Thursday, July 22, 2010
Drake Live In Winnipeg Concert Review With Set List
As reported by Darryl Sterdan at Sun Media / Canoe Jam
WINNIPEG - There's a difference between phenomenon and phenomenal. And I'm not talking about two letters.
I'm talking about five letters: D to the R to the A-K-E. The Toronto rapper born Aubrey Graham is clearly a sensation — along with a lady named Gaga and a kid named Justin, he's the hottest thing in music right now. Dude was nominated for Grammys and took home Junos even before his debut album Thank Me Later — which has already gone platinum — dropped last month.
Impressive? Indisputably. But as a performer, well, let's just say that the 23-year-old hip-hopper clearly has plenty of charisma and raw talent. But just as clearly, he still needs to up his game before he can truly hold his own in the bigs.
Not that Drizzy was slacking when his Away From Home tour stopped at Centennial Concert Hall Wednesday night. With the help of a boombastic PA that shook the building like an earthquake, a stroboscopic light show that was blinding and blazing, and a funky quintet (including a fleet-fingered DJ) that pumped out the jams, Drake and a sold-out crowd of 2,300 teenagers turned the classy confines of Centennial Concert Hall into the city's largest nightclub for 70 fast-moving minutes.
"Tonight's so special," the black-clad Drake claimed after taking the stage an hour late (which isn't too bad for hip-hop time). "They finally let me come back to Canada. I'm gonna ask you to do one thing — just show me a good motherf---ing time."
9 AM in Dallas
Show Me a Good Time
Lust for Life
Money to Blow
Lose My Mind
I'm Going In
Every Girl In the World
A Night Off
Find Your Love / Paris Morton Music
Best I Ever Had
Read the full concert review here:
Drake in Winnipeg
(video courtesy of FreshNewMusikTV & madups77)