London’s Central Cee Concert: No Tricks, Just Thrills
Central Cee is currently receiving a great deal of affection as a result of his meteoric rise to fame, which has seen him top the charts and emerge as a cultural phenomenon. This was clear from the welcoming reserves that Alexandra Palace provided for the rapper during the last stop of his “Still Loading” tour, which was his maiden excursion into the worldwide music scene. “London, I’m home!” he exclaims to his rowdy and appreciative audience. “London, I’m home!”
His audience is excited to hear some of these songs performed live tonight as a result of the popularity of his first two mixtapes, “Wild West” in 2021 and its sequel “23,” which topped the charts in 2022. Mosh pits are a common occurrence, and Kench is compelled to pause the contemplative Wild West screensaver “6 out of 6” because he is concerned for the safety of fallen admirers (“these are the advantages and cons of being so enlightened,” he remarks when everyone is happy). got to their feet in a secure manner).
It is quite evident that Central Cee is incredibly self-assured in its capacities: the performance is a one-man show in which he spends the majority of the time wandering around the stage alone and frequently performs three-quarters of a beat before letting the audience deliver the last lines. Because, as he explains to us later in the set, he “likes to listen to you repeat your lyrics to him a lot,” the final aspect of the performance is not included out of laziness or hubris; rather, it is simply because he “likes to listen to you repeat your rhymes to him a lot.” Sench, an artist who has amassed a discography filled with hits that are known on a global scale, can now afford the luxury of doing this since he has so many songs to choose from.
On the other hand, there will also be special guests. A2 Anti from West London and growing European stars like Rondodasosa and Baby Gang aid at Eurovision, and at Lil Bro Kench, Juke Caesar is invited by Lil Bro Kench to perform the music together with him while facing each other.
In front of an audience of thousands, Sencha recreates a spoken studio version of the track with his younger brother and sister. It is a touching moment that reveals Sencha’s vulnerability, and it is a moment that the audience will remember for a long time. After it is over, the character known as Lil Bro encourages us to “make some noise for my fucking brother” while Central Cee smiles a sticky smile. Lil Bro conceals his identity by wearing a mask and sunglasses throughout this portion of the performance. It is something that moves the heart.
The concert today makes it abundantly evident how much Kench enjoys his work, which is one thing that stands out. The 24-year-old is able to stand tall as a solo artist because he does not rely on elaborate techniques or chase the influence of special guests who may steal the show. Instead, he is in complete control of his major event. You can tell that Central Cee is not taking these significant moments for granted because she is showing respect for them by bringing the microphone to her chest as the performance is coming to a close.
Central Cee played:
‘Little Bit of This’
‘Straight Back to It’
‘Hate it or Luv It’
‘6 For 6’
‘Overseas’ (D-Block Europe cover)
‘LA Leakers Freestyle’
‘Obsessed With You’
‘Day in the Life’