New York City got a treat Friday (February 3) night as Brooklyn rapper Saigon headlined a show at Webster Hall, bringing out the likes of Rapsody, 9th Wonder and others while Statik Selektah manned the wheels of steel throughout the night.
The show was a release event for his latest Warning Shots 3: One Foot In The Grave mixtape. The Just Blaze-hosted tape features collabos with Joe Budden and Lil Fame (of M.O.P.) and production by Scram jones, DJ Green Lantern, Just Blaze and more. With this lineup, it’s no surprise many of the city’s finest were in attendance for the jam -packed affair.
Saigon hit the ground running with his energetic track ‘’I Want It All” setting the tone for an electrifying show. The New York native also performed his track with Virginia native Trey Songz titled “Pain in my life,” sans Songz. Sai also performed “Clap” and crowd-favorite “Yeah Yeah.”
Halfway through his set, Saigon brought out Cormega, who showed off his lyrical arensal with a jaw-dropping freestyle. Eric G later joined for a quick acapella freestyle, adding that he will be dropping a mixtape soon titled “Breath Of Fresh Air.” Also making a guest appearance was Lil Fame who performed “Another Man Down.” Taking a request from the crowd, The M.O.P. representative also set the stage ablaze with “Cold As Ice” and “Ante Up.”
Saigon wrapped up his set with “Bring Me Down,” before addressing the fans, stating, “Thanks for coming out and supporting real hip-hop here tonight.”
Rapsody was a fan favorite of the night. The femcee handled the crowd with ease alongside Grammy award-winning producer 9th Wonder.
Rapdiddy’s effortless flow had the crowd mezmerized throughout her set with tracks such as “Rock The Bells” featuring Kendrick Lamar and “All Black Everything.” The NC native exhibited a tight flow during her song “Blankin Out” featuring fan favorite Mac Miller. North Carolina was well represented with fellow artist J. Gunn also in the building and performing with a live band.
Hartford native Oncue showed great stage presence throughout his performance. His sound of sampled pop and rock was a refreshing mix to the lineup. Oncue finished up the set with his Youtube hit “Feel Tall.”– Christian Mordi