Concert Reviews

A$AP Rocky at the Ogden Theatre, with Danny Brown and Schoolboy Q, 10/16/12


A$AP Rocky walked onto the stage with his crew in tow, ski mask over his face, looking like some radical of ill repute. Odd Future and Pro-Era have pulled the same stunt, only more effectively. The rapper invigorated the Ogden immediately with overwhelming energy and powerful flow. He leapt into the crowd with abandon more than once, and there's no doubt the crowd received his energy well, but there was a major piece of the MC's appeal that was lost in the ruckus.

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