Young Money's "America's Most Wanted" Tour Rocks Milwaukee's Marcus Amphitheater [Exclusive] - DJBooth

Young Money's "America's Most Wanted" Tour Rocks Milwaukee's Marcus Amphitheater [Exclusive]

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Milwaukee, WI -- Though Sept. 1 marked the beginning of the school year for most Milwaukee natives, the season's last hurrah occurred a day later—on the evening of Wednesday, the 2nd, locals looking to end the summer on a high note headed down to Henry Maier Festival Park's Marcus Amphitheater to catch

Lil Wayne

's

Young Money

-presented

America's Most Wanted Tour

on the fourth-to-last stop in its July 27th—September 6th run.

Jeremih

was first to take the stage, beginning his set with a rendition of his motivational hook and verse from

Fabolous

' “

It's My Time

.”  His skilled and beautiful backup dancers would later join him for a medley of his three favorite tracks off his

self-titled debut album

: single “

Imma Star (Everywhere We Are)

,” “Break Up to Make Up,” and Booth-incubated early-summer anthem “

Birthday Sex

."  Next up was

Pleasure P

, who warmed up his predominantly female audience with some classic

Pretty Ricky

-era jams before launching into

Introduction of Marcus Cooper

singles “

Under

” and “Did You Wrong." Finally, Pleasure closed his set with a rendition of smash hit “

Boyfriend #2

.” 

Soulja Boy

and his

S.O.D. Money Gang

(

Arab

,

J-Bar

,

350

, and

Lil PlayBoii

) kicked off the rap portion of the evening, hyping the crowd up with hits like “Donk,” “Gucci Bandana,” “

Kiss Me Thru the Phone

,” and “

Turn My Swag On

.” Soon afterwards,

Young Jeezy

hit the stage in his typical attire (all-black outfit, Locs sunglasses, and a "103" chain), accompanied by

CTE

signee/Milwaukee native

Ray Rizzy

. After running through several favorites off

The Recession

, Jeezy got the whole crowd rapping along with a rousing performance of “

Put On

.” Following a short intermission, the rapper returned to the stage to wrap up his set with the help of a live band, performing

Inspiration

singles “I Luv It” and “

Go Getta

” and closing with a cellphone-illuminated rendition of “Soul Survivor.”

Next, Lil Wayne made his grand entrance, starting off with a live band-backed performance of

DJ Drama

's “Cannon (Remix),” complete with ear-splitting cannon accompaniment. After getting the crowd moving with

Carter III

mega-hits “

A Milli

” and “

Got Money

,” Weezy shared his artist's creed with the audience: "I believe in God.  Do y'all? I ain't sh*t without y'all, so make noise for what you created! I. Ain't. SH*T. WITHOUT. Y'ALL, so MAKE NOISE FOR WHAT YOU CREATED!"  Later, the crowd erupted into birdcalls as

Birdman

took the stage to accompany his adopted son on “We Takin' Over,” “I Run This,” and "

Always Strapped

.”

The highlight of the night, however, was when Weezy introduced his

Young Money

all-star team;

Lil Twist

,

Lil Chuckee

,

T-Streets

,

Gudda Gudda

,

Jae Millz

, and

Tyga

each made their entrance to roars of audience approval, but the crowd saved their loudest cheers for the label's newest official signee—the energy peaked when

Nicki Minaj

hit the stage in her blue one-piece latex outfit to perform her infamous "Itty Bitty Piggy" freestyle (over the "Donk" beat).  Finally, Weezy led the crowd in a “

Best I Ever Had

” reprise, encouraging fans to pray for

Drake

as he underwent his surgery and rehabilitation. 

Once again performing solo, Weezy kept the crowd moving with a few more tracks off

Carter III

, including “

Mrs. Officer

,” “Comfortable,” and #1 megahit “

Lollipop

.” Though the atmosphere became considerably more somber during Hurricane Katrina lament ”Tie My Hands,” the hip-hop superstar ended the night on a much more upbeat note. For the grand finale, Millz, Gudda, and

Mack Maine

joined Weezy to send attendees off with a climactic performance of

Young Money

smash “

Every Girl

,” complete with an audience rendition of Drake's verse.

The America's Most Wanted tour concluded this past Sunday, September 6th at the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise, Florida.

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