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Jazz Cartier dominates first headlining show in LA at Belasco Theater

11:11 AM PDT on May 27, 2016

    Photo by Kik4mi

    Downtown Toronto's golden child, Jazz Cartier, has made incredible headway since his debut album, Maurading in Paradise, back in April 2015. Last year was his breakout year, this year, he's got his eyes set on world domination.

    This spring, with the release of his highly conceptual sophomore offering, Hotel Paranoia, Jazz rounds off his successful Euro tour with a special stop in LA. Please notice, the last time Jazz played at a Brownies & Lemonade show, what went down was impressive.

    I rarely enjoy rap performances as much as I enjoy seeing Jazz live. Many rappers don't know how to command the stage, get lazily drowned out by the backtrack, or worse, are too fucked up to function. And so, like movies or shows, just checking them out once is often more than enough for me.

    Well, I've seen Jazz play probably about five times now, and each time, he's brought forth an uncanny level of high energy and fierce voracity. Last weekend, at the Belasco, Jazz performed fan favorites like, "New Religion," and "Dead or Alive," from his previous album, but he proved that he's here to stay through his sincerely impassioned performances from Hotel Paranoia.

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    All Photos by Kik4mi

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