2 Chainz @ Park City Live. Photo: Invision
Usually Mondays suck: They’re the beginning of the work week and offer nothing interesting on television, but this Monday was different. This Monday was going to be “turnt up” because one of the biggest names in the rap game, 2 Chainz was in town! It had been less than a day since I was at Park City Live—Afrojack had been here just the night before and put on a great show. Now it was the Tity Boi, 2 Chainz’s turn to “bring it,” as some would say. Tonight the popular perfume in the air was that of Mary Jane, which wasn’t too surprising, since it was a 2 Chainz concert and he himself is a pretty big pothead. With the added company of the lasers and floodlights the smoke in the air was almost dancing along with the music—it was beautiful. The whole of Park City Live was something like a painting from the second floor—everyone looked like a paint stroke moving along to the music.
The night was already off to a good start. XS Las Vegas resident DJ Warren Peace was playing some popular hip hop hits, completely different than the style of electro house that he seemed to master the night before which was pretty impressive. This time around, he was busting out tracks like J Cole’s hit single “Work Out” and Travis Porter’s “Bring it Back,” that had everyone inside of Park City Live twerking to save their lives. After dropping a couple of more hits like Trey Songz’s “Say Ahh” and “Make it Nasty” by Tyga, Warren Peace went into the zone, the trap zone. He busted out signature trap songs like “Trap on Acid” by RL Grime and “Bugg’n” and “Higher Ground” by TNGHT. Warren Peace’s set had everyone simultaneously bopping their head at the same time, it was cool.
After Warren peace left the stage, another DJ came onstage. I’ll never forget his set that night. He played all the prerequisites one would need when about to endure a 2 Chainz concert. When he dropped the Tity Boi’s “Yuck” feat. Lil Wayne the energy went from a 10 to a solid 20, easy. From “Yuck” he transitioned into “Mercy” by Kanye West feat. Pusha T, Big Sean and 2 Chainz, and when the Tity Boi’s verse came on, so did he. When 2 Chainz entered the stage, all I heard was screaming—women screaming, men screaming, from my right, left and all around me. It was painful but understandable, since it was 2 Chainz. After finishing his verse on “Mercy” and getting to know the crowd a bit, 2 Chainz got into his verse on “All Gold Everything” by Trinidad James.
2 Chainz pretty much did every song I wanted to hear, from “Beez in the Trap,” “I Luv Dem Strippers,” “Dope Dealer,” “Birthday Song” and “Bandz a Make Her Dance.” His energy on stage was magnetic; with only a DJ behind him, he commanded that stage and bitch-slapped the audience with his talent. After he was done, world renowned DJ Cedric Gervais took over the DJ booth, but unfortunately, most of the crowd had spent all their energy on 2 Chainz and were now exiting. I stayed for a while before I had to leave. Hopefully next time I’ll get to see Mr. Cedric Gervais with a better time slot. The night ended young at Park City Live that night, but was still a huge success, tru’ly.