move for these classics. For the final song of his performance, Slick Rick took off his glass and switched to his signature eye-patch to perform “Children’s Story.” Although the set was a bit shorter than we’re used to, the hits-packed performance that Slick Rick put on sure delivered on everything long-time fans were hoping to get.

Photos by Quayvo Shots.

Review by Oscar O (via Pursuit Of Dopeness)