The arrival of spring and summer right around the corner usually means plenty of live hip-hop events to attend. Yet, the coronavirus is putting a damper on all of that.
There have already been several announcements of cancellations and postponements of some very huge music shows, SXSW and Coachella just to name a couple. But what about the smaller, more intimate hip-hop shows that we all know and love. They are arguably more intimate and often require tons of people to be crammed into a small space, watching their favorite artist spit bars...with the majority of fans spitting (pun intended) the lyrics right along with them.
Due to the (lack of) information out there about the coronavirus, combined with the "abundance of caution" stance that many people and organizations are taking, surely there will be more delays and cancellations in the near future. When will we be able to enjoy live hip-hop shows the way we used to...if at all? While we haven't ever stopped large gatherings for fear of the flu virus (which coronavirus is often compared to), it's also been said that the coronavirus is 10x more lethal than the flu. If this turns out to be the case, what will that mean for intimate gatherings in general, and especially within hip-hop?
We can only hope that there's something like a vaccine coming our way, so that we can get back to business as usual. In the meantime, perhaps artists are working on things like virtual shows that we can tune in to from the comfort of home. The technology is there, after all.
The spirit of Concoct Clothing is heavily rooted in the culture of hip-hop. In addition to news and updates regarding our t-shirts, we also love to write about hip-hop music and related stories.
There's a lot of stuff going on these days that need cancelling.