Represent Review: Pro (kid) and Jus Dat
The Matrix is back… and like a fine smooth wine, the Matrix’s reviews just make you want more. Matrix for President! Check out his Represent Photo Story of the night unfolding here. It’s Friday night and you find yourself confronted with two choices; go home and call it a day or hop around town looking for some fun. What do you do? You freaking well get off that couch, drop the remote control and hit any if not all party scenes very, very hard!
So, it’s Friday June 20th and after a short-lived period of serious introspection and self-discovery; the Matrix decided to take you in his confidence and go on a renewed conquest to capture and immortalize those special moments in Jozi’s social night life (xenophobia banished to the depths of Hades and all) which make you want to scream, kick, rant and shout for yet another round!
To true party hoppers and the fervent whiskey/ bourbon connoisseur; Jack Daniels hardly tops the list of flagship “A - list” party sponsors, but hey beggars were never afforded the luxury nor the prerogative of exercising individual choices right? Although that dethroned French queen once suggested that they can but for one day be fed tons of well baked cake! I wonder where she got that idea from…
Anyhow; moving along…, maybe it was the setting of the Jack Daniels Presents PRO (kid) and Jus Dat! Rap Unwrapped event which made me abandon my somewhat redundant hibernation for the thrill of night life again (or was it the enticement of Tennessee’s whiskey/ bourbon splashing all over my tongue the entire night?…How I wished!), whatever it was, it surely did a darn good job because right now; my craving for an active social night life has never been this sky—high!
At first glance, the sheer size of Milpark`s Rocka Lounge does not look the type to stage any hip-hop event (with its first impressions leaving a lot to be desired) and let alone the venue’s capability to handle the rowdiness of the sort of hip (excuse the pun!) crowd which Hip-Hop tends to attract. However to my absolute bedazzlement; the venue`s capacity was perfectly suited and equally conducive to an enjoyable evening in secluded comfort and acute serenity. And the cherry on top? The beautiful women (especially the ONE xhosanova! O ya ndi thethisa sana!!)
After what seemed to be a never ending repertoire of familiar dance-floor tunes, two in-house Disc Jockeys propelled the atmosphere from a somewhat relaxed mood to one that just said: “Get up and shake that thing till something breaks loose!”
However, in my opinion the performance line-up seemed a little bit slanted over to the PRO/ Dankie San!! stable, but then again big fish in a small pond tend to selfishly devour all the plankton. Don’t they?!
A Dankie San!!/ PRO (kid) protégé: Sgebie got the performances underway with his cunning and well balanced lyrics. And yet another PRO (kid) groupie/ the next new kid on the block: Red-Button; haphazardly took to the stage to flush out any “impure” MCs. May I categorically state that, the former artists were (once again, in my opinion) exact replicas of their Kaizer: PRO (kid)! hence my not too jumpy reception of their lyrical rhymes, although I have to admit that I did have one of those WOW moments after long periods of opaqueness in their distasteful lack of genuine creativity.
THE BEST FOR LAST
At around midnight, my favorite duo from eStenger and Ntuzuma – KZN: Jus Dat! took to the stage with Volume Up! Needless to say, as on countless other occasions where this song was performed, the crowd went amok and as they say: all else is history, but not until Maraza (the loudmouth of the duo) pulled a rabbit out of his witty rear to introduce a new Hip-Hop cat to the Koma Records/ Mzansi Hip-Hop platform called: B-Weezy, together with Jus Dat! he forms part of a new hip-hop family coined: Crazy Collaboration or Crazy Collabo as they like to be known.
The star of the evening, the all too cool PRO (kid) gave the sort of best performance one would almost as an orthodox stereotype expect and even boldly demand from the main event persona. Rocka Lounge is in my books a totally cool place to unwind at and have a fabulously good time mainly because of the no-holds-bared; ace performance by PRO (kid)! As they say in Hip-Hop: the dude was dope and literally brought the show to a complete halt. Dankie San!!
The Jack Daniels PRO (kid) and Jus Dat! Rap Unwrapped event will be causing some PHAT rolling waves in Port Elizabeth on 01 August 2008 and in Durban and Nelspruit soon after.
For more information please drop an e-mail or two to the tireless, astute and blazing hot organizing duo: Ms Dipalesa and Ms Pumla, Managing Partners of Unwrapped Entertainment: email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org.
It`s good to be back!