Words & Images: Mitchell Williams, @mitchellsvisuals
I was very excited when I heard about this show, as it’s not often you get to see iconic American hip-hop legends across the pond. This was especially true for a group renowned for their lyrical storytelling behind bumpy beats drawing from jazz and funk.
Souls of Mischief display their range of 2023 tour jackets
I can’t write about this show though without first recognising the unbelievable line-up of local legends. There were performances from Da Regiment, Creatures of Habit, Wish Master & Billy Whizz, Split Prophets, Skinnyman, and Datkid!
Read that one again and take in how we were treated for just one show. Bristol really came out for this one, as the crowd was roaring hours before Souls of Mischief even graced the stage.
Wish Master goes off
Split Prophets take the stage
Skinnyman gets the crowd roaring
As they hit the stage in their iconic tour jackets, we were introduced to each member’s flow with a belt from the crowd. You might think 30 years is a long shelf life for a record, but the group showed us that 30 years of performing has made them tighter than ever.
Souls of Mischief taking it back to 93
Running us through hits from their albums combined with classic singles, they closed out with title track 93 ‘Til Infinity. I was in awe of how the whole venue was singing along, especially considering half of us there were younger than the album itself! The whole evening really brought out the best in everyone.
The Souls of Mischief 30th Anniversary tour continues European dates until April. More info here.