This past Thursday was 420, and while I was still technically dead from Coachella weekend, the Observatory’s lineup was not to be missed. With acts like Lil Uzi Vert, Joey Bada$$, the Flatbush Zombies, and Playboi Carti all hitting the one-day outdoor smoke out in Santa Ana, California, it almost felt like a warm-up for Rolling Loud festival in Miami next month.
The event was packed to the brim with Soundcloud followers waiting to rip each other’s chokers off in the mosh pit, yet still had a positive vibe thanks to security allowing everyone to bring in their normally-banned flower and edibles.
One of the highlights of the entire night was New Orleans duo $uicideBoy$, who ripped apart the main stage to roaring crowds that knew most every word of their trippy, melodic, southern-fried R&B — if R&B stood for raucous and brazen.
The budding stars, 26-year-old Ruby aka Oddy Nuff and 27-year-old $lick, are two of the fastest rising stars in hip-hop, though their style can’t really be contained by such simplistic “genres.”
Though the pair were fresh off the stage and probably exhausted from their high-energy set, we were lucky enough to get a few minutes with them…