Live Review – The Mighty Underdogs, Vancouver BC

January 24, 2009

(Photo – Chris Webber)

Live Review: The Mighty Underdogs
Thursday, August 07/08
Richards on Richards, Vancouver BC

With no opening acts and a 1 am curfew, Gift of Gab (Blackalicious) and Lateef the Truth Speaker (Latyrix) had their work cut out for them. They hit the stage at midnight to a sparse but enthusiastic crowd, played all the feel-good favorites and integrated a few from the new album set to drop in October. Of course, when the new album is collaboration heavy – everyone from MF Doom to a couple of Marley’s make an appearance – it’s difficult to showcase very many songs with just 2 guys. But what Gab lacks in charisma he makes up for in verse, and Lateef’s easy flows and impeccable sense of timing get the crowd moving. [read more]


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