By Graeme Wiggins
Fortune Sound Club
March 29th, 2018
Sometimes a crowd is so lit that a performer pretty much just has to show up and play the hits to make a great night for most of the people there. And while this was certainly true of Fortune that night (the crowd was so amped they were moshing to local Juelz’s DJ diverse set) Curry did not rely on that to put on a good show. He wasn’t just going through the motions, he put on a high energy, engaging set that showcased his skills as a rapper, and high octane delivery.
Maybe it was the rumours stemming from earlier tweets of his that he was quitting rap (one of his tweets just read “bye”) that brought the huge crowd, maybe it was the Seasons Festival vibe, probably a little bit of both. But suffice to say the crowd was feeling it. Whether it was his classics like “Ultimate,” “ULT,” or “Hands Up” or some of the newer material he played Fortune was party verging on a mosh pit. He delivered the goods.
One of things that makes Curry so distinctive in the current rap landscape is his delivery. He doesn’t jump on the trend of mumble rap, or push too far into sing-song rap, he moves from a high energy yell, to a complicated fast rhyme with ease and it was a sight to behold. It was surprising how well he pulled off that kind of material live in a day and age where rappers often rely on backing tracks to fill out their rhymes because of lack of breath control. He needed no such thing. Now we can only hope that the crowd was appreciative enough to keep him in the game awhile longer.