At the beginning of February, Fresno, California native Fashawn rolled through Ritual Nightclub, in the heart of downtown Ottawa. This was Fashawn’s second time playing at Ritual, previously opening for Brother Ali last year, this time headlining the tour himself.
Opening the show for Fashawn were locals Homebased, and Notes to Self(Swamp Donkey, Roshin, BronzeOne and DJ Dopey of MTV Live fame), who hail from Toronto. NTS have been blowing up over the past few years (if you haven’t been keeping track of the scene), and their ability to maintain quality (and defend) Canadian hip hop it’s no wonder they have worked with greats like SupaDaveWest (of De La Soul) and Evidence (of Dilated Peoples).
Fashawn played a mix of old hits from his Grizzly City Mixtape days, and plenty of new tracks as well, keeping the crowd vibe-ing (especially the females in the crowd when he ended…
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