It was a controversial act that had the difficult task of getting the audience going at Countdown in the 26-degree heat on Monday – a fact recognized by the rap group known for wearing their distinctive ski masks when team member Dinero announced: “I almost feel like take off the mask. “
But the ski masks continued. And the heavy drill-beats in their opening songs ‘Everything Has Its Price’ and ‘Spin It’ got the sweating crowd – mostly made up of topless young men – despite the stunning heat.
Shooter Gang has made a name for itself as a controversial rap group with a hard aesthetic from the troubled neighborhood of Aarhus West. Their lyrics and music videos revolve around violence, crime and aesthetics such as roaring scooters, police sirens and gunfire.
And then it was not surprising that when Shooter Gang made a name for themselves with hits like ‘Mask on’ and ‘Sinaloa Style’, they received a lot of criticism from the local police, politicians and media. .
The audience on Monday afternoon was more accommodating to their gang aesthetics, and tried their best to get the party started in the heat. But a combination of the tropical conditions, and a sound setup that got the rap group’s vocals screwed down a notch too much, was a difficult challenge for the three young rappers.
Not even a surprising visit from the iconic Aarhus rapper LOC, who has made the song ‘MJ’ with Shooter Gang, could get the audience going for more than a few moments.
However, the best was saved in the end when the triumphants played their big hits ‘Mask on’ and ‘Sinaloa style’. The combination of energetic movements on stage and their vocal mix finally screwed up for a promising ending to the set.
Source: The Nordic Page