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Lil Rick wows ‘em

Veteran entertainer Lil Rick had the sold-out audience at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre in the palm of his hand last Sunday night at Mahalia’s Corner.

Lil Rick

Lil Rick

The audience got the opportunity to see the energetic performer like he was never seen before, performing hit after hit in the acoustic version.

The Hypa Dawg, who is celebrating 20 years in the industry this year, gave the audience their money’s worth and more. If you missed it, you missed a great show.

The audience at Mahalia’s Corner.

The audience at Mahalia’s Corner.

Admitting that initially he was a bit nervous about performing without a drum machine running his stems and backing vocals, Rick got right into his set after the crowd went wild in response to his first few songs.

The usually reserved crowd at Mahalia’s Corner jumped on their feet to sing and dance along with Rick, who took them way back in time by singing one of his first social commentaries as a teenager as well as some of his old dub tunes.

And yes, these were all performed in acoustic versions backed by 2 Mile Hill.

The highlight of the show for many, though, was hearing the ever-popular, Hardwine, sung in a much different form. From the first few notes of the song, the audience went wild.

If the hour-long performance from Lil Rick wasn’t enough, the audience was also treated to a thrilling performance by spotlight artiste, Wesley, a violinist who did two selections.

Wesley Morris (second from left) performing.

Wesley Morris (second from left) performing.

Mahalia delights the audience.

Mahalia delights the audience.

The Open Mic segment also added to what, overall, was another fantastic night at the Corner.

As usual, 2 Mile Hill did the opening segment and they too were excellent.

This season of Mahalia’s Corner concludes this coming Sunday with featured artiste Red Plastic Bag.  

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