One of the pioneers of Atlanta trap music, T.I., stopped in Philadelphia this past Wednesday for a classic Hip-Hop performance. We have seen the rise of Atlanta Hip-Hop over the past few years from the ever so popular Migos, to Donald Glover‘s Golden Globe winning show “Atlanta” and most notably from everyone’s favorite hit-making rapper, Future. Greats like T.I., Jeezy & Gucci Mane paved the way for these new comers to find a niche in the Hip-Hop scene and do something great with trap music. The iconic Theater of Living Arts on South Street, which has already hosted numerous legends in the Hip-Hop industry, became the perfect spot for T.I.’s Philly stop on the tour.
Rocking an old school Phillies cap, it was immediately evident that this man knew how to bring it in Philly. The Atlanta veteran rang off one hit song after the next. Even though he hasn’t dropped a full length album studio since 2014; that didn’t stop the man from turning up to all his famous hits. Oh boy does he have a lot of classics. He went through all the throwbacks such as “Rubberband Man“, “24’s” “Whatever You Like“, “Bring Em Out” and so much more. I was honestly overwhelmed. Not to mention he played all his newer stuff as well like “If It Ain’t About the Money” and “Dope“. It just went to show how much material T.I. has created over the past 15 plus years.
Overall the show tonight was beyond dope. Everyone was having a great time enjoying themselves, singing along to all the words and his team certainly helps to turn things up for the entirety of the show. It is safe to say that T.I. is truly a legend in the Hip-Hop community and should be valued as such for a long time. I am absolutely looking forward to and cannot wait for the next time this icon stops by Philadelphia.