Openers YG and Yo Gotti brought the street appeal to the bill, as the Compton rapper YG delivered cuts from both his chart-topping debut, 2014’s My Krazy Life, as well as his sophomore effort Still Brazy. Yo Gotti brought his No. 1 smash “Down In The DM” as well as standouts from his The Art of Hustle LP, while Logic brought an onslaught of bars to Barclays and G-Eazy dominated the sold-out stint with a mix of hip-pop fan favorites like his Top 10 single Bebe Rexha collaboration “Me, Myself And I.”
Below, Billboard recaps the highlights of the night.
1. Performing at Barclays was “a dream” for both Logic and G-Eazy
During the show, both Logic and G-Eazy ruminated on their humble beginnings that consisted of performing low-paying shows to small turnouts. For one, Logic shared that he was only paid $100 for his first show in Brooklyn, which hosted 50 attendees. As for YG’s first New York show, he performed in a tiny room at Webster Hall for approximately 100 people.
2. Brooklyn is definitely anti-Trump
YG riled up the crowd with a live rendition of his politically charged cut “FDT (F— Donald Trump).” G-Eazy also joined in on a performance of the remix, which was released earlier this month with additional bars from Macklemore. Somewhere in America, Hillary Clinton was smiling as the crowd jeered at the thought of Trump becoming president. YG also revealed that he wasn’t allowed to sell “F–k Donald Trump” shirts at Barclays Center because Trump “owns a piece of this building.”
— Rob Markman (@RobMarkman) July 27, 2016
3. Yo Gotti is a party starter
During his set, Gotti had the crowd pumped by jumping into bangers by other artists like Rae Sremmurd‘s “No Type” and Fetty Wap‘s “My Way.” He also had fans screaming “My DM just caught a body” during the performance of his chart-topping hit “Down in the DM.” Club favorites like 2013’s “Act Right,” Gotti’s collaboration with YG and Jeezy as well as 2010’s Lil Wayne-assisted “Women Lie, Men Lie” also turned the tour into an instant lituation.
4. Logic is a Rubik’s Cube on the mic
Logic took a brief time-out from rapping to show off his Rubik’s Cube-solving skills, which he was able crack in under 30 seconds. For his set, the Maryland MC ran through fan favorites like “Gang Related” and “Super Mario World.” For his set, Logic ran through fan favorites like “Gang Related” and “Super Mario World.” He even showed the crowd how to make a beat from his MPC and freestyled over the newly created beat. He also performed more bangers like “Flexicution” and “Wrist.”
— XXL Magazine (@XXL) July 27, 2016
5. Jadakiss is a G-Eazy fan
G-Eazy expressed his gratitude for New York rap when he brought out Yonkers’ own Jadakiss. After Jada performed “Why” and “Knock Yourself Out,” he lauded the Bay Area rapper for his resiliency and ability to sell out Barclays.
— Simply Rockin (@Simply_Rockin) July 27, 2016
6. G-Eazy is conquering the Bay and beyond
G’s scintillating set wasn’t just a solo endeavor. Aside from Jadakiss, he also recruited Bebe Rexha, Marc E. Bassy, Ty Dolla $ign and Nef The Pharaoh for his Barclays stint. He also rolled through tracks like his Hot 100 Top 10 hit “Me, Myself And I” featuring Rexha, “I Mean It,” the Jay Ant-collaboration “Far Alone,” “Tumblr Girls” and his personal opus “Loaded.”
Bebe joining G-Eazy on stage to perform ‘Me, Myself & I’ yesterday in Brooklyn #4 ? pic.twitter.com/wRbrLp3HDY
— Bebe Rexha crew ? (@rexhacrew) July 27, 2016