There’s nothing like spending Sunday evening at church with the TrapGod himself! The legendary Gucci Mane brought his first ever tour to New York City’s Terminal 5 on April 9th. The jam packed venue filled with long time fans of Gucci who recently released his third album within six months entitled, “The Return Of East Atlanta Santa”. The highly anticipated tour is one of many exciting projects Gucci will be offering fans in 2017. Aside from his TrapGod Tour, he’ll be getting married, releasing another album, debuting a film, and releasing his first book as a published author. The hustle and grind for the hip-hop legend is real. The show showcased his hits from start to finish with fan favorites and new trap cuts sprinkled throughout it’s entirety.
Gucci wasn’t the only trap artists in the building. To get the crowd pumped the show began with rising rappers Casino Mel and Evander Griim, who both did a impressive job of getting the crowd started. The main support for the show then graced the stage, Dreezy. The Chicago based rapper, singer-songwriter stunned the stage with her remix of “Chiraq” followed by her Gucci Mane assisted anthem, “We Gone Ride”. The crowd went into a frenzy shouting the lyrics out at the top of their lungs. For those who didn’t know who Dreezy was, at this point they were glad they knew her now. She continued her set through more tracks including “Spazz”, where she went down into the front row to embrace fans. She then performed her platinum hit, “Body”, in which the entire crowd sang back to her word for word. She closed out her set with the personal, “Wasted”. The crowd sang along as Dreezy showed off both her rapping and vocal abilities. She ended her set by going down into the crowd to pose for pictures and sign autographs for fans. With a remarkable stage presence Dreezy is just getting started. Her debut album “No Hard Feelings” is excellent and it transitioned just as excellent live in concert. Dreezy showed off her various talents, impressive music, and genuine personality at Terminal 5 prior to the TrapGod taking the stage.
Brr, is it cold in here or is Guwop about to hit the stage? After Gucci’s DJ played some fan favorites to get the crowd hype, he finally took the stage right after 10 PM beginning his set with “Both”. The crowd immediately responded to Gucci’s entrance with high energy. He continued his set with, “First Day Out Tha Feds”. His epic set continued jam packed with classics such as “Freaky Gurl”, “I Might Be”, “Lemonade”, “Wasted”, “Bricks”, “Im A Dog”, and more.
Gucci also performed newer material including “Last Time”, “P**** Print”, “Back On Road”, #1 Hot 100 single “Black Beatles”, and “St. Brick Intro”. The show didn’t have a dull moment while fans rapped loud and proud, word for word with Gucci. Mid-set Gucci brought out special guest, PnB Rock to perform “Selfish”. He closed out his setlist with “First Day Out” before exiting the stage with a tribute to the late Shawty Lo. The show had a bit of an unexpected, awkward ending which is my only compliant about the whole evening. The show could have gone on a little longer and Gucci left out several major tracks including latest single, “Make Love”. One can only imagine how hard it must be for Gucci to pick his setlist with such an impressive, large discography though.
If you love Gucci Mane, you will love him even more after seeing him live. It was everything you would expect and more as a Gucci fan. He has a magnificent presence about him that can’t be explained. Whether you grew up listening to his music or just recently became a fan, seeing the TrapGod live in concert is a pretty rad experience. The show was a non stop party filled with timeless and new classics. Gucci might be over a decade into his career, but he is just getting started. NYC left Terminal 5 knowing exactly why Gucci owns the title, TrapGod.
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For a full gallery of pictures taken by me at the show check below: