Classified played to a packed crowd on March 11. For the fans, Classified’s Canadian nationality was a bonus and a big part of what made them such avid listeners.

“I love him because he’s from the East Coast, main reason,” said long-time fan Kyle O’Neill, before the show. “He makes his own beats, he’s not buying beats off somebody.”

Classified had something to say about the venue itself.

“Look at us, doing a hip hop show in a movie theater! But you can’t drink in the movie theater,” he called to the crowd.

Drinks or no drinks, the audience left the theatre pleased.