Curren$y, Young Roddy, Corner Boy P
|Photos by Marco Torres|
April 20, 2014
There were no egg hunts going on at Sunday night's Curren$y show. Instead, fans were all about the Easter grass. Celebrating a double-stack of holy days (Easter and 4/20, stoners' very own Hallmark holiday), the young hip-hoppers who packed out Warehouse Live arrived with bales of the good stuff (and the bad stuff, and the in-between stuff) pre-rolled and ready to go, primed to enjoy some of New Orleans' kindest weed rap and not remember much of it.
Unsurprisingly, it was a late show. A huge line of people was still snaking its way through security at 10:15 p.m. as 5-Star worked hard to keep as much contraband as they could out of the club. If they confiscated anything, it was less than a drop in the bucket, of course. As Warehouse Live filled up to capacity, the room grew smoggier and smoggier until there was simply no escaping the smoke. Even the bathrooms were cloudy.
By the time the first rapper from Curren$y's Jet Life crew hit the stage, the crowd was a bit past loose. Corner Boy P soldiered impressively through an opening set that was received mostly by glassy-eyed stares and bored chatter as concertgoers either burned through blunt after blunt or lived vicariously through those who did. The Corner Boy never slowed down, keeping his chin up and his smile big as he rapped to the billowing fog.More »