On Monday January 8th, The Cool Kids and Big Boi took over the stage at the Wonder Ballroom in Portland.
First up was The Cool Kids, who busted from behind the stage and immediately set the mood that would last throughout the night: high energy and hard raps. After a couple songs, Chuck Inglish took the time to find out the score of the College Football National Championship game. He was disappointed with the Alabama win, but said that he wouldn’t let it affect his performance that night. The floor shook with The Cool Kids‘ bass heavy bangers, and both Sir Michael Rocks and Chuck Inglish worked the stage well. Their 10 year old chemistry was evident when they would trade bars and take turns running up the energy.
Chuck made a point to find out which members of the crowd were fans for 10+ years and which were new fans. He then made it clear that it didn’t matter because they were there to turn up anyway.
They showed a genuine appreciation for their fans throughout the show, especially the ones who gave them weed to smoke. The energy was consistently as high as I’ve ever seen for a supporting act, and The Cool Kids rapped their asses off.
It was obvious they were on a mission to deliver the best performance they could. Spoiler alert: they succeeded.
The demographic of the audience was as diverse as could be, yet the crowd was united under their love for good music and prolific raps. The Cool Kids‘ performance didn’t feel like a supporting act, and given that it was – it was one of the best I have seen. The long underrated artists delivered a show worthy of a headlining world tour. Be sure to check out their latest album Special Edition Grandmaster Deluxe here.
After a brief intermission, Big Boi and Sleepy Brown burst out from backstage and took the crowd by storm. They delivered a show that had everyone forgetting they’re 20 years older than today’s hottest artists. Big Boi played some of Outkast‘s biggest hits, as well as his own. The talking during their set was limited to Big Boi stating that he didn’t want to talk during his set. They consistently fed off the energy of the crowd for over an hour; they seemed to never get tired.
From “So Fresh, So Clean” to “Ms. Jackson” to “All Night,” Big Boi showed off his seemingly flawless discography.
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