On Thursday November 9th, Music and Other Drugs had the pleasure of attending one of our favorite artist out now, BOSCO, for her show at Baby’s All Right in Brooklyn.
The clock hit 9pm and as the crowd was singing and dancing to every word of Cardi B’s “Bodak Yellow, suddenly, we heard the instrumental of BOSCO and St. Beauty’s track “Castles” blast through the speakers. The song was the perfect opener to get the crowd moving and ready for what BOSCO was going to bring to the stage. BOSCO filled the small intimate stage with a big energy that was so infectious that we all could not help but return the same energy back to her. Moving right along she hit us with the track “Free,” which she said is dedicated to “all the black brotha’s doing their thing” and we felt every word she said on the track.
She took the crowd back to her first EP, BOY, singing one of our favorites, the atmospheric track “Gold Ghost.” It was nice to see her return to the first EP, which in our opinion was highly slept on and still knocks to this day.
Taking it right back to her most recent project, b. , she continued to go through tracks from the project including “We Cool” and the heart pumping track “Adrenaline.” The song sounded even better live with BOSCO brining all the emotion we needed to the high energy alternative track.
Another highlight of the show was her taking time to slow it down with the beautiful “Cigarette Sex.” We heard the song differently than we ever heard it before and now has become one of our favorite tracks from the project. BOSCO was not shy of showing off her vocal chops, and her voice soared and filled the space of Baby’s All Right.
To close the show BOSCO sang to of our favorite tracks from b.; “Flowers” which she mixed with Frank Ocean’s “Thinking About You” really got the crowd going, and then she finished her set with “Cruel.” Music and Other Drugs sang every word to “Cruel” right along with her. It was sad to see her leave the stage on such a high note, but she returned to the stage for a special encore, where she freestyled to a beat for us. She took two Erykah Badu songs, “Appletree” and “Other side Of The Game” and made it into one dope combination of a track. We couldn’t be more pleased, seeing as though Erykah is an MaOD favorite.
Overall BOSCO was exactly what we needed on a cold brisk night in Brooklyn. Full of high energy, good laughs and beautiful vocals. She kept us warm on a cold night and for that, we are forever thankful.