A Boogie Lights Up NYC's Terminal 5 With Special Guests Remy Ma, Fabolous, PnB Rock & Don Q

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A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie performs during the 2017 Hot 97 Summer Jam at MetLife Stadium on June 11, 2017 in East Rutherford, N.J. 

“Hopefully next time y’all see me, it’ll be in Madison Square Garden – sold out,” A Boogie wit da Hoodie asserted at the end of his set during the New York stop of The Bigger Artist Tour.

The gutsy rapper brought his latest album The Bigger Artist to Terminal 5 on Thursday night (Nov. 9), a 3000-capacity venue remarkably smaller than Madison Square Garden’s 20,000-capacity space, but Boogie’s determination is commendable – and not completely over-ambitious, as he had the place sold out.

Fans of A Boogie packed Terminal 5 from wall-to-wall with barely any standing room left by the time the Bronx native swaggered onto the stage at approximately 10:30 p.m. It’s only been a year since Boogie made a thunderous splash with his hit “My Shit” – garnering attention from hip-hop’s elite like Drake, who brought the rapper out during his Summer Sixteen Madison Square Garden show, Fabolous, and Remy Ma  – but he’s already built a massive following as evidenced by the diverse crowd gathered in his honor.

Boogie kept his stage design minimal, with just a large LED screen that displayed his collective’s logo ”Highbridge The Label.” After getting fans pumped with A$AP Ferg’s crowd-pleaser “Work,” Boogie launched into the first song of the night, “Ransom” off his 6-track EP TBA. Boogie and his audience took turns rapping the 2016 cut in its entirety before blazing through the lively “Not a Regular Person.”

As the energy levels went up, so did his gait as he bounced around and confidently rapped, “I’m making the industry nervous” although he’s “still working through the disturbance.”

While he treated his newer fans to cuts off his debut album The Bigger Artist such as “Undefeated” and “Stalking You,” majority of the show catered to his “day ones.” Boogie dipped into his pre-debut album collection and pulled out “Friend Zone.” Fans latched onto Boogie’s every word as they belted out each line with gusto, leaving the rapper with a wide-grin at the end of each song.

The second half of Boogie’s set found the crowd’s energy at its highest. At this time, the Terminal 5 floors were sticky, doused in liquor with clouds of marijuana hovering over the exuberant audience.

The “Still Thinking About You” crooner then called for all the single, independent women in attendance and unleashed his remix of DJ Khaled’s summer hit “Wild Thoughts.” But, before he launched into his verse, Brooklyn’s own Fabolous took the stage to join Boogie for their “Wild Thots” collab.

 

As Boogie stepped aside to allow Fab stage time, the hip-hop vet performed “Flipmode” before he and Boogie traded bars on “My Shit.”

Next up, the Bronx native paid tribute to “the Queen of the Bronx,” Remy Ma by playing her 2016 earworm “All The Way Up” but decided to let the powerhouse femcee herself come out and do the song justice. Rem briefly journeyed back to the early-2000s for “Whuteva” and transitioned into her blistering, Lil Kim-assisted single “Wake Me Up.” For a moment, Rem rapped along with the track but went a cappella so every line from her second verse can be heard.

 

“I’m rich, I’ma stay that b---h/You fake ass b---h, you owe homage, pay that shit,” she rapped. “Spray that fif’, the crown I’ma take that shit/ ‘Cause you a clown and homie don’t play that shit.” Boogie wasted no time bringing out the next guest and as “Unforgettable” blared through the speakers, PnB Rock took center stage to perform.

To round out his guest list, Boogie opened up his stage to his Highbridge the Label labelmate Don Q as the pair ripped through “Bag On Me,” “Protect Ya Patek,” and “Floyd Mayweather.”

Boogie shifted into the final phase of his set with a performance of “Timeless,” following up with The Bigger Artist cuts “No Promises” and “Unhappy.” A little after 11:30 p.m, a friend of Boogie’s walked out on stage with a dazzling, diamond-encrusted necklace to set the mood for the final song of the night – Boogie’s now-platinum single “Drowning.”

To bring the water-themed track to life, another member of the rapper’s camp began to splash the crowd with water and concertgoers followed suit. Boogie capped his set by performing “Drowning” a cappella, but the fans ultimately took over for him, as they did throughout his hour-long concert.

 

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