Review: Tech N9ne and Co. at Hot 103 Summer Jam 2
The rainclouds parted just in time Saturday afternoon over Capitol Federal Park at Sandstone, making a sunlit entrance for the thousands of fans who attended Summer Jam 2, a lineup of some of hip-hop’s most popular faces. The concert, sponsored by KPRS Hot 103 Jamz, featured Yung L.A., Tech N9ne, Rick Ross, Hurricane Chris and headliner Soulja Boy, among others.
Aside from being perhaps the first and only time Rick Ross, owner of three No. 1 rap albums, will open for Tech N9ne, the event also marked the return of the self-described “Kansas City King” to his hometown.
Although he’d traveled to 56 cities in 60 days prior to his arrival, according to the hype man who introduced him, the grueling tour schedule seemed to have little impact on Tech’s energized performance.
Clad in an untucked, white collared shirt, black tie and trademark face paint (a sort of schoolboy outfit for prodigal hip-hop sons), Tech and his Strange Noise cohorts, Kutt Calhoun and Krizz Kaliko, showed off a perfectly choreographed, well-oiled set that included a mock schoolroom with a chalkboard as a backdrop.
Fan video of Tech and Kutt from Saturday’s show: