Boiler Room did not disappoint last night with slated artists Shash’U, STWO, Rae Sremmurd, Badbadnotgood, Ghostface Killah, Kaytranada, and special guests, Goldlink, Funk Master Flex, J Rocc, Freddie Gibbs, and Dipset – yeah, man. I swear if the bar didn’t shut it down, Just Blaze and Action Bronson may have taken the stage too. Highlights of the 5 hour event include Ghostface and Killah Priest slaying Wu classics to the live beats of Badbadnotgood, J Rocc absolutely tearing the decks apart, and Dipset playing the hits. Shouts to Ray-Ban and Boiler Room for throwing the dopest party I’ve been to since Pitchfork afters with Tek-Life (RIP DJ Rashad).
Though the liquor flows like “Twisted Heat” one of the downsides of SXSW are long lines and the inevitable reaching of capacity at most venues. With that said – arriving early is a must and the best parties will have creative ways to keep you busy while waiting for your artist to take the stage. In addition to a an open bar, the Spotify House brought in The Bumbys who are known for their “fair and honest appraisals of your appearance” (Gill gave me a 9.3 – I can live with that) and Bose stepped up with a Disco room (think oversized portapotty filled with mirrors, disco balls, and a Bose stereo system instead of.. uh, all the usual unpleasant things that come along with a portapotty).
El-P and Killer Mike took the stage and killed it for an hour, and while the set was incredibly on point, a random attack on stage brought the show to a halt for a moment as Mike threw the “fuckboy” off stage (conveniently into me) which is when I grabbed him and pulled him off stage. When the ogre stepped towards me I obviously stepped back (I’m a 9.3 with Carmine 1’s – I’m a man but I ain’t about to go and throw all that out the window, ya feel me). Shit. Mike got the whole house chanting “fuckboy, fuckboy” as he left the house bleeding. Great show but absolutely terrible (if any) security.
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thanks to everyone who watched us rock the @Spotify house! sorry for the brief interruption.
— el-p (@therealelp) March 16, 2015