LORDS OF THE UNDERGROUND at The Fox and Firkin, Lewisham on Sunday 15th April 2018
It can’t be just me thinking these guys still live as ever? I first saw them 6 years ago at Silver Bullet, a similarly intimate venue. Hayley Squires landed another one in South London this time. Who would expect to walk in their local pub on a Sunday night and see LOTUG doing their thing? Props to Carpetface for holding down the stage, freestyling and beat boxing for way longer than the 5 minutes he was scheduled for ‑as technical gremlins had come into play (despite the soundcheck). I’ve always felt that Lords of the Underground have a different edge to others from their era, I think that’s why I have a soft spot for them. The sound is funky, their style and content is real, but with an element of fun, which most definitely comes through even better live.
Lord Jazz sets up the classic tunes to tease the audience before he switches up and blends them into the LOTUG anthems we all know and love!
When Funke and Doitall set foot on stage it’s like an electricity bolt shoots through them! I’m standing literally underneath the duo, in awe of the energy and fire they possess as they show such strength and vigour rhyming into the mics, their delivery is sharp as they move around the small stage and interact with the audience on such a friendly level, you can see they’re feeding off our excitement! The intimacy between stage and the floor is real, we literally couldn’t be any closer.
I had the pleasure of being with a friend who’d never seen them live despite being a fan, I was excited for him as I remember being that close my first time seeing them, and they just reset my gig experience button to Chief Rocka No.1! I could reel off the tunes but that’s standard review material, all I know is I’d go see them again, and again. I’d say they deserve a bigger stage although the intimate atmosphere is fantastic.… and with better lighting.…just so I can get some cool pics 😉
The guys hung out with us afterwards and toasted the fans who made their careers a success, it was a pleasure to share and conversate with these intelligent men who have alot to share.
Wishing Doitall Du Kelly all the best in his run for Councilman in Newark New Jersey on 8th May, doing it for the community. To Mr Funke, success with his new album DEUS EX MACHINA pt 1.… Watch out for him headlining at 4our Pillars event on 14th July.
In the meantime tune in on a Friday night around 11pm UK time, to DJ Lord Jazz’s mixshow on Facebook live (Lords of the Underground fanpage) for the new, real Hip Hop.… Education is key!
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