While many current R&B and hip-hop artists struggle with a phoned-in live show lacking in effort and content, IAMDDB’s longest recording to date is her 2019 album Vol.Xperience Live@Roundhouse London.
Over 75 minutes and 24 tracks, there’s no smoke and mirrors, with a commanding, defiant performance that draws on R&B, jazz, soul, hip-hop and spoken word. It helps that the crowd is pretty hysterical from the moment she walks on stage.
This is her first Irish gig since the Mathman-curated Hennessy Electric Circus at last year’s Electric Picnic, and you should be expecting the bangers to be unloaded soon enough.
- IAMDDB plays the Academy’s Green Room tonight (Friday)