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Hip-Hop at Parque das Nações

American rapper Travis Scott was responsible for the biggest flood of the first two days of the SBSR festival in Lisbon, proving once again that hip hop is a winning bet at a festival with rock in the name.

At the start of the concert, which began at 11:59 pm on Friday, Travis Scott left a warning: “If you can’t survive this, you better leave now“.
The ‘this’ he was referring to was an hour-long show of powerful rhymes and beats accompanied by sets of lights, moving images on stage screens and jets of smoke and fire. And all this stuff with only two people on stage: Travis Scott and DJ Chase B.

In addition to themes from the three albums he has edited, Travis Scott has covered themes from Drake, Big Sean and Kanye West.

Like last year, the second day of the SBSR festival was dedicated to hip-hop, and there was room for the various strands of the same style, with the aggressiveness of Travis Scott contrasting with the excitement and fun of Anderson. same stage a few hours before.

The instrumental richness of Anderson.Paak, who performed with The Free Nationals, contrasted with Travis Scott’s minimalism.

The singer, who is also a drummer and takes a few steps to dance, returned on Friday to the stage where he was last year to secure the first part of the Bruno Mars concert. “You look better than last year,” he told the audience at the start of the concert.

With an alignment mostly made up of “Malibu” themes, his most recent album of 2016, such as “The Bird”, “The season / carry me” and “Heart don’t stand a chance”, “Am I wrong” and “Put me thru,” Anderson.Paak also played “Bubblin,” a single that he released in April and is expected to be included on the album he is preparing with Dr.Dre.

On a day of hip-hop identity, Slow J performed at the main stage for the third time at the festival and always growing in public.

Accompanied by Fred Ferreira (drums), Francis Dale (keyboards) and by a considerable human frame, although it did not fill the Altice Arena, Slow J bet on the debut album, “The art of slowing down”, between stripped arrangements and other more filled with the electric guitar he wielded a couple of times, with the themes “Home”, “Good Life”, “I dreamed in” and “Sometimes”.

Before moving on to the subject of “Food,” Slow J recalled that he wrote this song “no armário do quarto em casa dos pais” and was now there to play it for a few thousand fans. “You can fulfill your dreams, you do not need anything else. Just motivation, ” he said.

He made another dream come true by calling the musician Carlão on the stage, returning an invitation that he had made a few weeks ago at Rock in Rio Lisboa. “I saw him at the first festival I’ve been in my life and now I’ve come to a point like this,” explained Slow J before presenting Carlos Nobre, Carlão, ex Da Weasel, and interpreting the new theme of the second, “Repetido”.

At the Altice Arena stage, Slow J also called other national hip-hop names such as Nerve, Gson and Papillon, joined by the much-applauded Richie Campbell for “Water”.

The second day of the festival included, among others, Princess Nokia, Tom Misch and Oddisse, which was preceded hours before by a performance by his guitarist, solo, Oliver St. Louis.

Out of the toad hip-hop, there was also space for the Portuguese Luis Severo and Ermo.

The 24th Super Bock Super Rock began on Thursday and ends on Saturday with the performance of musicians and bands such as Benjamin Clementine, Stormzy, Pop Dell’Arte and Julia Casablancas & The Voidz.

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