Mac Miller, Chance The Rapper, Meek Mill And The Space Migration Tour Invade Asbury Park, NJ

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Mac Miller brought his Space Migration Tour to the Stone Pony Summer Stage in Asbury Park, NJ on Sunday, entertaining the Jersey Shore with both new and old hits as well as a gaggle of opening performers.  After sets by The Internet and Vince Staples, the much-buzzed-about Acid Rap creator Chance the Rapper took the stage.  “Even better than I was the last time baby,” rang out as he launched into “Good Ass Intro.”  He ran through a series of cuts from Acid Rap, including “Pusha Man,” “Favorite Song,” “Smoke Again,” and “Cocoa Butter Kisses” in a high energy performance.

Dream Chasers signee Lee Mazin made a cameo appearance, hyping the crowd up as MMG’s Meek Mill took the stage and immediately made his presence known.  He turned things up with “Black Magic” and “Flexin’” as the crowd cheered.  After “Racked Up Shawty,” Meek paused the performance for an impromptu search for twerkers.  Several audience members were happy to oblige, showing off for the crowd onstage.  The Philadelphia spitter’s final songs were some of his biggest hits, including “Levels” and “Young & Gettin’ It.”  He closed out with his Drake-assisted single “Amen” to the delight of the audience.  “Are you ready for Mac Miller?” he exclaimed as he left the stage.

Evidently they were indeed ready, as the moment his introduction began, they let loose.  With the sun finally setting, purple and red lights shone onstage as Mac’s voiceover filtered through the speakers.  He emerged to screams from the young crowd as he jumped right into Macadelic single “Loud.”  Donning a blue and white bucket hat, he blazed through “Smile Back” and “Lucky Ass Bitch,” before bringing up his new project.

“How many of you guys have Watching Movies With the Sound Off?” he asked to positive response.  Obviously enthused by the reaction, he spit his way through the Diplo-produced “Goosebumpz,” as well as “Red Dot Music,” “Avian,” “Aquarium,” and “Gees.”  These tracks produced some of his best performances of the night, with his energy riding high and his passion for the new material obvious.

Of course, he couldn’t go the whole show without a throwback for his longtime fans.  He obliged twice over, performing “Nikes on My Feet” and “Knock Knock” from his breakout mixtape K.I.D.S.  The excitement proved too much for one fan, who passed out in the crowd.  “Crowd surf the unconscious body to the front” laughed Mac.

He wound down the evening with chill cuts like “SDS” and “The Star Room,” before thanking the Jersey Shore audience.  Overall, the Asbury Park stop on the Space Migration Tour was a success, bringing together an eclectic set of artists in a series of energetic performances that kept the Jersey Shore rocking well after sunset.  Space Migration Tour—Chris Mench