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Friday, January 29, 2010

Last Night: Left Fest w/ Souls of Mischief, Hieroglyphics, Crowne Royal, Supernatural, Exile, Alexander Spit

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Souls of Mischief
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Left Fest w/ Souls of Mischief, Hieroglyphics, Crowne Royal, Supernatural, Exile, Alexander Spit
Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010

Better Than: Rock the Bells

Souls of Mischief stormed the stage last night with such havoc and energy that it turned on the crowd and capped the Left Fest event, a showcase gathering some of the best Bay Area hip-hop talent with a handful of independent rappers and DJs from around the country at Mezzanine.

The Oakland foursome SoM performed in support of its new album Montezuma's Revenge, produced by Prince Paul, and were joined onstage by fellow members of the proven East Bay rap collective Hieroglyphics, including Casual, Musab and the Chosen Few.

"We've been around a long time," said Mischief MC Opio. "The only places we haven't rocked yet are Antarctica and Alabama!"

Alexander Spit
  • Alexander Spit

The group's aggressive, accelerated-tempo rhymes capped a night featuring a deep hip-hop roster. Local boy Alexander Spit kicked things off, backed by John Bryans of SF drum-electro combo Tenderlions, with a pounding tribute to Too Short's "Blow the Whistle." Freestyle specialist Supernatural filled the breaks between artists with his charming flows and his big red lumberjack flannel. Plaid was in vogue on the cold, full-moon night, with dozens of the boys and girls in the crowd sporting checkered flannels, velcroed sneakers, and ski caps.

Alexander Spit
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