A3C is primarily the indie and undiscovered, but headliners included household names like Raekwon, Big Boi, Killer Mike and the newly cemented Shady in waiting, Yelawolf. Sandwiched between his Slumerican brethren Rittz and the King of Darkness, Tech N9ne, Yela managed a performance that was both unorthodox and compelling; straddling between rocker and rapper through the duration.
His shades stayed in place and ruled out any real intimacy with the crowd, but what he lost in connection he more than gained in emotion and energy. Verses from “I Wish” were chopped from their original foundation and spread over classic guitar riffs from “Back In Black” and “Sweet Home Alabama” adding some originality to the set. Yela also banged out hits like “White Boy Shit,” “Daddy’s Lambo,” “Throw It Up” complete with one Gangsta Boo and a Kid Rock-less “Let’s Roll.” Oh, and Gumby showed up and crowd surfed. Awesomeness.
The crowd was all in and everyone with a back stage pass including the host and the other artists stood at the rear of the stage to catch Yelawolf’s set. The glee (yeah I said glee, Hip-Hop fans can be gleeful) was on full display. It was obvious folks were glad they were there and were already composing notes in their head to share with friends who missed out. A special performance? Most def. And guess who has it for you? Thank us later. Word to Drake.
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