Roskilde 2022: Yakuza brings a straight-to-your-face attitude

It only took a few minutes before Yakuza showed that she knows how to control a crowd.

“Who is that bitch?” she kept asking, and the audience replied, “I’m that bitch.”

This led to her playing ‘Den bich’ with a precise flow and fast-paced tempo – an energetic performance that left the audience wanting much more.

Yakuza is part of the new generation of Danish female rappers who go all in with a fuck-you attitude, heavy beats and filthy lyrics.

Her name means 8 9 3 in Japanese – the worst hand in a card game – reflecting her harsh upbringing with a criminal father and a mother on social . It’s a harsh background that can be seen in both her lyrics and stage performances – as it was shown when the audience was painfully reminded that female rappers still face certain challenges.

A group of young men had bubbly and thrown L-signs (the hand gesture for ‘loser’) during ‘Den bich’, but Yakuza had none of it. The men were thrown out, and the crowd began to boo them, prompting the rapper to exclaim, “Now you can get a sense of what it feels like to be bubbled by.”

It was an empowering act that seemed to make the audience appreciate her straight-in-your-face attitude even more.

Gimmicky features
During the concert, Yakuza repeatedly showed his excellent rap skills as well as his loving singing during the song ‘mdma’.

But the show felt gimmicky at times. A young man who grew up on stage to be danced to during the song ‘Di $ neyland’ – which she explained was what her ex-boyfriend called her weird parts – was followed by a visit from the young and nervous Mads Christian who came with its acoustics. guitar and played ‘Last Time’ (Last Time). The song seemed to belong more to an concert than to the boss-bitch that Yakuza brought.

The gimmicky moods peaked when the rap group Full Effect played the song ‘Jacuzzi’ – a noisy song that got the audience going, but most of all seemed like a gimmick.

Source: The Nordic Page




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