Smoke and rhymes filled the air last night (October 5) as The Smoker’s Club Tour hit New York City for it’s fifth date in as many nights since kicking off at the beginning of the month. Headlined by Curren$y, Big K.R.I.T. and Smoke DZA the High Times sponsored event, held at Santos Party House in Manhattan, was sold out.
Following a set by his fellow Pittsburgh native Boaz, 18-year-old opener Mac Miller hit the stage to perform a few cuts from his latest mixtape, K.I.D.S. (Kickin Incredibly Dope Shit), released this past August.
Smoke DZA was next, rocking to a set of nearly 45-minutes, which included tracks from his August mixtape George Kush Da Button. Smoke also brought out a number of guests, including Scotch Davis and The Kid Daytona and also brought Mac Miller back out for their recent collaboration “Always Been (The Smoker’s Club).”
The man behind the boards on that joint, Big K.R.I.T., got his time to shine in front of the mic following DZA’s set, as he performed a handful of songs from his Big K.R.I.T. Wuz Here, released this past May. Rocking with Big Sant, who is featured on the tape opener “Return of 4eva,” for most of the set, the Mississippi-native assured the New York area concertgoers that they were all “country cousins,” a statement verified by the love they showed him back.
The fans then threw up their Jets signs as the headliner came out with a smile ready to close the show. True to form, Curren$y joked and danced throughout his set. At one point, Spitta even pleaded with Santos security not to kick out people lighting up—as had been the case earlier in the night—even saying he’d buy them drinks if they laid off. All went over smoothly in the end, and Spitta was able to keep the party going, rocking to mixtape cuts and standouts from his July album, Pilot Talk,—often performing at least one verse a capella.
The Smoker’s Club Tour heads to New Orleans tonight. For more info and other dates, hit up the tour’s official site. —Adam Fleischer
Head to the next page to see video from the show.