You can only imagine what the crowd looked like Thursday night at S.O.B.’s with Joe Budden, Crooked I, Joell Ortiz and Royce da 5’9 on the bill. Wall to wall mean-muggers, all drunk and ready to hear some murder-raps. As Joe commented at one point, “Joe Budden fans don’t dance!”
I came late and just missed Royce’ set, but I was just in time for Joe Budden, who would have rocked it better if the sound system weren’t completely fucked. I maneuvered the crowd and found Crooked I in a less crowded corner by some drunk girls – the only females in the building except for the bartender. Crooked seemed to remember ML and was telling me how he’d like to see Royce and Eminem do an album together.
The crowd went nuts when Joe brought Crooked and Joell on to do a capella freestyles. The eight foot tall mean-mugger next to me was jumping up and down and screaming like a girl. Royce joined them they tried to do some Slaughterhouse joints, but the malfunctioning sound system wouldn’t allow it. They did a song or two a capella before I left.
Crooked and Royce stole the show, I’d say.