Lil Wayne Delivers Thriller of a Set, Drake Skips Young Money’s NY Gig

August 3rd, 2009 by Laura Checkoway Leave a reply »

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It was only the fifth night of Young Money Presents: America’s Most Wanted Music Festival but Young Jeezy already felt like an old hand as he pulled into the Nikon at Jones Beach Theater in a black Escalade. “I live on the road so I’m immune to it. But this is the biggest tour of the summer, you can feel the energy,” he told Rolling Stone, a cluster of groupies waiting willingly by the back gate. “When I hit that stage, I go all in. Then I give even more at the after party,” the Atlanta rapper said with a sly smile. “Even if we don’t have one, we make one.”

After two hours of opening sets from Jeremih, Pleasure P, Soulja Boy Tell ‘Em and Young Jeezy, the lights dimmed and the crowd and pyrotechnics lit up for headliner Lil Wayne. Six teenage girls in customized Wayne T-shirts stood on their seats squealing. A blond with “Weezy F. Baby” scrawled in black marker on her shoulder with a heart around it shrieked and shook like she lost her marbles, or was giving them graciously to the Best Rapper Alive.

Wayne dramatically closed his opening track “A Milli” like a rock star that had landed on earth to deliver a prophetic message, taking off his sunglasses, placing his purple baseball cap over his heart. “Before I get started, I must get three things off my chest. The first one is, I believe in God, do you?” he asked, the crowd affirming that they did. “The second one is, I ain’t shit without you, so make noise for what you’ve created! And the third, most important one is, I ain’t shit without you so make noise for what you created! Now if you came to have a good excellent muthafuckin’ time say, Fuckin’ right!”

An image of a dollar sign was projected on the screen behind him as Weezy chanted tha...

Article Source: Rolling Stone : Rock and Roll Daily


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