You often here the sentiment that hip hop, r&b, and soul music are dead or at least on life support. While that may be somewhat true in regard to record sales, I would argue quite the opposite when it comes to touring and live performances. Those of us that appreciate the 90’s, the Golden Era of hip hop, and the r&b grooves that shaped our high school, college, and young adult years still pay good money to see our sonic heroes.
These truths were on display on a brisk Chicago evening as the South Loop was buzzing with 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s babies ready to get lost in the groove at V 103’s “The V Show. ” With De La Soul, Erykah Badu, and south side native, Common on the ticket, you all ready know the vibrations would be at an all-time high at the The V Show. As the doors of Chicago’s new Wintrust Arena opened, west siders, south siders, and north siders stepped in and stepped out in fashion. The ladies were rockin’ everything from Red Bottoms to Reebok classics while the Gentleman slipped on their loafers or laced up their Timberlands all with high anticipation of having their soul reinvigorated for at least one night.
While Chicago radio legend, Joe Soto, served as the always entertaining host for the evening, I have to take time to shout out iHeartmedia’s Khadijah Davis, who always shows grace, elegance, and patience while directing us media folk. Now back to the lecture at hand – As the people found their seats with spirits in hand, Joe Soto got the crowd ready as he played emcee, while V 103’s Maurice Ice Culpepper served as Ambassador of the 1’s and 2’s.
As the Wintrust Arena was already rockin’ prior to any act hitting the stage, the time was upon us when De La Soul came with the old school energetic, call and response, hip-hop show that the fans deserved and appreciated. Dropping classic after classic, Posdnuos, Dave and Maseo did not disappoint as they went from “Stakes Is High” to the ultimate classic, “Me, Myself, & I.”
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