Scroobious Pip v Dan Le Sac
The 100 club wasn’t packed by the time we got in there, but looking around showed a veritable who’s who of the grime and UK hip hop scene. Dotted around the venue were the likes of Sway [wearing his own merch], Skinnyman [who didn’t stop dancing], Fire Camp, Ghetto and more. My thoughts on Scroobious Pip can be viewed in my El-P review, and I’m sticking to my guns. He didn’t get a great response, which came as no surprise, and soon Bizzle took to the stage.
Alongside his hype man 2Face, Bizzle strode on stage with a larger-than-life gold chain to match his larger-than-life charisma. Breaking out his MySpace favourite Dickhead, which Sway was singing along to in the crowd, Bizzle set the tone for the rest of the night, bounding around the stage and getting himself and the crowd hyped.
He raced through some new tracks, including Babylon’s Burning with a special appearance on stage from Akira The Don and the new single Bizzle Bizzle, both of which got a great response from the crowd. But he also hit us with some old favourites from Uh Oh to Fire and even More Fire Crew’s Oi before blazing out with Pow!
Bizzle is is a man full of charisma, energy and fun and all of these things came through in his live show. With his new album coming out very soon, he did himself no harm tonight – a quality show.
Photo by Chris McShee