Da’Shade Moonbeam didn’t put on a show, he conducted a theatrical production! (show recap from 6/18/11)
Article by: Mamba
Video by: Mamba
Photos by: Mamba
Da’ Shade Moonbeam put on an electrifying performance at ND studios last Saturday night. This brother exemplifies what it means to be an MC (master of ceremonies) . I arrived at the ND at 9p.m. because Da’ Shade was set to perform at 9:30. Once I made my way in the venue and spoke with Da’ Shade, he informed me that he was going to push his performance time back because he was waiting on his partner Snyp to show up. Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances Snyp never made it to the venue. So around 11:30 Da’ Shade approached the stage and began to start his set.
When Da’ Shade entered the stage, I instantly felt like I was on the set of the movie “300”!
DJ S.T.A.T.I.K. held down Da’ Shade on the wheels of steel as he orchestrated a symphonic and raw DJ set that told quite the story as he curated the tracks. Da’ Shades set was conscious, political, raw, passionate, energetic, entertaining, educational & compelling. He performed a lot of tracks off his newest mix-tape and some of his earlier material that I’ve never heard of like “Fist Full Of Strife”
Besides Da’ Shades great performance, he also incorporated some educational and stunning skits to add a theatrical approach to his show which will be displayed in the video at the end of the article. He even had some b-boys come out and dance on his new hot single – “Dance Sucka“. You should have seen the crowds reaction when Da’ Shade performed this track. Absolutely priceless. When Da’ Shades set came to a close I walked away with my head held extra high and a smile on my face because he set was immaculate. Below is the video edit for your viewing pleasure.