THE DKA LIFE


Childish Gambino Visits South Beach

Donald Glover finally made it to Miami?!

Time to celebrate.

Yesterday was my second time seeing Childish Gambino, this first time I had to make the 4 hour trek to Orlando to see him.  You can read about that here if you’d like your memory refreshed.  Last night he was at the Fillmore in South Beach.  Luckily, I was able to sneak in my camera.

Danny Brown opened.  I had heard of him.  He’s definitely different and has his own style.  I like this song of his:

(Turn on the lights Fillmore, gosh) I just can’t handle song after song by him.  Having said that, I’ll probably download the Detroit native’s mixtapes.

Man, Mr. Glover’s show did not disappoint, in fact, I’d dare to say it was even better than the last.  He brought even more energy and so did his band, which really made the difference.  The crowd was going crazy.  See below. Sadly, I also realized I might need a new camera soon, she can’t handle bass like she used to.  😦

He even preformed a remix of the ever popular ‘Rack City’ (below).   Something tells me that’ll be on his mixtape coming up titled ….Mixtape.  He also preformed the intro to it “We Ain’t Them”.

This time, Childish even had a fancy backdrop for his stage.  Trees, better lighting, and better speakers… No offense Orlando.  Having said that, this performance seemed to have a lot more jailbait running around.  Childish definitely has the 16-19 age bracket on lock in South Florida…more like 18-22, but whats the difference?  I still felt like a AARP member.  Either way, I still enjoyed the show.

So now we wait.  Wait for his mixtape ‘Mixtape’ to drop so we can all enjoy some more free Childish Gambino.  Until then, I’ll leave you with one more video, Heartbeat, which is probably my most favorite song on his last album, Camp.

See you at Lollapalooza Mr. Glover.

DKA out.

 

 

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Kanye & Jay-Z’s Watch the Throne Tour @ Ft. Lauderdale

ZOMG. Best concert of my life.

Man where to start? Okay. How bout a video:

After watching that video, you can appreciate how vivid and complex the show was.  I’ve come to learn, as you should too, to expect nothing less than extrordinary when it comes to show put on by Mr. Kanye West.  Yeah, call me a dickrider, but if you’ve ever been to a concert, you know he demands perfection.  See Below.

Haaaa.  Kanye funny.

Ye wearin' the Yeezys

Moving stages, explosions, light shows.  It was the greatest spectacle since the Glow in the Dark Tour.  No openers needed.  Just 2.5 hours of hit after hit by the duo, with the crowd following their lead word for word.

This was my first time seeing Jay-Z live.  He was superb as well.  P.S.A., Big Pimpin’, and Hard Knock Life, were all great.  Dope picture below if I do say so myself. *Brushes dirt off shoulder.  See what I did there?

My new desktop.

Wait. Kanye was wearing a kilt? Yup. Step your kilt game up son.

One of my favorite performances below.  Brought me back to 7th grade after I bought my first Parental Advisory CD.  Hard Knock Life Vol. 2.  Thanks mom and dad.

And of course I gotta let you all see Kanye’s Jesus Walks Dance.  See Below.

I know I’m just posting pictures and videos.  But its really the only thing that can do the show any justice, until YouTube removes them.

The video below is Can’t Tell Me Nothing.  Awesome light show.  One of my favorite Ye songs.  I got a feeling Bendey will appreciate it too.

Well, I should probably get back to paying attention in class. The concert was dope.  The show ended with N****s in Paris.  They played it at least 3 times.  Every time the beat dropped the crowd went nuts (as did I…I may or may not have had a chubby the entire night, either way…) Perfect way to end the perfect show.  Well done Ye n Jay.  Well done.  Thank you.

DKA out.



The Great Hangover Tour Summary

The Great Hangover Tour title was coined by Mr. Kanye West himself.  Of course good things would ensue.

This concert deserves some effort in my part, so this may be one of my better posts.

88-Keys was the first performer of the tour.  Dutt and Bendey, and I were lucky enough to run into him at Burn Rubber before the show.  He was very cool and I was able to chat with him for a good ten minutes.  I first heard of 88 about two years ago, when his hit song “Stay up! (Viagra)” featuring Kanye, was featured on the Can’t Tell Me Nothing Mixtape that dropped in the summer of ’07.  He told me that ” I played the track for ‘Ye and he said he had to jump on it”.  88 has a video out with Kanye for “Stay up!” thats pretty hilarious.  Luckily I decided to play 88 Keys album The Death of Adam during the car ride to Royal Oak so the fellas would be refreshed on his work.  88 was impressed when I told him my favorite video was “True Feelings”  at which point he was like “Damn, you a true fan” haha.  Definately take a look at it below, its a piece of art.

My iPhone pictures didn’t do this concert justice, so here is a slew of videos and pictures from the show.  Alright, now onto the show.  It seems as though I could have made a whole blog post on 88 Keys himself haha.  Go check out his album (notice we got some autographs a few posts below) The Death of Adam or download his mixtape for free Adam’s Case Files.  88 Keys opened the show and killed it.  He brought huge amounts of energy and really got the crowd going.  I definitely saw about 20 people walking out of the theater with his album in hand.  Goodstuff.  The only disappointment was that his set had to end and was somewhat short.

88-Keys

Next up was B.O.B, aka Bobby Ray.  His set was very good as well.  He had some lovely back up singers and also did a solo with an acoustic guitar.

Bobby Ray aka B.O.B

I have had his mixtape “Who the F*&K is BOB?” for a few months and there are quite a few songs on there that are dope.  My favorite ones of his are the hit single out right now “I’ll be in the sky” along with “Eastside Tales”, “Generation Lost”, and “F**k You”.  Just to name a few.  I was also happy to hear him sing “Haterz Everywhere We Go” because the fellas and I have been playing Fight Night Round 4 non stop and it is one of the tracks featured in the game.  (Roommates, step up your game haha).  Bobby Ray brought energy and was all over the stage, high fiving the crowd.  It was also nice that he came on immediately following 88-Keys.  The sad part about these first two performances was that I was afraid my camera would get taken by the secruity gaurd 3 feet away, so I was able to take many pictures or videos of 88 or BOB.  However, next up was Cudi and I had to take some chances.

I see you Mr. Mescudi

I see you Mr. Mescudi

Mr. Cudi, member of Kanye’s Good Music, the star of the show, killllled it.  I’m going to steal a review from Bendey over at Vivid Underground because it is spot on.  I see what you did there.

Kid Cudi was absolutely amazing.  Didn’t have any props, no flashy get-up, just a fiber optic wire mesh type back drop that was busy flashing lights throughout his songs.  His music was what made the show, and of course his intense energy.  Unlike 50 Cent, who’s giving his audience pec-flexes and mean-mugs, Cudi smiles at you and dances like he’s barefoot on a bed of coals.  He has a unique aura around him at all times and you can tell through his voice and lyrics, that he absolutely loves what he does.  At several points throughout the show, his grin was so wide I thought we wasn’t going to be able to continue on through the next verse…looked almost as if he was trying to hold back laughter.  He performed a new track titled, “Heart of a Lion”, to which I’m desperately waiting for it’s release.  He presented a phenomenal 8 minute version of “Day N Night” that included the techno remix as well.  Luckily I was able to nab a video of it despite the security gaurd in front of me giving me shit.  Be sure to check it out down below.  The only disappointing thing about Kid Cudi’s performance was the absence of “Maui Wowie“.  I thought that song would’ve been a give-in, but I can’t complain about anything else.  Incredible performance, period.”

Thanks for saving me time buddy.  Here are some videos of his performances.

Mr. Solo Dolo, a new favorite of mine.

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Kid Cudi’s Man on the Moon

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DKA Life presents a new joint he performed that hasn’t even been released yet “Heart of a Lion”

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(Kid Cudi, if you want this removed, please let me know, and I will do so.  I’m just trying to help out the fans.)

And now, a slew of pictures. Grinning the whole time.

Mr. Mescudi

The Closest I'll Ever come to the Kanye x LV sneakers ($800+)

The Closest I'll Ever come to the Kanye x LV sneakers ($800+)

Singing his heart out.

As for Asher Roth (the headliner for all the 14 and 15 year olds)…I had to use the restroom badly due to alcoholic beverages that were consumed, so I gave up the front row.  I had seen him before, and his performance at MSU may have topped this one.  Simply because there weren’t so many props and costumes.  He still brought a lot of energy and had the crowd pumpin’.  It was just to gimmickey for our taste.  All of the other artists performed by themselves, whereas Asher had to have his buddy as the hypeman and various people run around in lion costumes, marajauna costumes, and American Cat in the Hat hats.  Entertaining none the less and still gets a B on my card.  My camera died, so sorry, no asher vids.

Go check out the Great Hangover Tour and get in line early.  You’ll be glad you did.



Kid Cudi asher 88 and BoB preshow
July 18, 2009, 7:11 PM
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Pregamin before the show.



A taste of a future post
June 14, 2009, 11:31 PM
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If I ever get motivated enough I will upload more videos, but this will have to do for now.

***Click the HD button and then view it in full screen.  Chyea.

DKA out.