BY TER STAFF
Tonight rapper G-Eazy brought his When It’s Dark Out Tour to the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago, IL. With a wild and crazy sell out crowd on hand, G-Eazy brought A$AP Ferg, Marc E. Bassy and more to the Windy City. While his 2014 and 2015 From The Bay To The Universe Tour was one of our favorites last year, G stepped up all aspects of his tour this time around. From its production value to the upgrades in venues, the When It’s Dark Out Tour is G-Eazy’s best yet, by far.
Opening the night was rapper Nef The Pharaoh, with singer Marc E. Bassy (formerly of 2AM Club) soon to follow. Nef and Marc both held their own, and while most fans were familiar with the two from their affiliation with G-Eazy, don’t be surprised if soon enough both artists are headlining tours of their own. Just last year, fans were introduced to the talents of Kehlani on G-Eazy’s last tour, and today Kehlani is a Grammy nominated artist and one of the top emerging singers in the R&B and rap worlds.
Next up was A$AP Ferg, the second biggest member of the A$AP Mob. While A$AP Rocky is still the face of the A$AP Mob, Ferg is no longer in the shadows of Rocky. In his set tonight alone, Chicago fans were reminded of the many Ferg hits that we have all bumped in the past couple years. And despite the great energy that A$AP Ferg brought to his set, the highlight of his performance came when he slowed things down to pay tribute to the late A$AP Yams.
Despite the talents of all of those before him, there was just one artist on the bill that gave reason to the huge sell out crowd, and that of course was none other than the Bay Area’s G-Eazy. As the screams began to amplify, G-Eazy emerged with his track ‘Random’ from his latest LP, the similarly titled, When It’s Dark Out. Kicking the night off with a number of records from his new album, things did not stop there. G-Eazy performed a 90-minute set, full of the new and the old, singles and B-sides, all-in-all something for everyone.
Show-by-show, tour-by-tour, G-Eazy’s fan base and following seems to grow exponentially. A rapper with a James Dean appeal, who spits personal lyrics that reach a variety of listeners. Like rappers do, G-Eazy will rap about fucking your bitch (a warning shot to any guy who brings his girlfriend to a G-Eazy concert), but with the next song G will break things down and give you a raw and emotional look into his darkest moments.
From the moment G got on stage until he said goodbye to the Chicago crowd after his memorable encore, the night’s energy never dropped off. And unless you’re at the after party with G-Eazy right now, it’s time to recover… after what was an amazing and wild performance.
Check out our photos from G-Eazy Chicago stop on his When It’s Dark Out Tour below.
Photos by Dan Garcia/The Early Registration
Marc E. Bassy