White Clouds Tour
The Pike Room
December 9th, 2014
Story By: DJ Kobe
Photos By: Donnarice Photography
Upon arriving at the Pike Room in downtown Pontiac, I realized that I have never seen or heard of anyone on the bill except the headliner, Lil Debbie. The show started off slow with a slew of technical difficulties as well as a luck luster performance from the local opening act. Luckily the White Clouds Tour would not disappoint.
Chicago rapper Chi City was the first representation of the actual tour and his performance would set the tone for the rest of the event. Mixing his lyrical style with heavy 808 instrumentals, Chi City amped up the crowd with good energy and an overall good time. I like the fact that after his time on stage Chi City spent the remainder of the evening moving thru the crowd with fans.
Up next was rock rapper Godz. The rock rapper received a very good response from the crowd. However this wasn’t my favorite portion of the show simply because I had a hard time understanding what was being said on stage. What I could make of the lyrics seemed to be words of positivity. Godz came fully equipped with a drummer and a DJ.
New Cash Money Records signee Caskey was without argument the surprise of the night. The tattoo-covered MC fought through troubles with the sound system, rapping a good portion of his show a capella. Though his merchandise table was one of the rudest places I’ve ever been to, Caskey was very humble and very talented.
Last but certainly not least was Lil Debbie. Debbie took the stage around 11 o’clock for a packed house of mostly high school girls. I didn’t know what to expect; before December 9Th I was almost positive that I was the only person with an appreciation for songs like “Michelle Obama” and “Work The Middle”. I was wrong.
The California Sweetheart performed an energy packed show including her own person twerker. The crowd loved every moment. One fan even brought Debbie a dozen roses as a token of appreciation.
By the end of the show myself as well as my cameraman found our way to a back stage area where we got a chance to chop it up with Caskey, and Chi City. All in all the show was great. I’ll be keeping my eye on all of these artists as they progress in their careers.