Written by Drew Yorke for Envy Magazine
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Heems, the Queens MC formerly of the hip hop group Das Racist, performed a set consisting of possibly everything a Heems fan could want from his set. He arrived on stage with an iPhone for beats, a guitar that wasn’t plugged in and a microphone. Heems performed cuts from the Das Racist tapes, his collaborative projects and his most recent solo release Eat, Pray, Thug.
Raz Fresco, the Toronto based MC, performed cuts from his Screwface Tape and debut solo release Pablo Frescobar. His combination of complex flows and intricate rhymes kept the crowd focused and involved in the performance. This kid has been working for a long time now and has really carved out his own space in the Toronto scene.
Vince Staples blew the roof off of Berkeley Church. The Long Beach rapper performed cuts from his recent mixtapes and debut solo release Summertime ‘06. Vince had the crowd bouncing for the entirety of his set. His blunt rapping style and seamless flow proved why he is one to watch in 2015.