September 30, 2018, 9-0-Nickel Entertainment and The Music Hall Concert Theatre brought another great night of music to Oshawa!
The Swollen Members - Family Reunion Tour is sweeping across Canada leaving thrilled fans everywhere. Oshawa was more than happy to have the tour stop in for a night of hip hop that would have fans talking for some time to come. Unfortunately not everyone that was slated made it that evening. It was ok though because the artists that did perform more than made up for it. Everyone hit the stage that night and brought their “A” game. You can never ask for more than that.
DJ TYCO/ Tyler Tyco Collins warmed up the fans spinning some wicked beats as always. Anytime DJ Tyco is on the turntables, you know it’s going to be a good night. To add to a show a good host for the night is essential and it doesn’t get much better than JDON but I say “Fuck That Guy!”. You’ll find him hosting on the mic for all sorts of great hip hop and rap artists around Ontario. The guy is hilarious and knows how to get the crowd rowdy and ready for a show. JDON also known as Jordon Deltor is owner of RAW DOG ENT. and founder of Feed The Streets Canada. This is a guy you can respect and make sure to check out RAW DOG ENT. and Feed The Streets Canada on Facebook, like, share and show the guy some love!
Kicking off the night was Zaze, a local artist from the Eastside of the GTA. Not just an artist but co-founder of 9-0-Nickel Entertainment. Zaze was a great start to what would be a really good night of Hip Hop. He was joined by another local artist, Billy Jones. It was a solid combination and I look forward to seeing them both on stage again. Always good to have an entire night of all Canadian talent. People focus on the U.S. but we have all the best musicians here in the North!
Next up was Alpha Omega, a Canadian rap/ hip hop artist from Victoria, B.C. He was sitting quietly at merch pre-show. Alpha Omega talked with fans off and on but then he hit the stage, came alive and tore it up! I admit to never hearing him before but happy to have been there. This guy has serious skill on the mic. Not only did he give a great solo performance but would later join Prevail on stage during the Swollen Members set. Whether he’s on his own or paired up with someone else, Alpha Omega needs to be seen live. I wouldn’t be surprised to hear that he’s headlining his own shows in the future.
That leaves us with the main attraction. The first and last time I had seen Swollen Members was at The Warehouse in downtown Toronto and they were great. Let’s just say that show was a few years ago but I’m talking a high energy, great vibe show from start to finish, easily remembered! You never know how time is going to affect artists, it’s not always pretty. In the case of Swollen Members however, these guys never missed a beat. It was a great surprise to see yet another high energy, killer vibe show from start to finish. They gave the fans all their favourites as well as some freestyle by Prevail along with the Prevail/ Alpha Omega duo and left it all on stage. The fans could not have asked for a better display from Swollen Members!