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The Great Hangover Tour Summary

The Great Hangover Tour title was coined by Mr. Kanye West himself.  Of course good things would ensue.

This concert deserves some effort in my part, so this may be one of my better posts.

88-Keys was the first performer of the tour.  Dutt and Bendey, and I were lucky enough to run into him at Burn Rubber before the show.  He was very cool and I was able to chat with him for a good ten minutes.  I first heard of 88 about two years ago, when his hit song “Stay up! (Viagra)” featuring Kanye, was featured on the Can’t Tell Me Nothing Mixtape that dropped in the summer of ’07.  He told me that ” I played the track for ‘Ye and he said he had to jump on it”.  88 has a video out with Kanye for “Stay up!” thats pretty hilarious.  Luckily I decided to play 88 Keys album The Death of Adam during the car ride to Royal Oak so the fellas would be refreshed on his work.  88 was impressed when I told him my favorite video was “True Feelings”  at which point he was like “Damn, you a true fan” haha.  Definately take a look at it below, its a piece of art.

My iPhone pictures didn’t do this concert justice, so here is a slew of videos and pictures from the show.  Alright, now onto the show.  It seems as though I could have made a whole blog post on 88 Keys himself haha.  Go check out his album (notice we got some autographs a few posts below) The Death of Adam or download his mixtape for free Adam’s Case Files.  88 Keys opened the show and killed it.  He brought huge amounts of energy and really got the crowd going.  I definitely saw about 20 people walking out of the theater with his album in hand.  Goodstuff.  The only disappointment was that his set had to end and was somewhat short.

88-Keys

Next up was B.O.B, aka Bobby Ray.  His set was very good as well.  He had some lovely back up singers and also did a solo with an acoustic guitar.

Bobby Ray aka B.O.B

I have had his mixtape “Who the F*&K is BOB?” for a few months and there are quite a few songs on there that are dope.  My favorite ones of his are the hit single out right now “I’ll be in the sky” along with “Eastside Tales”, “Generation Lost”, and “F**k You”.  Just to name a few.  I was also happy to hear him sing “Haterz Everywhere We Go” because the fellas and I have been playing Fight Night Round 4 non stop and it is one of the tracks featured in the game.  (Roommates, step up your game haha).  Bobby Ray brought energy and was all over the stage, high fiving the crowd.  It was also nice that he came on immediately following 88-Keys.  The sad part about these first two performances was that I was afraid my camera would get taken by the secruity gaurd 3 feet away, so I was able to take many pictures or videos of 88 or BOB.  However, next up was Cudi and I had to take some chances.

I see you Mr. Mescudi

I see you Mr. Mescudi

Mr. Cudi, member of Kanye’s Good Music, the star of the show, killllled it.  I’m going to steal a review from Bendey over at Vivid Underground because it is spot on.  I see what you did there.

Kid Cudi was absolutely amazing.  Didn’t have any props, no flashy get-up, just a fiber optic wire mesh type back drop that was busy flashing lights throughout his songs.  His music was what made the show, and of course his intense energy.  Unlike 50 Cent, who’s giving his audience pec-flexes and mean-mugs, Cudi smiles at you and dances like he’s barefoot on a bed of coals.  He has a unique aura around him at all times and you can tell through his voice and lyrics, that he absolutely loves what he does.  At several points throughout the show, his grin was so wide I thought we wasn’t going to be able to continue on through the next verse…looked almost as if he was trying to hold back laughter.  He performed a new track titled, “Heart of a Lion”, to which I’m desperately waiting for it’s release.  He presented a phenomenal 8 minute version of “Day N Night” that included the techno remix as well.  Luckily I was able to nab a video of it despite the security gaurd in front of me giving me shit.  Be sure to check it out down below.  The only disappointing thing about Kid Cudi’s performance was the absence of “Maui Wowie“.  I thought that song would’ve been a give-in, but I can’t complain about anything else.  Incredible performance, period.”

Thanks for saving me time buddy.  Here are some videos of his performances.

Mr. Solo Dolo, a new favorite of mine.

Vodpod videos no longer available.

Kid Cudi’s Man on the Moon

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DKA Life presents a new joint he performed that hasn’t even been released yet “Heart of a Lion”

Vodpod videos no longer available.

(Kid Cudi, if you want this removed, please let me know, and I will do so.  I’m just trying to help out the fans.)

And now, a slew of pictures. Grinning the whole time.

Mr. Mescudi

The Closest I'll Ever come to the Kanye x LV sneakers ($800+)

The Closest I'll Ever come to the Kanye x LV sneakers ($800+)

Singing his heart out.

As for Asher Roth (the headliner for all the 14 and 15 year olds)…I had to use the restroom badly due to alcoholic beverages that were consumed, so I gave up the front row.  I had seen him before, and his performance at MSU may have topped this one.  Simply because there weren’t so many props and costumes.  He still brought a lot of energy and had the crowd pumpin’.  It was just to gimmickey for our taste.  All of the other artists performed by themselves, whereas Asher had to have his buddy as the hypeman and various people run around in lion costumes, marajauna costumes, and American Cat in the Hat hats.  Entertaining none the less and still gets a B on my card.  My camera died, so sorry, no asher vids.

Go check out the Great Hangover Tour and get in line early.  You’ll be glad you did.

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[…] out the show reviews from our boy Bendy and our new homie from the DKA Life. Also, sign the petition below (just leave a comment) to get his ass to leave his boring ass blog […]

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true feelings is a great video. too bad ya’ll had to pee cause some finer looking underage girls took your place… and I stepped on all of them

http://code2ave.com/2009/07/23/the-hip-hop-hangover/

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[…] If you aren’t familiar with 88 yet, download his mixtape Adam’s Case Files and give it a listen.  I also got the chance to meet him, before he performed with Cudi, Asher, and B.o.B…He’s a real nice dude. Here’s my review of that show too. […]

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[…] Sidebar: I also got the chance to meet him this summer @ Burn Rubber,  he performed with Cudi, Asher, and B.o.B…He’s a real nice dude. Here’s my review of that show too. […]

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[…] Keys and Asher Roth next door at the Royal Oak Theater, you can read my full summary of that show HERE. You can call him Moon […]

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[…] And then Mr. Mescudi, aka Domingo Brown, aka Kid Cudi graced the stage.  I was lucky enough to see him perform The Hip Hop Hangover Tour with 88 Keys and Asher Roth next door at the Royal Oak Theater, you can read my full summary of that show HERE. […]

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[…] been following Bobby Ray for awhile now and its good to see he’s finally blown up.  Gotta love free mixtapes.  This one’s […]

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[…] 18 year old Miami sensation Cris Cab drops off his latest mixtape Echo Boom, the highly anticipated follow up to his previous mixtape, Foreward.  This tape is sure to impress with production from Wyclef, Pharrell, and 88 Keys. […]

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