Too Short, Devin the Dude, DJ Kid Capri House of Blues January 16, 2010
The truly legendary lineup of DJ Kid Capri, Devin the Dude and Too Short came together Sunday night for Houston's first major hip-hop show of 2011. The term "legendary" is often just a synonym for "old," but these three dudes brought back the kind of '80s and '90s swag we don't get a chance to experience enough anymore.
Capri, the East Coast veteran and self-proclaimed "World's Greatest DJ," played everything from Jay-Z to Tupac to Outkast to UGK, covering each region of the most influential wombs of hip-hop (with the exception of Erykah Badu). After a 45-minute mix he affectionately introduced Houston's Devin the Dude, reminding everyone how integral he is to the hip-hop community...as if we didn't know.
The Dude really is one of a kind. There is no one like him; he raps, sings, tells jokes, smokes a lot of weed, and is just an all-around personable dude. Although he hasn't experienced mainstream success and recently parted ways with Rap-A-Lot Records, countless major-label artists have featured him on plenty of tracks. He's been deemed your favorite rapper's favorite rapper.