Juicy J LIVE @ The Metro 05.24
As Memorial Weekend comes to an end I got a chance to see some great shows at the Metro.
This past Friday Juicy J, and A$AP Ferg performed live. I had to host a party at Big City Tap down the street so it kinda sucks I had to leave early. I only got a chance to catch 15 min of Juicy but caught all of A$AP. Here’s my .02 just as a listener.
A$AP comes out of the A$AP Mob of course. I’m really not super familiar with his music to be honest. Maybe because when you think anything A$AP you think Rocky. For some reason I was never curious to check any of his other crew. But, I think thats a good thing cause when I see an artist I judge them if they make me feel something. I listen to the lyrics, and how they interact with the audience. So, what I saw that night was 2 dudes dressed in light blue Pyrex hoodies and shorts rush the stage. Tons of energy and stage diving was the constant theme. I loved that. But, I just wasn’t really vibing the music. It was alot of the track playing in the background so it was hard to hear his voice on top of the music. The hype for me wasn’t really the tracks he performed but more the energy they brought onstage. In short for me it was more hype than vocal ability, and artistic presence.
Juicy J took the stage shortly after, and kicked it off with some bangers like “Show Out”. His presence is super dope. He doesn’t go insane and stage dive but it’s hard to explain. He just reads the crowd well and his little catch phrases we follow. He did “Codeine Cups”, and the crowd as expected knew every word. Juicy’s the type of artist I can watch and rock out to, but at the same time, totally just chill and listen to without being bored. His live performances are pretty entertaining. Maybe it’s all the damn “We Trippy Mane” shirts, or “Turnt Up” hats I see everywhere. Or, maybe it’s his constant love for strippers and strip clubs LOL.
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