Voices to knock yo’ brains out
Onyx, Fokis, Secret Society, DJ Illegal
This fall it is the season of the Flex. Gospel Dating Service will present their new record, and big international names like Rise Of The Northstar, Adam Green, Kurtis Blow and P.O.D are about to enthuse at the Donaukanal. Before it is already time for some real Old School Hip Hop.
DJ Illegal from the Snowgoons, who worked with e.g. Ill Bill of La Coka Nostra and Curse, leads through the evening. As start, he presents the group Secret Society from Canada. They jump in with punchy beats, getting the audience to the stage and making them move. As reward, they give away some CDs. Their set they end with “Take away my energy”, but luckily on the contrary, the energy level in the room is high.
As second support Fokis from New York performs a short show. “If I Had It My Way” is one highlight next to “Make It Clear”. Also he presents a new song he did with Big Daddy Kane and “Pass Dat”. And he tells the story of “Produced by Dr. Dre”, when he asked the former member of N.W.A and man behind Eminem, 50 Cent and Xzibit for a beat. But as Dre wanted 100.000 Dollar, he went and made his own one.
Shortly after a voice can be heard while a CNN tune is spinning and then the Onyx is here with “#WakeDaFucUp” and “TurnDaFucUp“. For some the charismatic faces might be known from TV, as Sticky Fingaz starred as “Blade” and in “Next Friday” and Fredro Starr in “8 Mile” and “Save The Last Dance”. Also their voices are unmistakable like for example 2Pac or Mystikal. “We are 90s like M.O.P or Mobb Deep” they claim and play a lick later on and that they are with Def Jam like LL Cool J and Public Enemy. Plus Jam Master Jay of Run DMC brought them into the game. Their songlist features tracks with Dope D.O.D., “Throw Ya Guns”, “Whut Whut”, “Walk In New York”, “Shut Em Down” they recorded with DMX and the underground tune “Wazzzup”. Also they don’t forget to mention Biohazard they first worked on the Judgement Night soundtrack with. Sticky Fingaz beats the microphone against his chest because “the music is coming from the heart.” “BacDaFucUp” and the wall of death during “Slam” round up a blasting real Hip Hop concert. “We come in Peace but are prepared for War.”