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
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Darrell Shelley is a musician, sound engineer and Editor In Chief. He graduated with a diploma in Jazz Studies from St.Fx in 2003. He’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 “best hard rock band” 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.