Review: Lil Wayne Live Hammersmith Apollo, London
Lil Wayne performed 3 dates in London at the Hammersmith Apollo. Killerhiphop was lucky enough to get tickets and watch the performance live (Sat 10th Oct 09).
Weezy was supported by upcoming UK artist Master Shortie. He performed a number of his singles including “Bringing it back” and “Dance like a White Boy”. He bought a lot of energy to the stage jumping around and running back and forth across the stage. He did a good job of getting the crowd hyped before Weezy came on stage but everyone really wanted to see the main event.
The mixed crowd had to wait for a good 45 mins before Weezy graced the stage. After a brief intro video Weezy came out to Mr Carter and then A Millie. The lights turned green for “Kush” and you could smell the scent of it from the young audience.
Lil Wayne then “rocked out” to a couple tracks from his rock album Rebirth. He donned a guitar for “Prom Queen” and his band earned their money that night.
Lil Wayne also performed Go DJ, Fireman, I’m me and Shooter which went over the head of a lot of the post Carter 3 fans in the audience. Lil Wayne still came with energy and was flying across the stage mounting several speakers before jumping off without breaking his leg.
Lil Wayne was also joined on stage by the Young Money boss birdman who was flossing a bright watch and necklace. Weezy acknowledged his boss by kindly taking his jacket and handing it to side of the stage before joining Birdman to perform. He was later joined by other young money artists Jae Millz, Gudda Gudda, and Mack Maine.
Lil Wayne’s last song was “Lollipop” before he thanked his team and left the stage. The crowd then chanted Weezy, Weezy, Weezy. A few seconds later Lil Wayne burst back onto the stage to the song “Duffle Bag Boy” wearing a Muhammad Ali “I am the greatest” robe. At the end of the song he said his final goodbye and threw the robe into the crowd. It landed a few meters from me and there was about 5 guys all fighting for it. After a few minutes of fighting the last I saw was a stand-off between two guys both not willing to let go.
Overall the show was amazing. The only thing missing was a performance from Drake. However Lil Wayne still killed it on his own.
Next review will be Jay-Z at Alexandra Palace. It sold out in 15 seconds. Yes, I got my tickets! Stayed tuned for the full review and exclusive pics.