Posted April 17, 2013
Every week leading up to Paid Dues we will be sharing some information from lesser known artists on the bill that we feel will be killing it. Paid Dues is known for shining light on artisits that have "paid their dues" to get where they are today, especially on the independent side of Hip-Hop. A while back I had the pleasure of seeing The Internet live at the Echoplex for their first live show, it was hands down one of the best shows I've ever been to, the vibe was up and frontwoman's Syd the Kid stage presence was epic, Matt Martians on the instrumental side just made it that much better.
When we heard The Internet was having the first live show out here in L.A we had to hop on it. The OFWGKTA collective have proven you don't know what its really all about till you've seen them live. Known for their intimate venues, The Internet (Syd the Kid and Matt Martians) chose the the small as fuck Echo in Los Angeles. Making the experience all that much better, no barricades, chill security and OF members through out the crowd. All too often our favorite artists fall short live compared to their final edits, Syd The Kid on the other hand was pretty much better live, which many doubted would happen. Usually seen as the shy one in the shadows she provided excellent crowd control, opening with "Senorita" to set the tone. And acquiring one dope ass opener in Kilo Kish. Left brain and Mike G made their appearances and didn't fall short of turning the crowd way up. As it came to a close Earl Sweatshirt and Tyler the Creator made their presence known, but refused to steal the spot light. The Internet give OF yet another weapon, maybe something old people could even respect, The Internet is here to stay.