On Friday, April 16, rapper Dave East hit up Atlanta while on his ‘Hate Me Now’ Tour with rising lyricist, Nick Grant. Hosted by V103’s own Greg Street, the concert was held at the Basement in East Atlanta Village. For the night, the Harlem and South Carolina natives killed their sets as fans rapped along and celebrated as they performed in music Mecca.
To start off the night, girl trio, Levi Johnson hit the stage and caught everyone’s attention as they performed and showed the crowd that they aren’t just a pretty face. They are women with voices and when they hit the stage, they are there to PERFORM. Hitting the stage next was Eastside Atlanta rapper, Matt Citron who showed lyrically that he is one artist that you want to get to know and Hip Hop runs in his blood.
To top off the night, South Carolina native, Nick Grant hit the stage and started off by spitting a few bars for the people who didn’t know, Nick isn’t one of those trap rappers who needs a great beat to catch their attention. Bar and after bar, the crowd could be heard giving gasps, with Ooo as the lyrical artist show the reason why he has been with Sway In The Morning’s own Sway 3 times for his lyrical content. Afterwards Nick Grant jump off his night performing his rising singles, “Jungle”, “Gold Chains” and more before bring out G.O.O.D. Music’s own, Cyhi Tha Prynce to perform “Royalty”.
To close out the night, New York’s own, Dave East hit the stage and recieved much love from the city of Atlanta. Showing respect to the city by rocking a vintage Dominique Wilkins jersey, with an Atlanta Hawks hat, the tatted up rapper, showed why some may begin to hate on him as he is quickly showing that he is destined for success. Rapping tracks from his “Hate Me Now” mixtape hosted by DJ Drama, Dave came with the lyrical content and aggression that showed that he is ready to claim the throne and keep it.
One thing today that is hard to find at a rap concert is fans (followers) who know more than just the single a rapper has on a radio. The Hate Me Now Tour truly changed that as Dave East and Nick Grant, both, hit the stage and song after song you could hear people rapping along as if their project where a journal to their life.
Checkout a few pictures below from the concert: