Seated on a chair directly in front of the stage, Ceschi Ramos performed an untitled acoustic punk song about the dehumanizing nature of prison surrounded by fans and fellow emcees. Saturday night marked Ceschi’s first Brooklyn performance since being released from prison nine months ago following a stint on dubious weed charges. His new, untitled song is a brave, raw middle finger to the system that abused and threatened his family and stole nearly four months of his life.
Ceschi’s intimate Glasslands set meandered between acoustic folk numbers like “Bite Through Stone,” performed while standing on a chair in the middle of the audience, and double-time raps such as “Half Mast,” assisted by labelmate Louis Logic. Brooklyn emcee F. Virtue and Queens producer Falside were among the local indie rap talent in the building to catch Ceschi’s first NYC show in over a year. His highly anticipated full-length with Canadian producer Factor is slated for release in 2015.
“And you’re an anomaly just like me / So let’s fuck in the streets / And show them what it’s like to be free / And give birth on a highway…” – Ceschi (“Bite Through Stone”)
Brooklyn-based electronic artist Pictureplane followed Ceschi before Sole & DJ Pain 1 delivered an impressive headlining set largely culled from their collaborative debut, Death Drive.
Catch April Siqueiros’ photos from the night below.