Last Friday, I covered the Half Way House event for Fusicology. The show billing included Bilal, Suai, DJ Rich Medina & DJ Minx on the billing.

When I heard about the event, I was excited! I LOVE Rich, Minx & I was looking forward to seeing Suai perform (my 1st time of me seeing her). I like Bilal and some of his work but I am not someone that would pay to get up into one of his shows.  I’ve seen him before & it was just like OK.

I got to the show late & missed Minx because I decided to see Harry Potter before hand but overall the event was truly great. Many of my friends were there, Suai really put on a good show & Rich was jamming on the turntables.

By the time Bilal hit the stage, the audience was pretty thick and excited.  It was really interesting see the crowd react to him because they were all in hanging on to every scream he belted out. And trust me there was a lot of screaming!

At one point, I thought he was being attacked while having a seizure. Or maybe it was the Holy Ghost. SCREAMING. JUMPING. ERRATIC MOVEMENTS. It was a little too much for me but I was in the minority.

Shit, people were screaming back, lighting lighters, calling his name out etc. Like I said, it was interesting.

I have to admit that I did get a little hype when he performed “All Matter,” I love that song! I actually like the mellowed out version that he performed with Robert Glasper the best.

Bilal may get wild but he can perform! That is for sure…