The half-metal half-trap dynamic duo from New Orleans turned up the San Antonio scene Friday night at The Korova with a little help from their friends. The pair didn’t go on until midnight, leaving Upgang, Tripfam and Mateo Sun the job of turning the dead crowd into a rambunctious one.
As the night began, crowds of kids dressed in black stood around paralyzed with their “M” marked hands in their pockets. A few heads bobbing here and there among the smog-filled room (which I couldn’t tell if was from a fog machine or weed smoke). One rap artist after another came out, begging the crowd to show some energy, but the crowd was unresponsive. It wasn’t until a couples hours in and a couple performers later that the crowd started to show some movement. Maybe it was because they were getting restless waiting for $uicideBoy$ or maybe because it was the type of music you have to let your hair down for half way through.
Upgang and Tripfam, two groups producing similar sounds, stepped up onto the stage, bringing the crowd to life with their aggressive-style rapping as multi-color lasers shot out from behind their heads and into the crowd.
Taking the crowd to another level was Mateo Sun, a San Antonian whose sound is similar to that of Chief Keef and who seems to be making a ripple in the new age hip-hop scene. Mateo Sun gave a knee-bending performance, as his crew of friends accompanied him on stage jumping around as he performed a collection of songs from his Soundcloud, including his newest song Sleepwalk that was just released this past week.
Finally the time came that all the kids had been saving their phone batteries for, and as $uicideBoy$ made it to the stage, so did the crowds arms, their fingers velcroed to their cellphones. $uicideBoy$ had the crowd in complete chaos as the two trashed their heads and flipped their hair while rapping intensely over dark and dreamy beats. The cloud-rap duo had the crowd screaming out the lyrics to their songs, making the scene look not much different than the that in their newly released video for their song 'Paris'. The two have been hard at work, dropping short compilations of songs on their Soundcloud almost every other month.
If you missed their head thrashing performance, don’t worry $uicideBoy$ will be back performing in Texas later this year with their South Side Suicide Tour they’re about to kick off in February.