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Chris Turner: Rap God (AEG Live)

By | Published on Monday 15 August 2022

He may be an unlikely gangster rapper, but Chris Turner is a natural entertainer. It’s clear that the audience would go wild if the show did have a mic drop moment, even though that feels incredibly at odds with his middle class sensibilities. And his slick rhymes make up for the volume of phallic jokes that Turner is gleeful over. ‘Rap God’ packs in freestyle, poetry, and diss tracks with so much ease that Turner’s observational setpieces almost feel like a set up for a track later down the line. There is, however, annoyingly, a sense that the show is crafted almost too meticulously. A tech hiccup surprisingly unearths Turner’s strength: he’s well suited to audience interaction and his freestyles are joyful.

Pleasance Dome, until 28 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Louise Jones]