Once I was told Joyner Lucas was coming to town I, of course, going to be at that show.
Joyner is going viral. His track “I’m Not Racist” is on YouTube and this tour is set to be an event not to miss.
Joyner is a native Massachusetts. He went by several names before
consequently settling with this current one.
After releasing several mix tapes he hit the bigger stages and was getting more notice.
Angels & Demons which announced in February which was a collaborative work between him and Chris Brown
The Bourbon Room is the venue to host the show. For those who know it might not be the biggest venue but it is home to 90% of Ottawa’s hip-hop acts not hitting the big stadiums. Lucasand his team came with a full stage kit and proceeded to build a 7 foot LED wall around the back of the stage. It was something to see for sure.
The lineup was already down the block as the night started. There was a small surprise for Ottawa that no one knew was going to happen. Edmonton native, and one of the members of Doom Squad, Kryple stopped by. He got on stage to open up the night with a few of his crew. The crowd is shocked and started off the night on the right foot to say the least.
Another recent addition to the night was hip-hop heavy weight, and Ottawa’s own, Swisha T.
He’s been in the studio working on tracks and he decided to bring a few to show us. Swisha came in typical fashion and killed the stage setting up the crowd for Joyner coming up next.
Now there was a few problems with the stage show at the start. The tour manager mentioned after was something wrong with their set up. It started and the crowd went nuts. Singing along with all the songs and rocking out the whole night.
Joyner is a story teller and is very particular about how his show goes. You can see that he takes pride in all his work.
The Diamond Mine Agency has pro staff. They made quick work of the clean-up and load out of the stage kit.
We look forward to seeing just what Joyner will do in the future.