The crowd was absolutely crazy last night but that was expected from this eccentric “Soul. Swagger.Rock.Sneakers” compilation of talent. Black Alley not only started out with a bang, they sold out the “rooms” in the Rock and Roll Hotel.
Prepping the audience before taking the stage, a projector was displayed playing all of the Black Alley footage you could possibly imagine; from personal interviews from each band member to some of their performances, it was classic. This group is well on their way and I can’t even imagine what to expect when they drop their second album.
I’m still high off the energy that was pumping through that place last night so I’m going to rush into it and summarized what you missed from the performance.
Opening for Black Alley were a group called the FUNKMNKYZ. The group reminds me of a Beastie Boyz/Nirvana/ DeLa Soul compilation. (http://www.facebook.com/funkmnkyzDC?ref=ts) They performed a variety of songs getting the crowd turned up for the Black Alley performance and accompanying the entertainment madness was DJ Jerome Baker III; taking it back with a little B.I.G., Junior Mafia and Foxy Brown to name a few cuts. (see write up)
Black Alley Concert Playlist:
- Bad Girl
- Artist Prayer
- Ghetto Acapella
- Virgin Suicide
- You Got It
- Heavy Hitters
- Excuse Me
- Kacey Montana
Black Alley CRANKED the audience with of course my favorite the Artist’s Prayer featuring Nicholas Ryan Gant and then of course Raheem DeVaughn hit the stage to show some love to Black Alley. Raheem is also featured on “Soul.Swagger.Rock.Sneakers.”
There was so much that took place during this show, I can’t begin to capture it all other than in photo album. (see link)
Don’t forget to pick up the album “Soul.Swagger.Rock.Sneakers”! There are a few cuts on there that you may not be familiar with if you are a die hard Black Alley fan.
Congrats to Black Alley on the new Album and a memorable show!
Enjoy the photos and footage!
BLACK ALLEY TV: www.youtube.com/weareblackalley