Super Cat Headlines Triller Verzuz Concert with Dexta Daps, Cham, Kranium, Konshens, Barrington Levy and more


When the pandemic began, many people in the music industry thought about how to get people to pay for concerts online in large numbers. Triller and Verzuz answered that question last night with the kickoff of the TrillerVerz III weekend. They paired world-class boxing matches with a concert featuring some of Dancehall’s biggest names at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

TrillerVerz III is the third event in the TrillerVerz series, after the first two events launched in August and surpassed 5,000,000 unique viewers.

The Weekend Extravaganza offers separate tickets for each event starting at $ 27.50, however fans around the world can watch the events (including last night’s Dancehall presentation) for a monthly subscription of 2 , $ 50 at Trillerverzpass.

The new concert series, ICONZ presented by Verzuz, started after live boxing and the main title was dancehall legend SUPER CAT.

Before Super Cat took to the stage, however, several guest artists made their mark.

At the start of the event, Teejay the Uptop Boss and Kranium wowed the Brooklyn crowd. Wylcef Jean played the toastmaster, DJ and MC for most of the evening. A highlight of his DJ set was when he played a Kenny Rogers Dubplate which set the tone for the real dancehall vibes to come.

Dexta Daps, predicted by Bounty Killer as the next big international dancehall star, was one of the top performers of the night. He paid a short but thrilling tribute to Supercat by mimicking the coarse style and swag of the DJ.

After Dexta Daps, Wyclef returned to the stage to pay an energetic hip-hop tribute to KRS-One who was in the audience, indicating that he used to open for KRS one.

Konshens then took the stage to thunderous applause. In dancehall fashion and matched with the iconic red hair, her presence in the stadium validated the contemporary dancehall space in the mainstream music industry.

The concert peaked when Cham took the stage and released a slew of hits from the 90s and 2000s. Barrington Levy followed with an exceptionally clear voice. His hits sound the same on stage as they do on Spotify or Tidal HiFi.

It wouldn’t be a dancehall gig if there wasn’t an artist wanting more time on stage. “I’m too experienced to be taken for a walk. I’m too experienced for anyone to rock and roll,” sings Barrington as some tell him his set needs to be cut shorter than he wants. . It would take another 7 songs performed by acapella before the Broader Than Broadway singer left the stage.

A soundclash followed with Lion Face and Kingpin of King Addies, in what seemed like an awkward show order. Lion struggled to control the crowd at first, but the two found a way to earn lukewarm responses with dubplates from Chronixx and Buju Banton.

At 10.55 am exactly, Super Cat entered the scene.

He walked in dressed in a pinstripe suit and started out with freestyles. He kicked off the show with Nuff man a dead and its popular success topped the charts Dem Nuh worries us, which stars the late great Heavy D.

Super Cat’s performance was in his usual toasted and saturated style, sometimes saluting other artists of his era with effortless freestyles.

“All these pieces of blood were played with Jammings off key chune dem, hard fi follow inuh because Jamin nuh has no memory inuh,” he said, as he struggled to perform the one. of his old songs.

For his performance of Dolly my baby, the Billboard Hot 100 DJ was joined by a model on stage holding a sign with the song title and the Triller logo in what looked more like an advertisement or signaling the start of a boxing round. It didn’t add to his performance.

When he walked in Mud the Caribbean public took again interest, forcing the group on the spot to make a pull-up. His vineyard-style classic got Wyclef excited in the crowd, but at that point the crowd was desperate for more important moments during his performance.

To add insult to injury, he paused a few times to embark on an inconsistent rant against America’s political leaders. “Big Pu-y bwoy Donald Trump,” he blasted.

“How come a fat pu-y bwoy like you split America in two”

The veteran Sting clash DJ who promised an audience to ‘shoot’ the crowd got even more political when he said: ‘We are not begging the president for a united state of Bloodclaat. “

“Warning Warning Warning attention mek me come dung” excited the crowd again and briefly diverted attention from its political rants. His performance was filled with ups and downs, but the ability crowd stood there with him as the sweat rolled down his face, they basked in his 1980s-style dancehall streams.

“Anyweh me go it haffi cawk,” he sang confidently.

Towards the end he said “Rusty Daddy” before stepping out giving himself what seemed like a performance mark. Super Cat is only rusty though, he may not have the energy he had in the 90s when he said to a crowd to sting “me have me gun pon me ”or“ any pu ** y fling another bokkle me shot dat now ”, but her voice is clearer than ever and her hits are just as fresh.

In the end, Barrington Levy and Cham might have had more time to play.

The TrillerVerz III weekend continues tonight at Barclays Center with Hip Hop Legends Big Daddy Kane vs KRS-One.


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