Total Score: 7.6/10
Who: Ain’t No Love
Where: Reflections Cabaret, Haifax NS
When: October 18 2012 @9pm
Crowd: Reflections is a huge venue as far as Pop Explosion is concerned, and the early set time resulted in only about 40 skateboarding hip hop kids. Everyone else missed out.
Style: Hip Hop
Technicalities: Super energetic, with a great stage presence. Lots of bass, as to be expected. I felt that the DJ got drowned out a little with all the vocalists spitting rhymes, though.
Memorable Moment: Female vocalist Saidah Conrad started the set on stage alone, which had me thinking this was a sultry R&B group. Moments later, MCs 1990 and Beanz bounded onto the stage and tour up the first track, turning it from smooth R&B to a bangin’ hip hop jam.
Sex Appeal: Saidah Conrad -She was smokin’!
Memorable Song: “Love Me Lots” had a really slick progression.
Comments: Really awesome with impressive rhymes, but disorganized on set.
Photos and Review By: Cody Spence
Darrell Shelley is a musician, sound engineer and Editor In Chief. He graduated with a diploma in Jazz Studies from St.Fx in 2003. Heâ€™s traveled, Europe, USA, Mexico and Canada. His band Chameleonize has shared the stage with the likes of Steve Hill, My Darkest Days, Billy Talent and DOA and won â€œbest hard rock bandâ€ at the Barrie New Music fest in Barrie ON 2011. As a sound engineer Darrell has worked with K-OS, Teenage Head, Rick Emmett, Bachman/Cummings, Donnie Wahlberg, YOB, Cascada, Down With Webster, Sons Of Otis, Broken Social Scene, The Philosoper Kings, Sugarland and the late great Jeff Healey.