【 Event Report 】“REAL HIP HOP” in Toronto!

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By Creators’ Lounge staff Ayaka Minami(Torocal Girls / トロカル女子)

“REAL HIP HOP” in Toronto!

On Friday 24th April, one of the most famous, legendary rapper in 90’s came to Toronto. The name is DAS EFX, which consist of two guys, Krazy Drayz and Skoob. Their unique, dirty in a good way, smoky rap is attractive for many people in the 90’s and still now there are many enthusiastic fans, like me.

When I entered TATTO, where the event was held, there were already a lot of people enjoying the atmosphere and their own alcohol. The inside building is not narrow but not so large. There are two bar counters near the entrance and opposite side ,and along one of the side walls there are sofas. The DJ played a selection of great music, while on a big screen next to DJ space played movies like edited-MVs. Products were being sold such as clothes, caps, etc.

I loved the space because it really gave off a hip hop flavor to the atmosphere and you can tell all the people who came to attend really like their hip hop music. I was waiting for the appearance of DAS EFX while enjoying listening to other rappers with a beer in hand.

Just after 1:00 AM, finally DAS EFX came to the stage. They were so sick! Actually, they are obviously legendary rappers, so of course their music is awesome. Now I’d like to say in a loud voice – from the beginning to the end, they entertained listeners. Once when the track stopped, they didn’t care about it. Skoob made beets by vocal percussions and Krazy continued to rap. Especially, Krazy kept calling to audience and reacted to enthusiastic fans. (I think Krazy is so friendly and attachable!) I thought while they are real hip hoppers, they are professional performers as well. The last track was “Real Hip hop” which was released in 1995 and not too much to say that is their most famous song. Everyone in the place enjoyed together. For me, everything sounded like in a moment.

Moreover, there is another reason I recommend this event. That is because the all casts (of course including DAS EFX) were amazing! Anyway, I am new here in T.O., so I didn’t know who they are or their music. However, all of them together made this event a really enjoyable one and all of their music were worth a listen.

Anyways, this is one event not to be missed. Next one is not announced yet, but if I can say one thing, #BIGTICKET is a “REAL HIP HOP” event in Toronro!

REAL HIP HOP

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4月24日金曜日、トロントに90年代HIP HOPの最も有名で伝説的なラッパーの一組、KrazyとSkoobの二人からなるDAS EFXがやってきていた。90年代、彼らの独特で粘っこいスモーキーなラップは人々を魅了し、今も尚わたしのような熱狂的なファンが多い。

イベント会場であるTATTOに入ると、すでにそにはたくさんの観客がひしめき、みんな各々にお酒と雰囲気を楽しんでいた。建物の中は狭いわけでも広すぎるわけでもなく、入り口付近と反対側に2つバーカンがあり、残りの壁際に沿ってソファーが置かれていた。DJの選曲も良く、DJブースの隣の大きなスクリーンにはMVを編集したものが流されていた。また、物販ブースもあり、服や帽子などが取りそろえられていた。わたしはこのHIP HOPの雰囲気が味わえ、着ている人がみんなHIP HOPが好きなんだと感じられるこの空間にいい意味で驚かされた。DAS EFXの出番までわたしはビール片手に他のラッパーの音楽を聞いて待つことにした。

深夜一時を少し回った頃、ようやくDAS EFXが登場した。彼らは本当にすごかった!実際、もう明らかに伝説的ラッパーであることから、彼らの音楽はどれも素晴らしいことは当然である。わたしが声を大にして言いたいのは、彼らは最初から最後まで観客を楽しませ続けていたことである。一度トラックが止まってしまったときは、彼らは気にせずSkoobがボイスパーカッションでビートを作り、Krazyがそのままラップを続けた。特にKrazyは常に観客に呼びかけ、ファンサービス旺盛だった。(わたしが思うにKrazyは本当にフレンドリーで取っつきやすそう!) 彼らはReal hip hopperであると同時に、プロのパフォーマーでもあると感じた。ラストチューンはもちろん彼らの最も有名な曲と行って過言ではない、1995年にリリースされた『Real Hip Hop』だった。その場にいた全員が一つになって楽しんだ。わたしにとっては、このすべてが一瞬のように感じられた。

また、わたしがこのイベントをおすすめする理由がもう一つある。それはキャスティングの良さだ!わたしはトロントに来て間もないので、誰なのかどんな曲なのか全く知らなかったが、その日わたしが聞いたラッパーはみんな良くて、聴き応えがあったと思う。

なんにせよ、このイベントは本当に楽しめた。次のイベントはまだ発表されていないが、一つ言えるのは#BIGTICKETはトロントの本当にHIP HOPなイベントだということだ!



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