Currensy, Big K.R.I.T. & Method Man Hit Atlanta for the Smokers Club Tour!!

| November 15, 2011 | 0 Comments

This past Sunday, the city of Atlanta was covered in a cloud of kush smoke as CurrenSy, Method Man and Big K.R.I.T hit The Masquerade for the ATL stop of The Smokers Club tour. Opening acts included Fiend who you probably remember from his appearances on tracks such as “O.G.” off of Currensy’s Pilot Talk II, and Big K.R.I.T.’s Harlem protege’ Smoke DZA who recently released his album Rolling Stoned back in August.

Of course, even with such quality opening acts the crowd was ready for the main course, which started off with none other than Wu-Tang Clan veteran, Method Man. The vibe of the entire venue changed as the hardcore Wu fans made their way to the front to show their love for the hip hop legend. Method Man performed classics such as Raekwon’s “Ice Cream”, his 90’s hit “You’re All I need” and the cult classic “Wu-Tang Clan Aint Nothing to Ta F’Wit”. Meth’s set wouldn’t be complete without him trying his patented move where he literally walks across the audience with fans holding his feet as he makes his way on top of the crowd. He didn’t get far before he ended up being dropped into the crowd, but it’s the thought that counts! Right?

After Method Man’s hardcore set, Big K.R.I.T. graced the stage to bring it back down to the South performing Krit fan favorites such as “Rotation”, “My Sub”, “Shake It”, “Time Machine” and the remix to “Country Sh!t” where the crowd went crazy as Atlanta’s  own Ludacris ran out to perform his feature on the track. Krit didn’t stop with the surprise appearances there, as he performed one of his latest singles “Money on the Floor” and brought out 2 Chainz, toting 2 styrofoam cups that read “Codiene Cowboy”. Krit wrapped up his set with a performance of the lyrically fueled “The Vent” off of his Return of 4eva mixtape.

Last but most definitely not least, was the main act,  Currensy. As his female DJ rocking a “Jet Miss” tee prepared for his set, the stage crew completely transformed the stage into what turned out to be a living room. Yes, Currensy had turned the entire stage into a living room complete with sectional couch, chair, ottoman, weed, Moet and his boys chilling like it was just another day out of their Jet Life.  A very innovative move on his part, due to a leg injury which prevents him from actually standing while performing. Much to my surprise, Currensy started his set with a few of my favorite tracks from his Alchemist-produced mixtape,  Covert Coup, such as “BBS”, “Life Instructions” and “Smoke Break”. My surprise was due to the super mellow, somewhat dark sound of that entire mixtape, that at first may not seem like the best sound for a live show. However, the fans including myself loved it, which is just proof of the sound and energy the average Currensy fan appreciates. Currensy’s surprise guest appearance was rapper Freddie Gibbs who’s been getting major buzz the last few weeks after dropping his Cold Day In Hell  mixtape two weeks ago. The two performed “Scottie Pippen” before Currensy moved on to his other classics such as “Famous”, “Michael Knight”, and “Hold On” where he brought out fellow Jet Lifers, Young Roddy and Trademark da Skydiver.

While some may view the unimaginable heat of the venue, the rowdy crowd and fans passing out from whatever substance they were under the influence of as a bother, in my mind, it’s all part of The Smokers Club experience. The Smokers Club Tour wraps up in NYC on Novemebr 28th at the HighLine Ballroom.

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