F.Y.P. – Snow Tha Product

I first wrote about Snow Tha Product more than two years ago. I’ve been a big fan of hers from the get go: her lyrics resonate with me, and her style is fantastic.

When I went to SXSW in 2012, I missed her show by a measly thirty minutes. Since then, I’ve been hoping I’d have a chance to catch her live, but the stars didn’t align until the other night when she played at Santos Party House down in Chinatown.

It was a 16+ show, which was admittedly a bit weird. The first performer was, crazily enough, a fourteen year old kid from Long Island, Chris Miles. He was talented, and I always appreciate the gusto with which kids raised in New York tend to go after their dreams. I would’ve passed on the second performer, if possible, who reminded me of why talking about feminism within the hip hop community is so utterly poignant.

As expected, Snow was fantastic. It was a pretty small venue, so it was definitely live and up close. She’s got a talent for engaging the audience all throughout her show, and she still manages to come across as extremely down to earth while on stage. That woman knows what she’s doing, too. A few times she asked the sound technician to adjust the levels, because the bass was off or her vocals were too low.

There’s quite a few dates left in her F#*k Your Plans tour. Catch her now, while you can. She’s going to be around for a long, long time, and getting bigger all along the way.

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