Ghetts came out with all guns blazing and took the energy in the room to a next level. Rude Kid took it way back, as his DJ, and dropped their first collaboration "Sing For Me". But it was their newest track together, "Banger After Banger", that had everyone losing themselves. "I was thinking: 'I've just got to do me," Ghetts told Complex after his set. "I want the world to know who I am, what I do, and the uniqueness in what I do. It could have gone either way, but it went the right way; it was a beautiful moment, to be fair."
Little Simz came in and literally blew the speakers, and left the crowd hypnotised (a couple near the stage got fully lost in the moment with the smoothness of her delivery on "Bad To The Bone"). Then Kano got ready to slaughter his first SXSW in a way that only he could. He opened his set with "New Banger" and, as you can imagine, the crowd went wild—everyone dripping in buckets of sweat. Kano then revisited his 2005 single, the classic we all know to be "Ps & Qs"; the room went silent in anticipation, for the moment they could all shout "POP! POP! POP! Then we're out!" It's impossible to break down every highlight, but trust us when we say he knows how to work a stage.
JumanJi, a grime MC from Miami, shared his thoughts on the event on Tuesday night: "This was a nasty, nasty line-up. The type of line-up that everyone wishes you could get here in America, but you never really get to see. You see flyers from Rinse FM parties and Birmingham parties that are the most stacked line-ups, but we don't get those kind of line-ups here. So, for me, it's a real privilege to be here and to witness this."
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