Despite a deep set of opening acts and the usual mild mannered Toronto crowd GZA, rocked the Sound Academy. Opening for GZA (and what a difficult task that must have been!!!) were The WILDcore, Skratch Bastid, and Shing Shing Regime.
The WILDcore started the evening and were an interesting mix of live instruments, some DJing and MC’s. Glad that they were not the horrible rap metal of the 90′s. They seemed to blend break beats and mixed them with interesting pop/rock/even pop punk edginess.
Skratch Bastid‘s set was an impressive showcase of turntablism. Like a good DJ he stirred the ground and built up the momentum.
Shing Shing Regime held their own. I’m sure these guys will continue to make Ontario proud with solid Hip Hop.
Of course the headliner came correct. MC Gary Grice aka The Genius aka The GZA… Delivered, period…