Kicking off their High Road Tour in West Palm Beach, Florida, Wiz Khalifa and Snoop Dogg had the venue in the clouds. Even though the venue was an outdoor amphitheater, somehow they managed to form the thickest cloud of Mary Jane the city has seen. LA’s very own Casey Veggies opened up the show around 6:30pm where I unfortunately missed his set. I’ve seen Casey open up for Big Sean and he’s def a dope act you’ll want to arrive early for. The beautiful Twenty88 singer, Jhene Aiko followed up by performing her joints off of her debut album Souled Out and some classics off her mixtapes. I’ve been supporting her since she was discovered by Chris Stokes during the B2K phase and I swear she knows it. Everyone was too high to stand up and scream the words to her songs but I wasn’t. She made a point to point me out and say whats up which therefore made it even more live for me to continue screaming her lyrics about f*ck boys and the high life. I LOST MY MIND.
I had to have been the only person who knew every word and ad-lib (I’m the biggest Sean fan ever FYI). Kevin Gates went on maybe around 8:30pm and unfortunately I don’t follow with his music as much, besides for the joints I’ve heard on the radio. What I couldn’t get over was the fact he came out in socks and slides like a real G would. Snoop Dogg opened up the collaborative headlining stage coming out to nothing but a cloud of smoke while smoking and going right into his classic hits. Once he performed one song he’d walk off, where Wiz would have his grand entrance and get into “Bake Sale”. He performed maybe 2-3 songs then Snoop would come back out and so forth. It reminded me a lot of when Jay-Z and Kanye West went on the Watch The Throne tour where it was constant switch offs and collaborations together. The highlight however was the portion of the show where they actually had a stage set up where the grassy field was where fans probably only paid 20-40$ to cram up in. Oh, and the enormous sized RAW paper joint they threw in the crowd so that everyone could “hit what we smoking”. “Puff and Pass” was more of a “Grab and Throw” game. Nonetheless, it was an awesome show and everyone enjoyed themselves. Check out our little recap and be sure to catch them when they’re in your city!
I know what you’re thinking, it must have been a ZOO at Cafe Iguanas. Which it was, but I can honestly say it wasn’t as rowdy as Future’s set earlier this year, but just as crowded. With that, I survived Thugger Thugger’s performance in Pines where he performed most of his singles and few other joints from his mixtape. His girl alongside Birdman was also in attendance, and although Travis Scott was in town, the rodeo king was no where in sight. Thuggery interacted with the crowd and even got eye to eye with us when he slowed things down. Despite a fan behind me constantly yelling “I wanna go home with you and your girl, where’s yo bae? you so sexy” the event was pretty dope and sad to say, that girl did NOT make it home with Young Thug.
First things first, hard work pays off. Never did I think that this concert I was going to cover would end up becoming one of the dopest times I got to work with an OG in the game. When I heard Bryson Tiller was coming back to town I knew I wanted to try my best to shoot him, despite him only allowing his personal photographer Ro.Lexx to cover him at shows. So when they announced Fabolous would be joining him, all I could think about was how I been complaining that Fab hasn’t toured off his latest tape, SummerTime Shootout which was an instant classic.
Not one, but TWO SONGS. While T-Pain did his thing on the 1’s and 2’s for DJ Irie’s annual Irie Weekend finale party at Club E11even, he had a surprise for all the day one’s in attendance. Besides the fact that everyone had been patiently waiting for this album to drop, it might safe to say that its in the works.
Someone I would’ve never imagined that I would be able to see live was DMX along with Swizz Beats as if we were back in the Ruff Ryders’ days. However, The Roots made it happen as DMX took on the main stage in Philly. I witnessed him perform maybe one of my fav’s of his “What These B*tches Want” and then as soon as Swizz set was over at the other stage, the man ran for his life and made it in time to bless DMX’s set.