The Smoker’s Club Tour Part Deux, featuring rappers Method Man, Curren$y and Big K.R.I.T., rolled through a smoke-filled Ogden Theater in Denver on Sunday, leaving Mile High city higher than it was before.
Some of the supporting acts included Smoke DZA, Fiend, International Jones and Marcus Manchild. With constant collaborations between headliners and supporting acts, as well as no downtime between sets, The Smoker’s Club provided a constant flow of entertainment throughout the night.
A rapid-fire succession of sets with over 15 different MCs was in store for the night. Memory of the night is hazy at best—especially
considering there were at least three lit joints around at all times. However, there were several memorable highlights of the show.
International Jones was by far the most entertaining set of the night. With his deep voice and unruly fro, Jones looked like Afroman, if Afroman didn’t joke in every song. He was the most interactive with the audience. After every song, Jones reminded the audience to, “Smoke dat shit,” as if they needed to be told to do so. For his final song, he jumped into the front section of the audience and finished his set surrounded by a circle of fans waving their hands in the air and shooting videos.
DJ Bombshell brought feminine energy as the only woman onstage. She backed most of the MCs throughout the night. She brought the right balance of presence, attitude and charisma to each set, but that balance didn’t take attention away from the performers she backed up.
Smoke DZA was the strongest performance of the night. He broke away from the beats several times throughout the night, both during his own set and when he joined other rappers on stage. It was impressive to hear him freestyle a cappella and still manage to keep a beat.
Big K.R.I.T. pumped up the crowd by throwing free joint rolling trays and stickers into the audience at the start of his set. What stoner doesn’t love free things, especially when they’re from a famous person? Big K.R.I.T., backed by his official disc jockey, DJ Wally Sparks, had the biggest effect on the audience’s mood. Dancing and hand waving erupted from all corners of the concert hall whenever DJ Wally Sparks threw on a new beat for Big K.R.I.T.
Curren$y didn’t let a broken foot keep him from taking the stage. Since his doctors told him to take it easy at home, he brought his “home” on tour with him. With backdrops that looked like animated versions of Curren$y’s living room walls, he performed sitting onstage on a large couch. To complete the façade, other rappers sat on the couch for his whole set smoking a joint. It was obvious that Curren$y was having a good time; throughout his set, he continually said that catchphrase “JETlife” with “JET” standing for “just enjoy this.” Not even an injury could keep him from living the “JETlife.”
For a night focused solely on a lady they like to call “Mary Jane,” The Smoker’s Club provided a memorable show. We’ll see if the audience and performers can remember it tomorrow.
Contact CU Independent Staff Writer Avalon Jacka at Avalon.firstname.lastname@example.org.