Saturday, 28 April 2012

Gig Review: Professor Green, O2 Academy, Leicester [24/04/2012]

Earlier this week (Tuesday 24th) Professor Green made a simply unforgettable visit to Leicester. Although this is the artist's (who's real name is Stephen Manderson) third time in our city, complacency wasn't an issue, putting in just as much effort as his very first gig. We in Leicester have a soft spot for the Hackney rapper as we even asked him to open our O2 Academy and play the inaugural gig, yes that's right he was the first act to play here and we have no regrets. The rap 'Monster' is always full of energy and he is a pleasure to watch.

On this leg of the tour he just so happened to bring along some fore mentioned American friends that go by the name of Chiddy Bang. Warming up for the 'At Your Inconvenience' rapper was none other than Philly's finest and they absolutely smashed it. They got the crowd pumped with a seamless mix of old and new, taking classics from 'The Preview' and fresh tunes from 'Breakfast'.

On a side note to this actual event recently Chiddy Bang have released a video for 'Mind Your Manners' and Professor Green has released the video for Remedy. Featuring a few recognisable faces such as Arabella Drummond, C.O.R.E and Jordan Stephens this video shows the mayhem that unfolds on a daily basis in Green's life. The video also features Millie Mackintosh who is rumoured to be seeing the Professor and has sent the viral world crazy. Besides the celebs and gossip it is genuinely a good video, so have a look and see what you think.

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