So I must admit at first when I heard the Drayton Station had their liquor license temporarily suspended, I was skeptical that the show would go on. I was glad to hear that they were still going to go ahead and do the show. I got word that King Crooked of Shady Aftermath was in town and going to bless the stage. Paul Stepp & Steve Legaci teamed up to throw this event along with Diamond Cut Artist J smith. As we pulled in to the driveway of the venue, the parking lot was already quite full as to fans have been there for the last hour prior. So we got relaxed and talked with some of our friends outside. Not a bad reception so far.
My homie Origix and I have a song called “Remember’ off my upcoming project. Produced by Pig Pen this song is sure to be a rewinder in the rides. my brother Marcus Kpz Palazzolo and I also teamed up on a fun song called “Come Inside” It is always a pleasure to be able to perform a set with some of my friends. I also did a collab called “Future Focused” with my friend in the industry Stalker Brandy. Together with her very awesome voice we combined to put on one hell of a performance!! Shout out to my homies Swig and J Smith that captured our set. It will be edited and put out on the Jason Voorheis Youtube Channel soon.
First up to hit the stage and open the night though was D The God. I was impressed with how he got up there and had the crowd’s attention. It is not easy to get on a stage and perform for a bunch of people you don’t know. It is increasingly not the easiest to open any show. D did both of those things pretty flawlessly.You could tell he was a little nervous a first, but once he got in his zone his delivery was smooth like a bottle of lotion. I see more positive things coming from D The God.
Up next was my homie
RB from the group Bombthreat with Rodacious backing him up and he did a couple new songs off his upcoming project. It was good to see my homie do what he loves and he put it down Veteran Style. I look forward to hearing his new solo project in the future.
Up next on the roster was Definition and they got up there and spit out some party up beat like flows. Reminiscent of early Beastie Boys they got everyone feeling good. Then the artist known as Lyricist grabbed the mic and I had never heard him before. He was pretty damn good as he went through a few songs from his catalog of music. After his performance we chopped it up a little bit and got some pictures of him and his entourage he brought.
Untouchable Kid has a very soulful laid back kind of style. He reminds me of the late MC Breed with the way he puts his bars together and drags certain words at the end. His delivery is fluid like a bottle of Gatorade as he spins his tales of the game and women. Together with a couple of his homies they shared the stage with a cool performance.
J Smith has been making noise with his latest songs he has been promoting. He blessed the Shelter stage in Detroit
and this particular night had rocked out a show at another venue then came to the Drayton to do it all again. He had some merchandise that he hand made that was fresh. WooDZ was in the building as he and Paul Stepp filmed his every move like a cougar in the wild. He was in his element and the crowd was his prey. A side note hit up Michael Wood if you need video or photography work. He does a great job.
Detroit was definately in the building as the homie Hatch got on the stage and blew through his set like a hurricane down south! He represented Detroit Life and did not dissapoint. What really stood out was when later him and King Crooked jumped off of the stage and was performing right in the middle of the crowd. By the end of the night the bar was pretty packed and there was no drama. It was all love.
Now for the main headliner of the evening… I had heard about King Crooked but never had the chance to see him perform live. Let me tell you, this guy is a true professional. From the way he carried himself on the stage you knew he was going to bring everything he had for his performance. King Crooked had such a powerful voice you had to be there to see him for yourself. Donned in a stylish coat and hoodie he hit that stage like a bat out of hell! He went through each song with a passion you don’t see as much as you would like to from an artist.
He gave props to everyone throwing the show and at the end gave respect to all of the artists that were on before him. He was the true definition of what Hip Hop should be. He was very humble and it was a honor to rock the same stage as him. All in all I would say the show was a success and went off without any problems.
Thanks to Corey, Dan, Steve, J Smith, Paul and the beautiful ladies at the Drayton Station. We all showed that you can pack a venue out even if you don’t have alcohol and still have a pretty damn good time together. Salute.
Until the next show my friends.
-Jason Alan (U.G.A.)
Undaground Digital Media