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
America's Most Wanted Tour
on the fourth-to-last stop in its July 27th—September 6th run.
was first to take the stage, beginning his set with a rendition of his motivational hook and verse from
.” His skilled and beautiful backup dancers would later join him for a medley of his three favorite tracks off his
: single “
,” “Break Up to Make Up,” and Booth-incubated early-summer anthem “
." Next up was
, who warmed up his predominantly female audience with some classic
-era jams before launching into
” and “Did You Wrong." Finally, Pleasure closed his set with a rendition of smash hit “
S.O.D. Money Gang
) kicked off the rap portion of the evening, hyping the crowd up with hits like “Donk,” “Gucci Bandana,” “
,” and “
.” Soon afterwards,
hit the stage in his typical attire (all-black outfit, Locs sunglasses, and a "103" chain), accompanied by
. After running through several favorites off
, Jeezy got the whole crowd rapping along with a rousing performance of “
.” Following a short intermission, the rapper returned to the stage to wrap up his set with the help of a live band, performing
singles “I Luv It” and “
” 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
's “Cannon (Remix),” complete with ear-splitting cannon accompaniment. After getting the crowd moving with
” and “
,” 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
took the stage to accompany his adopted son on “We Takin' Over,” “I Run This,” and "
The highlight of the night, however, was when Weezy introduced his
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
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 “
” reprise, encouraging fans to pray for
as he underwent his surgery and rehabilitation.
Once again performing solo, Weezy kept the crowd moving with a few more tracks off
, including “
,” “Comfortable,” and #1 megahit “
.” 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
joined Weezy to send attendees off with a climactic performance of
,” 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.