Firebird – St. Louis, MO
Words/Photos by BeeZnutZ
PROF? Who? Yeah, I said the same thing when asked had I heard of him. Turns out I was asleep and he has been on the grind for quite a while. Most recently touring with Atmosphere. He also hails from Minneapolis, MN.
I was at home planning a crazy night for myself when the phone rang. It was my buddy Curtis, he asked me if I had heard of Prof? I said, I hadn’t but I would be down to check out a $7 dollar show.
I showed up to The Firebird late, met my friends in the parking lot for some pre-show meditations. Earlier in the day I had looked up “PROF” on youtube and got the entire wrong PROF, it was BIG PROF or something. The video showed some big black guy rapping about typical rap shit.
So going into the show I knew nothing about him. Then the lights go down and my buddy says to me ” this might be him “. Then DJ FUNDO hit the stage getting the crowd hype for Prof. Dj Fundo is a cool guy and did a good job hyping the crowd.
The first thing I noticed about Prof was his basketball grandpa shirt and big Timberwolves beads that bounced around as he jumped around the stage. It didn’t take him long to lose his sweatshirt and get St. Louis bouncing!
and then there was the stache…… Prof has a lot of fun with his raps which is how it should be. He is very entertaining to say the least. ” Put your hands up, all twelve of y’all”. Actaully there was about 40-50 people in the crowd. It wasn’t a bad turnout but wasn’t packed. Prof rocked it like it was a sold out arena though.
Then he sat down for some blues and whiskey. This track was produced by ANT who does Atmosphere’s production. I dug it. I mean who doesn’t love blues and whiskey? I turned to say that to my friend but he was already back at the bar for a refill.
After drinking whiskey until the cows came home, was time to get it cracking again. And Prof really waste no time, his high energy level is contagious and had everyone hype during his set.
After a solid 30 minute plus set, it was time to act as ANIMALS to close the set. ” I WANT EVERYONE INCLUDING YOU AT THE BAR WITH THE RED HAT ON TO SAY………. I’M A ANIMAL!!!”
I’M AN ANIMAL………. He really was fun to see live and that Stophouse Sampler he was giving out is no joke. That cd didn’t leave my car for weeks and everyone who heard it bumping had to have a copy. Prof is blowing up.
After Prof’s set, we stayed watched Steddy P and DJ Mahf who put on a great show(battery died). Before we left we said thanked both Steddy P and Prof for making St. Louis a stop on the tour and my buddy went and hit up some merch. I was flat broke but wish I could of. They both gave us some samplers that are better than most of the CD’s some artist are selling. They are both on the come up and you should keep your eyes and ears peeled for them. You will hear and see them soon enough!
Till next time….
Check out Prof here :
” I DON’T NEED A WRITE UP I’LL GO WORD OF MOUTH, MY FAN’S ARE LIKE PYRO’S SPREADING FIRES, YOU ALREADY HEARD ABOUT HIM….” PROF from AMAZING