The Source Magazine mentions Eyenine

He helped one of the smaller subgenres of Hip Hop establish itself as a prominent one with the Gravediggaz. He took what you could do with a Hip Hop group and rewrote the handbook from the slums of Shaolin, New York with Wu-Tang Clan. And now he’s directed a living testament to putting the F-U in KUNG FU with Man with the Iron Fists.

The Rzarector pulled no punches with appearing on stage with half a liquor cabinet-1 handle of Hennessey, 1 handle of Patron, 1/2 handle of Grey Goose, and a bottle of champagne. DJ Absolut took responsibility on the 1’s and 2’s for RZA’s themed set of growth. Literally starting as a sperm, he went through the giant catalog of Hip Hop he’s been a part of, but none off the soundtrack to his upcoming film. The closer half of the crowd to the stage made the venue feel like it was rocking with the music while he performed “Wu-Tang Clan Ain’t Nuthing ta F*ck Wit,” “You Can’t Stop Me Now,” and Ol’ Dirty Bastard’s “Shimmy Shimmy Ya.” Of course RZA took a moment to reflect on how one of his best friends, Ol’ Dirty Bastard, would congratulate him on his directorial debut. He also spoke on the unfortunately, reoccurring gun violence in Chicago and had the audience sing the hook on his cover of The Beatles’ “Come Together.” U-God shared the stage with RZA throughout his set, after holding it down with “Pinky Ring” and “Itz Yours” on his own.

The opening acts did a good job of warming up the crowd and drawing them closer to the stage. Copasetic (Chicago/Indiana) had clever rhymes over some simplistic Mid West production. Kosha Dillz (New Jersey) showed up with his bassist and got the crowd more involved with the show. His chilled out sound was a good break between Copasetic and Eyenine (New Hampshire). Eyenine brought the speed on the mic with his hyperactive rhymes and darker beats. Supernatural (Indiana) went off the top of the dome for most of his set, even freestyling as Slick Rick, Busta Rhymes, and The Notorious B.I.G. for one track. He had the audience yell out words and hold out items from their pockets to freestyle about.

RZA brought the ruckus with his Chicago stop at the Double Door. It was a lousy night with the rain in Chicago, but the Hip Hop made it worth the trek.

Lineup: Copasetic Music Group, Kosha Dillz, Eyenine, MC Supernatural, U-God, RZA

Author: Brian Hahn

Source: The Source Magazine

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