- 05 Sep 22
Beneath the Rankin’s Wood tent, Irish-Nigerian rapper Rejjie Snow curated a fresh and celebratory set for our final Electric Picnic evening.
With a colossal crowd awaiting his arrival, the MC got the crowd amped up with smooth Lo-Fi beats. “Hands up, hands up!” he directed over the glossy boom-bap beat of opening track, ‘PURPLE TUESDAY.’
Snow strolled onstage for the first verse, rapping in a casually confident style. He connected with the crowd on impact, dancing with the front row through low-crooning choruses.
While it’s a hard feat to make a noteworthy show with a setlist full of guest verses, Snow showed up to the task with ease. He coasted through an eclectic mixture of sounds from throwback to timeless, from late-night beats to invigorated spitfire raps.
He was in high spirits as Dana Williams’ honey-sweet vocals took over on ‘Bubble Gum Sunday,’ dancing and gliding around the stage. Snow’s audience was welcoming and positively enraptured by the rapper's infectious energy.
His quirky wordplay and RnB-infused beats kept the room grooving and filled with the kind of overwhelming love one can expect to experience at a Rejjie Snow set.
The Dublin-born rapper is a man of few words, but his audience filled in the gaps between songs, echoing chants of, “Rejjie, Rejjie, Rejjie!” On ‘Bubble Gum Sunday,’ Snow’s rapping style fell somewhere between languid and lively, his amiable demeanour effecting a warm, jovial ambiance beneath the Rankin’s Wood tent.
From adrenaline-pumping crowd pleaser ’23’ to the flavourful Charlie Brown,’ Rejjie Snow executed a charged performance. His magic hung in the air of the tent as the crowd unwillingly dispersed.
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