Atlanta, Ga. -- Day 25 of
The Smoker’s Club Tour
may have looked to be an ordinary tour date on the schedule, but in Atlanta, Ga., nothing is ever quite ordinary. In a building packed with hundreds of people, Jets hats and cargo pants, that loud girl Mary Jane dominated the atmosphere as people packed in from the front of the stage to the back wall. Starting generally on time (which is the rarest thing ever at a Hip-Hop show)
, and the rest of the openers provided a great vibe to get the night started.
tracks got the Hip-Hop heads bobbing, while Fiend performed some of his more known appearances like
Blood Sweat and Gears
. Other mic rockers on the tour include
Marcus Man Child
, and many others who provide a great opener.
After an hour of openers and DJ spinning,
was the first of the three headliners to perform, eager to prove that just because he’s the oldest doesn’t mean he performs like it. Meth came out the gate with energy and by the third song was jumping in the crowd of fans while rapping. Asking if he could “Take it back to the 90’s,” Method Man performed hit after hit from
’s classic albums to his very own 1994 debut
. Performing his favorite track off
What The Bloodclot
, Meth brought out his Wu affiliate
to help hype himself and the crowd. After a classic verse from
All I Need
, Meth took a break and passed the mic to Redman’s nephew and even ODB’s first born son to perform the classic
Shimmy Shimmy Ya.
Meth came back to the finish the set strong as he had the most amped response with
Wu Tang Clan Ain’t Nothing To F*ck With,
and ending his set with
Crowd surfing again but this time standing up while he was doing it, Meth showed age ain’t nothing but a number and had the crowd hyped for the next act.
Without much of a break,
DJ Wally Sparks
hopped on the turntables and asked if everyone was ready for the
. Before the crowd could give a definite answer,
stormed the stage with a stupid amount of energy. Performing the title track off the latest album and hits like
Just Touched Down, Time Machine,
there wasn’t a single moment during KRIT’s set where hands weren’t in the air and the floor was shaking from the crowd bouncing.
However, the ground would damn near collapse when K.R.I.T. brought out Atlanta’s own
to perform the latest single “
.” Styrofoam cup in hand and possibly the biggest Dutch I’ve ever seen in my life, the crowd showed nothing but love for the Atlanta native who has had one hell of a 2011. K.R.I.T. and Sant kept the bass bumping and the crowd moving for a few more songs until the chopped up sample of
appeared. While many expected the place to erupt when Wally Sparks brought the beat back, no one expected that another one of Atlanta’s own would hop on the stage with Krit, as
appeared from the back to spit his verse during what may have been the most hyped moment of the night. Cooling off with smoother and more mellow tracks, KRIT ended his amazing set with
and showed why he deserves the love he gets from all his country cousins.
quickly hopped on the turntables next to keep the show moving and asked the assistant to kill all the lights on the stage. In a matter of minutes, the lights resurfaced and there was home decorations all throughout the stage.
hobbled on stage announcing to the audience members, “The Doctor said that I shouldn’t be applying pressure on my broken leg and I should stay home. So, I said F*ck it and brought home with me on tour.” After laughter and applause filled the air, Curren$y did what he does best and spit dope tracks from his albums and mixtapes while smoking a blunt on his couch.
After performing tracks from
Weekend at Bernies
I and II, and even the collaborative tape with
, Spitta could no longer bare being on the couch and with the help of
hopped around the stage to show his passion and appreciation for his music and fans. As lighters filled the air as well as that scent of weed, Curren$y had a knock at his door, turned out to be the homie Freddie Gibbs, as Curren$y and Gangsta Gibbs performed
the crowd went into a frenzy for the
hometown sharer. Spitta continued his special guest parade as he put a lot of his homeboys on like Fiend, Trademark, etc. While we heard good music, at times the crowd became a little vexed with Spitta not performing crowd favorites like
She Don’t Want a Man
and others. However, after performing
the crowd was right back into it, leading up to the final performance of the night, which included an acapella performance of “Breakfast.”
After the show, Curren$y in his wheelchair and Method Man both met fans and signed autographs at the front of the venue. Taking pictures and at one point Method Man venting about his dislike of WoldStarHipHop.com, you can tell the artists really care for their fans, and ending a night I’m sure many ATLiens will never forget.