One artist, a number of tall cans and a multi-neck guitar |

One artist, a number of tall cans and a multi-neck guitar

Ryan Johnson
Photo by Ryan JohnsonAfroman shows off his skills last Sunday at Mo's Place.

For those expecting a traditional hip-hop show, this was definitely not it.

Last Sunday, Afroman performed at Mo’s Place in South Lake Tahoe and thrilled everyone. For the big fans, it was probably no surprise to see the tall cans of Colt 45 lined up on stage. It was the multi-neck guitar that took it to a whole new level. On a number of songs, he picked up his multi-neck and jammed some tunes. It’s not very often you see a commonly known hip-hop artist include a little rock-‘n’-roll style.

Afroman walked on stage with a heavy grin and eye lids nearly closed. That must be the skills of a true musician, being able to perform and play his guitar without having to see.

With his multi-colored sweatsuit, Afroman rocked the house. He performed all the hits including “Colt 45,” “Palmdale” and, of course, “Because I Got High.” The young crowd couldn’t help but enjoy Afroman’s comedic, from-the-streets lyrics, paired with his slow funky hip-hop beats.

A number of local artists kicked off the show, including Oskillah and Logic One, among others. It appears hip-hop is having a profound effect in Tahoe, as it inspires the talents and ambitions of our young locals.

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