G.O.O.D. music artist Big Sean's I Am Finally Famous tour stopped in Houston at Warehouse Live last night. Of course a little rain couldn't stop the abundant number of teenagers who came out to see Big Sean. Most of the teens were out on dates and others were clustered together in groups like a high school field trip.
Some guys even went as far as putting on their suit blazers over tank tops in the style of Big Sean. Houston Press' award-winning rap DJ Mr. Rogers provided sounds between each set.
Cyhi Da Prynce, another G.O.O.D. music artist, took the stage around 10:30 p.m. The crowd was fairly quiet until he announced, "I fuck with Houston, I used to live here right off 1960!" When he started his song featuring Yelawolf's "Bulletproof," the energy picked up and the crowd warmed up.
Just before his verse on Kanye's "So Appalled," Cyhi told the audience, "This song means a lot to me because we are Grammy-nominated for it." During the song we spotted one teen couple grinding and making-out as if they had the house to themselves for the night.
When Big Sean began free styling a cappella, the lights went down and the cell phones came out. Girls squealed like New Edition was on stage. When Sean finally hit the stage, the energy was amazing as he worked over songs from Finally Famous.
The kids in attendance knew all the words to "I Do It" and "Bullshitting." Girls and even a few guys were up on the shoulders of their friends all wanting a better glimpse of Sean.
Even though Big Sean has been compared to and accused of stealing the whole "sing song" rap style of Drake, he sounded good live. Kirko Bangz came out for a surprise appearance to perform "Drank in my Cup," but it took at minute to realize it was actually him because he rapped the entire verse instead of singing it as it was recorded.
Sean took a moment to pay tribute to former UGK legend Pimp C, who died four years ago last night. He asked the audience to yell, "We miss you, Pimp C" right before his song "Memories."
Sean really enjoys talking to the crowd: He told at least three stories about how he came from nothing. "I spent my last forty dollars on a studio session after I signed with Kanye," he said.
The packed house erupted when Sean polished off the set with his hit single, "Dance," but many of the teens hit the streets before his encore of "Marvin Gaye and Chardonnay," either because the were afraid of missing curfew or because their parents were outside to pick them up. It's probably just as well given the last words he had for his remaining fans were, "Follow your dreams and smoke good weed."
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