This winter, Fetty Wap and Post Malone embarked on their first ever tour, the Monster Energy Outbreak “Welcome to the Zoo” tour, making their second stop at the Fillmore in Silver Spring, Maryland. Having seen both of these blossoming, genre-bending rappers live at different points this past summer, I was both looking forward to seeing how they’d grown as performers as well as how their new music sounded in a live setting. As two rappers with a penchant for singing many of their verses with their truly unique voices, both were artists I didn’t want to miss the chance to see live again.
After a few openers from Fetty Wap’s crew Remy Boyz, Post Malone came out to his hit “White Iverson,” which was surprising but certainly livened up the crowd. After performing a half hour set including his songs “Too Young” and “Boy Bandz,” Post closed with another rousing performance of “White Iverson,” which was even more exciting than the first.
Fetty Wap’s set performance was impressive, to say the least. It was clear from the second he stepped on stage that he truly is destined for stardom as the whole venue was singing along and reacting to his charismatic stage presence. One noteworthy aspect of his performance was that his live singing was definitely on par with his studio recordings, and I think he’s improved his vocals since this summer when I saw him last. The next time Fetty is in town, hip hop and R&B fans alike should think twice before passing up the chance to get tickets.
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