By: Mira Kelley
Blogger - Aspiring Photographer/Writer/Creative Director - Social and Legal Enthusiast
On Saturday night, hip-hop star Big Sean (Sean Anderson, 29), hit the stage at the Fillmore located in one of the DMV's most beautiful and electric cities and of course #TeamShaystar was in the building! Opening up for the artist was rising star Madeintyo who performed his hit song "Uber Everywhere" along with his newest single "Skateboard P" which also features Big Sean **see below**.
Before you knew it the time had come for Big Sean to grace the stage. Smoke filled the entire venue and the lights went out. The performance began with the thought provoking "Intro" to his 2017 album I Decided which then transitioned to song #2 on the album "Lights" and then "Voices in My Head/Stick to the Plan". The artist put on a phenomenal show, giving the crowd hit after hit after hit after hit while never missing a beat. The concert song selections ranged from his new album I Decided, the Finally Famous mixtapes, Detroit, the album Dark Sky Paradise and Twenty88 the collaboration album done last year with his boo Jhene Aiko **see below**.
The extremely humble, handsome and intelligent GOOD Music hip-hop recording artist set the bar for being one of the BEST live performers I have seen thus far. His way of relating to his audience and keeping them engaged the entire night long put his passion for music on display. Big Sean was not afraid to wear his heart on his sleeve and tell it like it is, made apparent by the gratitude he showed for his mommy (who was in attendance), his crew and his fans! The 29 year old rapper closed out the show by getting even more intimate with his audience through an inspirational speech and emotional performance of his new songs "Sunday Morning Jetpack" and "Bigger Than Me" **see below**. If you have yet to see this man in concert I urge you to go and buy tickets right now (tour dates listed below) and also purchase a copy of the I Decided album! Trust me, you won't be disappointed! I guarantee that my first time seeing him live will not be my last, outstanding job Big Sean!
April 11 – New York, N.Y. – Radio City Music Hall
April 12 – Philadelphia, Pa. – The Fillmore
April 14 – Charlotte, N.C. – The Fillmore
April 15 – Myrtle Beach, S.C. – House of Blues
April 16 – Raleigh, N.C. – The Ritz
April 18 – Atlanta, Ga. – Tabernacle
April 19 – Tampa, Fla – The Ritz Ybor
April 20 – Miami, Fla – Fillmore Miami Beach at The Jackie Gleason Theater