Mike WiLL Made It and Two-9 Win Over Fans at New York City Show
Last night (Feb. 19), producer Mike WiLL Made It accompanied Atlanta rap group Two-9 during their SOBs show in New York City. Thanks to their trap-inspired sound and dynamic showmanship, Two-9 joined the ranks of Kanye West, J.Cole and OutKast as artists to grace the SOBs stage.
Even though bitterly cold temps shaved down the crowd numbers, Two-9 had no problem getting hyped with a select few. During their slot in Hot 97’s monthly Who’s Next? Live talent showcase, the ragtag collective of rhyming subgroups showed off both their individual talent and strength as a unit.
The Ear Drummers/Interscope signees played a mix of throwbacks and new bangers from their recently released mixtape, B4FRVR, including “Functioning” and the Mike WiLL Made It-produced “Did It.”
The short, energy-filled set gave every member of the Atlanta collective a chance to spit. The five-man team, made up of one solo act (Curtis Williams) and two duos (FatKidsBrotha and Retro Sush!), took turns rocking the mic but stayed on stage even when they weren’t front and center.
Front man Curtis Williams started off the show with a head-banging session before throwing the mic to FatKidsBrotha, made up of Lightskin Mac and Dav.E, who kept the adrenaline at a high. At one point, Dave jumped into the crowd for a verse of “Pusha,” a pseudo-stunt well received by the bumping audience around him.
Next, Retro Sush!, made up of CEEJ and Jace, managed to switch up the vibe without losing any momentum with their lowdown, gritty version of “Thirty Seven Thirty Two.” The half hour set came to a close when Mike WiLL Made It joined the guys onstage to give his personal co-sign to his latest protégés with a simple, “We out here.” The entire extended squad then joined Two-9 in the spotlight for a culminating performance of “World Go Crazy” that had the stage floor shaking.
As Two-9 jump off stage and gathered their things for the next stop of the night, a party at Webster Hall, they were greeted with a mini crowd of newfound fans. The Atlanta crew proved could it hold it's own on a NYC stage.