RIFFLANDIA REVIEW: Blackalicious is deliciousPosted by Erin Cardone
He opened with Alphabet Aerobics. Later came Chemical Calisthenics. The man’s mouth moves so fast, it’s hard to tell he’s saying real English words. Then, you realize he’s a master of his craft, seasoned from how many years?
Blackalicious was without a doubt the highlight of the lineup on Sunday, the (unfortunately) last day of one hell of a Rifflandia festival.
Friends commented they thought De La Soul, also old skool hip-hoppers, would have put on a better show, but for me, Black’s beats and play with the audience were unmatched all day. He had both sides of the audience calling insults at each other: “Party over here; f**k y’all over there,” fist pumping to the sky and jumping around like the show was in Brooklyn, forget Victoria.