Prophit x COTN x Bad Rabbits @ Highline Ballroom 09/03/09 Re-Cap

If you did not get a chance to catch this FREE show last Thursday, then you missed probably one of THE BEST live shows this year had to offer. Prophit, COTN, and Bad Rabbits tore down Highline Ballroom and left many in appreciation for the performers who blessed the crowd with their talent. I’ll try to recap as much as I can remember, but it went a lil something like this…
Children Of The Night took the stage first and performed 3 new cuts off the jump which were instant headbangers, one over a secret Madlib beat only real beat heads would know about. I can’t wait to hear the mp3’s, these guys are gonna make a statement with their upcoming EP. Soon after they got into 100% material, including a crowd favorite “Real Smoove”. The  chemistry onstage between Lansky, Remy Banks, and Versa is undeniable and kinda makes you feel like this is our modern ATCQ. After COTN rocked, DJ Woof warmed up the stage for Prophit, doing a small set showcasing the lost art of DJ’ing, dropping SV classics, Dr. Dre, and a dope Bobby Caldwell & Common blend that brought the crowd together. Prophit soon came on along with hypestress, Natty Doom, and set it off with “BOOM!”, “It’s Like That”, and then went into mixtape favs such as “Bodega Beats”, “Get Lifted”, “Bigger Man” and “My N*gga Who?!”, even showing love and bringing up Nyle to the stage to spit a quick accapella. But the finisher was when he covered Rage Against The Machines “Bulls On Parade“. I kid you not, body’s were flying left to right at this point and people were risking their lives moshing and stage diving, monkeys floating, water splashing, babys being made, etc. Hands down Prophs best performance I’ve seen to date. Finally, Bostons own Bad Rabbits closed down the show, and they never disappoint! They did cuts such as “Stick Up Kids” and “The Bad”, and you can definitely hear their influences within their performance, fusing elements of early 90’s new jack swing, funk, rock and Michael Jackson (yea I made MJ his own genre, and what!) and creating their own unique brand of refreshing music the world needs to hear. Speaking of the King, the group payed tribute to MJ and covered his hits such as ” Wanna Be Startin Somethin” and “Rock With  You”. Hats off to lead singer Dua Boakye, who definitely did his thing singing the late greats classics and possesing a vocal range very few can match. Currently they’re in the mixing stages of their project, but once that drops, I’m def coppin me 2 copies!! Major props to all the acts!! Another video after the cut and be sure to also check out the photos from that night here courtesy of NYC photo wiz Tiny Smalls. PEACEEE!

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