June 26th was a monumental day all within itself. After supreme courts made marriage legal for Gays in all 50 states, rising artist and 2015 XXL Freshman Class artist, Raury held his 2nd annual Raurfest which was an explosion of energy and great music.
If you weren’t at Raurfest this year, it definitely sucks for you as Raury probably brought out the entire city of Atlanta to party with him and amazing artists at the Georgia Freight Depot. Hosted by the Commission’s own Fort Knox, the lineup with nothing but great music from artist many knew, or definitely now, wants to get to know. Starting off the night singer/songwriter vxvian hit the stage performing her first live show and killed it. Afterwards, some of Atlanta’s favorites hit the stage which included Money Makin Nique, Earthgang, Marian Mereba, India Shawn, Two9, 6lack (pronouned Black), who had the crowd wildin out, in love and more as they hit the stage to perform some of fan favorites and hit singles.
To bring in the list of headliners Raury hit the stage amping the crowds energy as he performed his new single, “Devil’s Whisper” all before bringing out Trinidad James, then D.R.A.M. who performed his Beyonce loved song, “Cha Cha”. But the night didn’t stop there. Afterwards Raury SZA to sing a unreleased debut with SZA. Afterwards SZA performed her hit song, “Babylon” off of her Z EP before stepping off. Right after SZA had the crowd mesmerized, Big K.R.I.T. hit the stage performing songs from his new album Cadillactica.
After getting everyone’s adrenaline rushing, they called it down as special guest JMSN (pronounced Jamison) came out to perform as he also song his hit song, “Street Sweeper” under the blue dim lights. To take it in to the end of the show, Raury brought out Key! who performed hit featured song, “Wrist” all before bring out Keith Ape who wild out at the event with Two9 backing them up and Post Malone who performed his hit song that has the clubs banging, “Too Long” and “White Iverson”.
For the end of the night, Raury ended the show performing his first single, “God’s Whisper” that got the attention of many quickly for it deep drums, chants and creativity all together with him being an Atlanta artist.
OH and to top off the night, Andre 3000 came out to the event to show support!