Noisey: ATLANTA | WEBSTER HALL
A few days ago, I attended the screening of Noisey’s documentary-series, Atlanta at Webster Hall. The episodes shown, shed light on the Atlanta rap scene and illustrated the reality of what it is to live in the trap and the violence & drugs that surrounds it. At the end of the viewing there was an after party where Makonnen & Father performed in The Studio.
Makonnen perform live, changed my whole perception of him. He’s a weird kid and I say that in the most empowering way. He is not a fabricated figure whose appearance must match the music he creates. He’s a talented individual, who is comfortable in his creativity as an artist. Experiencing his performance makes you put your superficial opinions to the side and dive deeper into his music.
Like Makonnen, Father is a weird cat too –but in the best way. He performed “Look at wrist”, his most popular song right now that’s like inharmonious rhyme with an addictive chorus. Then Makonnen came through on stage with his popular track “Tuesday” and performed my current favorite, “Swerve.”
It was great to witness the chemistry among these two artist, since they both fall in such a peculiar sector in hip hop. The amalgamation of their creative aesthetic and distinct sound gives them such a great advantage in hip hop today. By standing out & being true to who they are, they have a definitely created a new lane. I am excited to see more of their work in full fruition.
Below are vines I captured from that night: