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Saturday May 30th, we had the chance to see YG again, as he blessed another stage in Philadelphia, this time bringing his Bompton hood to Sound Garden Hall. In addition to the “Left, Right” rapper, Slim 400, Manolo Rose, and Dream Chasers signee, Omelly, completed the bill, making for a well-balanced dose of East Coast & West Coast music.

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First to perform was Brooklyn, NY artist Manolo Rose and his Fame School clique. Rose opened his set with a performance of his new single “2 Dope Boyz” featuring GS9‘s Rowdy Rebel. After making the crowd Shmoney Dance along with him to his “Dope Man (All About The Money)” single, Rose set the trap crowd off with his ode to hood movies, “Run, Ricky, Run.” Before he cleared the stage, Manolo Rose also made sure to pay tribute to the recently deceased rapper Chinx Drugz.

Next up was Omelly, an artist who has made a name for himself in Philly by holding down the Dream Chasers name while head honcho Meek Mill was in prison. Although at times he was extremely unhappy with the DJ, Omelly was well-received by the crowd, and continued to rep his city and his label for his entire set (he could have performed “Scarface” a bit longer though, just saying). Omelly was then joined on stage by Philly artist Kur (pronounced “core”) later in the set as they performed their two singles from the Gunz and Butter mixtape, “Sold It All” and “I Don’t Wanna Know.”

Finally, somewhere around 1:30 AM, 400 Records‘ own DJ Goofy introduced Slim 400, who performed one of his own singles “Get Money, F*ck’n B*ches,” before ushering YG to the stage.

This was about my third time seeing YG perform live, and every time it’s completely different. One of the best things about artists from another coast is that they bring a piece of where they come from. In YG‘s case, it would be his all-gold Magnum low-rider bike that’s usually at every concert with him, but he didn’t whip it out this time *sad face* possibly due to time restraints.

Even with his extensive resume and tracklist, YG performed all of his hits, opening his set the way he opened his first album, My Krazy Life, by talking about his life before the fame in Bompton with “BPT” and “I Just Wanna Party.”

Other fan favorites included “My Hitta,” “You Broke,” “Bicken Back Bein’ Bool,” his Jeremih-assisted single “Don’t Tell Em,” and he even threw it back to the very beginning with his debut hit “Toot It & Boot It.” You can’t do a show in Philly without a salute to Meek Mill, and YG definitely paid homage by performing their single “I’m A Thug.” At the end of his set, YG and the crowd performed the first verse of “Who Do You Love?” together, before he said his goodbyes.

We’d like to give a special shout out to YG, Slim 400, DJ Goofy, 400 Records, and the rest of the performers who graced the stage this past weekend! We’d also like to thank the good people at Two Of ‘Em Productions and Genius Republic for allowing us to attend this event!

 

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ArkhamAngel.DTSMedia@gmail.com (Harley‘s email)