Photo: Jacub Muschamp
Vancouver, BC - This past Friday night the iconic Vogue Theatre became host to an apocalyptic display of entertainment from Flatbush Zombies with support from Pro Era members Nyck Caution and Kirk Knight.
Nyck Caution was the first one up and he showcased his skills with crisp vocals. Caution set the tone for the show by getting the crowd into a frenzy with his remix of the infamous XXXtentacion classic “Look at me!”. Shortly after he brought up a die-hard fan and allowed him to rock the stage with him for “What’s Understood”. The Pro Era member also set aside time during his set to pay tribute to the late Capital STEEZ with a touching and emotional speech leading into a moment of silence. The Brooklyn emcee cooked up a polished set and laid the groundwork for a long night of entertainment.
Next up was producer/rapper Kirk Knight who garnered the momentum with ease. Knight, who is more well known for his role in production (most recently in projects such as All-Amerikkkan Bada$$” by Joey Bada$$ and Still Striving by A$AP Ferg), showcased his polished performance repertoire. The 22-year-old understands production and it corresponds with his rapping style so well on stage. He hit’s the right drops, rides tempos and is his fluency behind the microphone allows listeners to pay attention to every word being projected. Knight even brought back Caution on stage to perform music from their collab “Nyck @ Knight” which added to the superb opening course of music for those in attendance.
The three members of Flatbush Zombies, Erick The Architect, Zombie Juice and Meechy Darko, entered the stage and put on a one of a kind type of performance. The set began with each member of the trio rising from their own coffins to the tone of “HELL-O”, the first song from their latest album Vacation In Hell. This alone catapulted the crowd into a frenzy. The Zombies orchestrated a presentation of non-stop action. The hour long dominance on stage consisted of many fan favourites such as “New Phone, Who Dis?”, “’This Is It’”, “Vacation” and more songs from their deep catalogue.
Flatbush’s stage presence in something every hip-hop fan from any part of the world needs to witness. The energy and power they put into their time on stage was world class. On top of this, it should be noted that each member of the group possesses an amazing uniqueness about them which easily becomes one of the many reasons why the trio is so successful. The chemistry is blatantly evident. Meechy stands out with his demonic like voice, Erick The Architect is a class 1 New York guru behind the mic and Zombie Juice can switch up his cadence at any point during his set in such a way that is near perfect. The talent the Flatbush Zombies possess is refreshing in a genre that many believe is saturated with somewhat easy trends to follow. All in all, Flatbush and the members of Pro Era delivered a memorable performance at the Vogue.