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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

KRS One, the return of Overlord, and the League of ExtraOrdinary G's

First of all it was colder than sh*t Saturday night 02/13/2010 at The Scoot Inn, but things heated up quickly when The League of ExtraOrdinary G's jumped the stage.

Local Austin talent in the rap scene. I thoroughly enjoyed their fresh stylings and the frenetic switching of the lead vocals took me back to NWA days. So many people onstage spitting their rhymes keeping it hot and staying your attention. I wish I had an opportunity to meet the guys after they exited the stage, but DAMN they scrambled like somebody yelled 5.0

Now the night air is even colder, but icon and Austin live Hip Hop legend MC Overlord made his triumphant return (from retirement..HA) to the stage. And four months furlough was just enough to make him bad ass, smile, and really have you understand why he is Overlord. I had the pleasure of watching a friend of mine feel Ovey's performance for the first time (I have seen him quite a bit more than the first time). To see her bouncy, bobbing, and swinging along was answer enough to how good his performance was. Although his drummer had a slight issue (bass pedal), Overlord picked it up with out a blink or hesitation and freestyled it with Ter'ell Shahid. The guitars and bass jumped in and AWAY WE GO. Thanks Ovey nice to see ya back, we still gotta talk about staying unretired.

KRS-One (OMFG loved BDP back in the days at RHS) so to see him live in 2010 was another win on the bucket list. He came out jumped on it right away, although his DJ did an amazing job of blowing fuses every 5 minutes, KRS-One had absolute control of the crowd. Although in between each song he would go political, spiritual, or animalistic (what an amazing rhyme about the ills of red meat). Everyone knew the rhymes and the cold weather seemed to ease away as the crowd pushed for the stage to take in his genius. I even saw Austin's own Bobby Bookout in the audience enjoying a piece of history.