A fully hyped crowd filled Midtown’s Fox Theatre on last Thursday night for the Trey Songz and Big Sean concert. The excited crowd easily became screaming fans for the two headliners (self included). Hip-Hop artist Big Sean graced the stage first with choice cuts such as: “Dance (A$$),” “Marvin and Chardonnay,” and “I Do It.” One of the standout moments of his set was his performance of “Slight Work,” where hip-hop lyricist Wale guest appeared. Followed by this pleasant surprise, Big Sean took a brief pause to express his personal attachment to the city of Atlanta, which led to shared moments of silence, awe, compassion, and respect between artist and audience. I was thoroughly pleased with Big Sean’s performance, and looking forward to his next album release scheduled for this Spring/Summer season.
After a brief intermission of current popular records, like “Ni**as in Paris,” “The Motto,” and “Talk That Talk,” R&B Crooner Trey Songz seductively made is presence known on the stage. Songz performed an extended repertoire of songs from his intial, “I Gotta Make It” album, progressing to “Trey Day, “ “Ready,” “Passion, Pain, & Pleasure,” to his most recent mixtape, entitled, “Inevitable.” The hyped crowd accompanied Songz as he performed choice cuts such as: “Can’t BE Friends,” “Bottoms Up,” “Neighbors Know My Name,” “I Need A Girl,” “Love Faces,” and Jupiter Love,” just to name a few. Throughout Songz’s performance the massive crowd experienced a number of guest appearances from the likes of Keri Hilson, T.I., Kelly Rowland, Fabolous, Waka Flocka Flame, and DJ Drama. Nearing the conclusion of Songz’s set, the concert came full circle with the appearance of Big Sean and Wale during a reprise of “Dance (A$$).” As the concert came to a close, Songz performed, “I Gotta Go” humbly with compassion showing his love and gratitude for his fans and the city.
Overall, I was thoroughly pleased with not only the quality of sound of the concert, but also with the two headliners’ respective perfomances. Throughout the concert, I found myself taking Big Sean’s advice to “Go Stupid!” and dance! With that in mind, I encourage you readers and music lovers to not only “Go Stupid,” but to also “Rock to the rhythm of the BEat!” as Trey Songz would suggest.