By Michael Savage
We had the chance to focus in on the “Directors of Photography”, Dilated Peoples during their visit to Fremont Country Club on Jan., 16th. Local hip hop newcomers, NOVN (Nation Overheadzz and Vegas Natives) and Vegas hip hop veterans, Cash Coligan, Mr. Ebranes, & Ekoh put one energetic sets the first half of the night and paired perfectly with the pizzazz of internationally known DJ Lethal. They all pumped the crowd particpation levels to the limit right before the velvet curtain opened up for Evidence, Rakaa and DJ Babu.
Performing select tracks like “Kindness for Weakness”, “Marathon”, “This Way” & “Century of the Self”, Evidence even sought out request from the crowd for more jams to vibe to before show closed. It was certainly underground hip hop at its finest hearing the melodies sang out loud from classic albums like “The Platform”, “Neighborhood Watch”, “20/20”, “The Weatherman” & the already instant success from “Directors of Photography”.
This is only the first of many great hip hop acts to hit Sin City this year. And we haven’t made it out of January yet.
photo credits by LVSC’s @JRosenzweig