LIVE: Blitz The Ambassador, Scene Bell, Montreal Jazz Festival

Blitz The Ambassador lived up to his name in Montreal on Monday night. As one of the best live shows in hip-hop, the Brooklyn based artist was ambassador of his African-influenced hip-hop sound.

I’ve seen Blitz’s live show numerous times now, but I’m always struck to see how easy it is to win over new audiences with his band. It’s not surprising, as his new set takes us on a trip through his hometown of Accra, Ghana mixing traditional hip-hop with afrobeat and funk Compared to his last album StereoType, Blitz has most certainly found his lane on Native Sun, and the overly-appreciative crowd in Montreal would agree.