The legendary hip hop group Nice N Smooth and DJ Teddy Tedd took a break from their Japanese tour to grace Buffalo with a live performance. Presented by Milk & Cookies Entertainment, the show was a part of the Legends of Hip Hop Concert Series at Duke's Bohemian Grove Bar in Allentown.
The show started at 9 pm with opening sets by birthday boy DJ Scott Down and DJ Dovey. They kept the modest-sized audience pleasantly occupied with some of your favorite breaks and Hip Hop tracks with flavorful interludes supplied by DJ Milk and Cochise.
Nice N Smooth didn't hit the stage until almost 1am. By that time, the crowd dramatically grew to an unwalkable status, and was pretty restless.
Determined to change the energy, DJ Teddy Tedd started things off with classic crowd hype tracks. He represented Buffalo hard, which made the crowd very happy. Once the audience loosened up, Smooth B hit the stage, and Greg Nice followed moments later. The crowd was rocking and the energy level was through the roof. Smooth B's classic smooth style, and Greg Nice's charisma, was evidence that the duo hadn't missed a beat since their emergence on the hip hop scene in ‘88.
Known for their infectious hooks and humorous rhymes, the Bronx duo kicked things off by harmonizing their classic How To Flow. The crowd sang along joyfully.
They transitioned into Funky For You, which didn't fully pique the crowd's attention. DJ Teddy Tedd brought the crowd right back with a quick showcase of his turntable skills. Greg Nice exhibited his dope beatboxing skills dropping some urban hits like Top Billin, Nobody Beats The Biz, and I Know You Got Soul.
Smooth B made a quick conversion to the hit Sometimes I Rhyme Slow, which received an amazing response from the crowd. An acapella version of Hip Hop Junkies drove the crowd wild. Greg Nice was so impressed, he made DJ Teddy Tedd bring the song back a second time! Throughout the night, Nice N Smooth touched hits like No Bones In The Ice Cream, More and More Hits, Old To The New, Return of The Hip Hop Freaks, and more.
The climax of the night was when DJ Teddy Tedd dropped the classic Gang Starr track DWYCK. Greg Nice’s flow was reminiscent of their beach music video from ‘94 and Smooth B which reminded us exactly why he’s so smooth with delivery of his verse. Once their verses were finished, the crew dedicated a moment of silence to the memory of the late and great Guru. Greg Nice dedicated this show and every show they do to his memory.
Despite the late stage time, Nice N Smooth put on a great show that was well worth the wait. With over 20 years in the music industry, the Bronx duo's fan base is alive and well.
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