Photo Credit Angela Datre
Last night [October 3, 2014] Pittsburgh’s finest, and one of current cover stars of The Source Magazine’s Power 30 issue, Wiz Khalifa hit the stage at Webster Hall to perform for a packed crowd.
Before the main event, Nitty Scott MC warmed things up with her lyrical offerings.
Unlike your typical Wiz show filled to the brims with TGOD die-hards, this was a celebration wrapping up New York City Ad Week. The crowd consisted of 20, 30-something business types, all who still came to party. With that in mind, Wiz literally couldn’t have a picked a better first song to come out to then his current hit, “Work Hard Play Hard.”
As things progressed, Wiz’s energy became even more heightened. With every article of clothing he removed (starting with a sweater, ending with no shirt) his level became that much more elevated. Regardless of how nonchalant of a concertgoer one might be, especially in the Ad Week environment, getting into the vibe Wiz brings forward was unavoidable.
Young Khalifa dug into the stash to perform some fan favorite mixtape cuts like the recent “Incense” from May’s 28 Grams (Trap Wiz) tape. Obviously Wiz’s name has been very much in the news over the last few weeks, due to his recent and sudden divorce from Amber Rose. Regardless of whatever salacious details you may read, and whoever’s side you may be on, going through something as major as a divorce has to take its toll on a person, especially when so recent. While performing tracks like “Incense” or the recent single “Promises,” you could really feel the emotion and turmoil Wiz was going through.
Photo Credit : Brandon Dixon
After the show Wiz was asked about recent events and if he had anything he wanted to say to fans supporting him, and if he wanted to clear the air about anything. His response? “Just keep supporting the music, get tickets to as many shows as possible, check out the visuals, we’re doing really dope videos. All my pictures are really inspirational (laughs), check those out too. STRETCH, that’s all I want to say to the kids..Smile.”
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