Concert Review: Professor Green at Roundhouse
By Karine Laudort-Idonije for NL Magazine
‘Raw performance, leaving us wanting for more new material’
Hackney born rapper Professor Green took Roundhouse by storm on Thursday night. The almost sold out arena was to his surprise packed with die-hard fans who had been waiting patiently for over 2 years for the rapper’s come back.
Professor Green performing at Roundhouse in London. Photo: Michael Tubi for Naija Living.
His grimy at times gimmicky rap meets soul songs were enhanced by his amazing vocalist Katie-Holmes Smith, whose power voice blew the crowd away and kept everyone wanting for more. Tune after tune, Professor Green delivered in a frantic back to back variety of songs from melodies and ballads to grime. Joined by Rizzle Kicks on stage for a rather off the hook ‘Name in the lights’ version and an outstanding Emeli Sande in an epic finale, where they performed their current hit single, ‘Read all about it‘.
The fans, mostly Eastenders and Camdeners were there en mass as the rapper thanked and put the spotlight on his wife, former Made-In-Chelsea TV reality star, Millie McIntosh and his beloved Nan who raised him.
“I didn’t know if there would be anyone here when I came back after two years,” said a very humbled and surprised Professor Green. To the delight of fans, he delivered a mixture of old and new material including, I need you tonight, Monster, and his latest single which kick started the night: ‘Lullaby’.
Green didn’t spare any details on his recent arrest/encounter with the ‘legal system’ and did not hold back when it came to sharing his dislike of police. Setting the crowd crazy with very honest yet very ‘colourful’ language.