Last night, for the second time in recent memory, NYC rap crew World's Fair turned up for real at Converse Rubber Tracks in Williamsburg. This time, for a very special Brooklyn Bound performance, the group was joined onstage by homies and long-time collaborators Bad Rabbits. DJ Kitty Cash spun crowd-pleasing bangers between sets (see: "Bugatti," "Pop That," etc) while we drank a couple different limited edition Goose Island ales.
Boston-bred Bad Rabbits kicked things off with their own funky, soulful opening set. Later, all six members of World's Fair hopped on stage flaunting their wild, contagious energy; by that point the entire venue smelled like beer, sweat and G Pens. Bad Rabbits hung out on stage for the first stretch of the performance, providing a tangible, full-sounding backdrop for World's Fair's aggressive delivery and sticky hooks. They ran through high-octane cuts from their Bastards Of The Party mixtape, which Fool's Gold released late last year.
Tape highlights like "Sammy Sosa" and the great, greasy "Your Girl's Here Pt. II" sounded extra rambunctious. After, when Bad Rabbits stepped down and left World's Fair to their own devices, the gang wrapped things up with an unreleased joint and their mixtape's sort-of-title track, "B.O.T.P." By the time they'd shouted we at your party screaming fuck your party for the last time, our cheeks hurt from smiling and the floor was covered in broken bottles. Stay tuned for a video and free download from the show, and read our interview with World's Fair about wrestling, dive bars and group bonding right here.