New York hip hop stars De La Soul entertain Quebec crowd

New York hip hop stars De La Soul entertain Quebec crowd

Main pic: De La Soul’s Kelvin Mercer at the Festival d’Été de Québec. 16 July, 2015. Plains of Abraham. Photo credit: Philippe Ruel.

Festival d’Été de Québec – 300 Shows – 10 Stages – 11 Days of music.

Thursday 16 July 2015 – The main stage on the Plains of Abraham came alive to the sound of late 80’s and early 90’s hip hop artists De La Soul.

The haven’t released anything for over 10 years, but they do still have a decent following. Fans of the genre were out in Quebec City tonight.

De La Soul entertained the crowd with their fast-paced tracks. As you’d expect, almost every sentence interspersed with a variety of takes on the ‘F’ word.

At one point they had a pop at the VIP section. Note to self: Remind me not to go in a VIP section when a hip hop or rap group are performing (not that I was).

The New Yorkers Vincent Mason, Kelvin Mercer, David Jude Jolicoeur were merciless ‘What’s this special section here? Are you the cool m?&ther f?&kers? Who the fuck y’all?

This enamoured them to everyone else, the crowd seeming to grow as they performed.

‘Where’s the party at?’ they kept on asking.

Some of us were transported back to our school days with ‘Me, Myself, and I‘ and ‘The Magic Number.

Running at slightly over an hour of hip hop and rap nostalgia, this was a fun performance.

Festival d’Été de Québec – 300 Shows – 10 Stages – 11 Days of music.
If you’re a music-lover then Quebec City is always the place to be in July.

Categories: Arts & Culture, Opinion

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