LIVE REPORTRED MARQUEE7/26 FRI
KID FRESINO (BAND SET)
Kid Fresino ups the ante
Saitama rap extraordinaire ‘Kid Fresino’ took to the Red Marquee stage Friday night here at Fuji Rock Fest for a bouncing set of rapid-fire flow and bass heavy bangers. Not one to be confined by a single genre, Fresino spit on everything from low-end heavy trap beats to more electronic-sounding drum tracks. Big 808 bass kicks reverberated through the long tent and sent fans vibing with excitement.
Rather than simply rapping over pre-recorded tracks, Fresino had his whole band backing him up on stage for a lively, full sound that just can’t be replaced. That sound definitely has some mass appeal with eager fans joining in on some of the tracks word for word. The cloud rap wave that took the internet by storm a few years ago seems to have garnered him some serious attention here in Japan.
Attention is something he can definitely handle, which a commanding stage presence that brought the room under his spell. Having spent two years in New York, his style has an international flair with his lyrics even quickly flipping between both English and Japanese. Using the full width of the stage to launch lyrical hooks and phrases at the pulsing crowd, the show felt like it was a well-honed hype machine. Undoubtably there will be many more intoxicating moments for the young rapper in the years to come.