Opening the show was Melbourne newcomer Ezra Allen, in what was his debut set. With a distinct, spoken-word-like flow and help from friend and fellow emcee, Hudson, Ezra kickstarted the night to come.
Following his set, was Boy Graduate, and the up-and-coming artist turned up the energy in the venue another notch. His wavy melodies, magnetic aura and huge pop-anthems (produced by Hamley) got the crowd moving, as he found the perfect balance between being intimate with the crowd and a raw, turn-up energy. If you haven’t had the chance to see Boy Graduate perform live, you’re missing out on something special.
Before the main act, Mini Coop, was to take to the stage, Melbourne Hip-Hop duo Cylo brought a flawless fusion of old-school and new-school vibes to the stage. The two emcee’s bounced off each other with ease, as they shook the venue with hits such as Wurk and Highways, warming up the stage, and crowd, for headliner Mini Coop.
Mini Coop arrived on stage with right-hand-man Clue, as he got straight in to the swing of things belting out brand new album tracks, such as Just Sayin’ and Fine. The set finished off with Coop’s biggest song to date, King, before performing a catchy, unreleased tune that lifted the vibe in the room one last time before closing out the show, leaving us eager to hear whats next for the Burn city emcee.
With lively support acts and a huge set to finish, Mini Coop’s album launch was a brilliant showcase of some of Melbourne’s most diverse and talented artists.
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Written by Jarrod van der Staay