Last Night: Houston Rap's Creme De La Creme At House Of Blues
If you missed the Crème de la Crème event last night at the Bronze Peacock - and judging from the sparse attendance you probably did - then you missed one helluva show. A full spectrum from the new school of Houston hip-hop came out to support and perform in front of a diverse and appreciative crowd.
The ATL rapper Donnis was originally on the bill, but due to "unforeseen circumstances," was unable to make the show that included Hollywood FLOSS and B L A C K I E as openers. Off the bench to save the night was none other than local product Killa Kyleon. Fat Tony served as the night's host, while the Krackernuttz' DJ Elroy Boogie supplied the soundtrack.
First up onstage was Hollywood and his T.H.E.M. crew mates hasHBrown and John Dew. We were a bit surprised that FLOSS didn't give us one of his stickers and take our photo for his Web site, but we're sure he will next time around.
Looking as fresh as his name implies, Floss bounced up and down the stage with his smooth rhymes and determined delivery during "She a Dime," much to the amusement of B L A C K I E, who was chillin' in the front row smiling. Floss made sure to shout out his Twitter handle before closing with "Shut It Down" and doing about a hundred push-ups in front of the stage.
Fresh off of his main stage performance at Summer Fest, B L A C K I E proceeded to turn on the switch that transforms him from quiet nice guy to full-on raging-hurricane noisemaker. Many in the crowd, including the security, did not know how to handle his performance, and probably had nightmares after seeing his show.