Last night (July 27) Lil Wayne’s I Am Still Music Tour made a stop in New Jersey at the PNC Art Center. Weezy often brags about being the best rapper alive, and by the looks of the show, he put on, Mr. Carter maybe vying for the best performer alive title as well.
Tunechi opened his set with his verse from “No Love,” his monster collabo with Eminen. After he finished, he took a brief break to give fans the rules of his show.
“Rule number one, I belive in God” he said. “Rule number two, I aint shit without ya’ll, and rule number, three I aint shit with out ya’ll!,” he shouted as the building erupted.
Wasting no time, Wayne then performed the appropriately titled “I’m Goin In,” a song that definitely set the tone for his fast-paced, high-energy performance.
The New Orleans MC tore through his catalogue as the audience rapped word for word and at certain intervals even sang. It was as if every female fan in attendance sang in unison with him as he harmonized “How to Love,” the latest single off his upcoming album Tha Carter 4
YMCMB was definitely in the building. Young Money diva Shanell at times almost stole the show with stunning vocals and her jaw-dropping wardrobe. Mack Maine, Gudda Gudda and Tyga joined the Young Money boss to perform “Bed Rock,” while Birdman hit the stage to perform “Fire Flame” with his son. Weezy F then closed the show with “6 foot 7 foot” bringing out Cory Gunz.
Weezy didn’t perform any material released prior to Tha Carter album opting instead to perform tracks from his No Ceilings and Sorry 4 the Wait mixtapes along with other fan favorites.
Rick Ross set the bar high for those hitting the stage after him. Ross electrified the crowd off the bat opening his set with “9 Piece” as the crowd rapped in unison. Exhibiting great crowd control, Ross punished the staged with hit after hit. The heavyweight MC in his trademark black shades and jewels brought those in attendance to their feet with “B.M.F.,” “Mc Hammer,” “Hustlin” and other classics.
Ross kept guests to a minimum as he only brought out Ace Hood to perform “Hustle Hard” and MMG’s newest member Stalley.
The Carol City Boss announced that his new album God Forgives, I Don’t will be out soon. —Mike Hennix