BILLBOARD: 2 CHAINZ DOMINATES NYC TERMINAL 5
2 Chainz Dominates NYC's Terminal 5 on Pretty Girls Like Trap Music Tour, Broken Leg Be Damned
2 Chainz performs At The Pretty Girls Like Trap Music Tour 2017 at Terminal 5 on Sept. 6, 2017 in New York City.
On Wednesday night, finished off his NYC run of the Pretty Girls Like Trap Music Tour with back-to-back sold out shows in front of thousands of fans decked out in tour merchandise wanting a taste of the trap life. Inside the teeming Terminal 5 venue featured a diverse fan base, including an older crowd familiar with the Atlanta native since his days and a younger scene who more recently got accustomed to the 39-year-old’s trap movement.
Around 9 p.m. graced the stage as marijuana -- or as Dolph would say a ‘gelato’ -- aroma began to fill up the hazy three-level arena. After performing an array of hits from his catalog such as “100 Shots,” “Play Wit Yo Bitch,” “Get Paid” and “Cut It,” the Memphis native brought a treat for all the NYC crowd. Bronx native, joined Dolph on stage rocking icy jewelry and Balenciaga sneakers.
The Highbridge Label artist brought the crowd’s energy to another level performing his current anthem featuring Kodak Black “Drowning." The duo then teamed up for their latest teamup, “D.A.R.E.” Before exiting the stage, A Boogie was sure to tell fans his debut album, will be released Sept. 29th, “My debut album releases at the end of the month. It’s going to be crazy.”
Shortly after 10:15, anticipation was at an all-time high for the night, as fans couldn’t wait any longer to see the Drench God, who made his way to the stage via his now signature pink wheelchair as he recovers from a broken leg. Fans could even get a pic in a replica wheel-chair to feel like Tity Boi before the concert started. The fashion icon’s attire didn’t disappoint either, draped in unreleased Supreme x Louis Vuitton from head to toe, including his signature designer headband and gloves.
The crowd erupted when 2 Chainz made his way on stage accompanied by the Trap Choir, a couple dancers and his scandalously dressed nurse, who wheeled him around the stage the entire 70-minute set with his broken leg up in the resting position. The injury didn’t stop the 39-year-old from bringing the energy all night, calling the incident one of “the most humbling experiences” of his life. The Def Jam artist began with “Riverdale Road” to set the tone for the performance. He then jumped around his diverse catalog of hits, taking it all the way to the assisted “Duffle Bag Boy,” even jumping back to his 2012 debut album, , with “Crack,” “Birthday Song,” “No Lie” and “I’m Different.”
After weaving in some of his biggest features, including ’s “No Problem,” Drake’s “All Me,” and ’s “Fuckin’ Problem,” he delved into tracks from his most recent project to date. Before doing so, 2 Chainz decided to take a moment to reflect on with his fans, “I feel like it's my best work to date. A lot of hard albums came out this year, but mine is one of the hardest. I can rap with anyone.”
As his set moved into the final stages, the “ColleGrove” artist finished off with the top tracks from that new album. The Trap Choir performed the chorus and guest verses of tracks which had artists who were not in attendance. Songs like “4 A.M,” “Good Drank,” “It’s A Vibe” and “Big Amount” had the crowd belting out lyrics and moving in unison, nearly shaking the venue.
2 Chainz left his fans with some words of encouragement before being wheeled off stage, “If you don’t believe in yourself, then nobody is going to believe in your fuckin ass,” as the vocals to “Rolls Royce Bitch” crept in to encapsulate the moment perfectly.