World's biggest independent rapper turns it up to 12
Crazed (and a little hazed) "Technicians" packed the Fillmore from side to side, wearing black, red and white in support of the rapper famous for starting his own label, Strange Music in 1999. Jay Rock warmed up the already hot crowd, spitting raps faster than the laser lights could move. The crowd went crazy and were treated to "All My Life," "Boomerang," and other hits so filled with fast lyrics and profanity, it made Eminem sound clean.
Krizz Kaliko and Kutt Calhoun (sweet "SINNER" hat) took the stage just before Tech N9ne, and the noise from the crowd was almost deafening. The two thrashed around the stage, presumably high on Monster energy drinks (whose signs were everywhere) and no doubt getting second-hand high from the crowd. Then Tech N9ne, whose real name is Aaron Yates, came out with a giddy smile on his face, complete with his signature face paint and the crowd went even crazier. We didn't know it was possible.
"Am I a Psycho?," "Demon," and "Riot Maker," kicked off the wild night. The love for the rapper from the crowd was reciprocated as Tech gave a powerful, dizzying show that last well into the night. "This ain't no concert, it's mother-(you-know-what) party!" and the Juggalos will surely agree when they wake up in another six hours. —Taylor Coughlin, Metromix.