Rick Ross at Summer Jam XV at Comfort Dental Amphitheatre, 6/8/12
Eric Gruneisen Big Sean last night in Denver.
Oh Big Sean. He certainly packs a lot of stamina, ferocity, and passion into such a small package. He performed the hits while wearing a ton of gold chains. My Last" was pitch perfect to the crowd, while, "Marvin Gaye and Chardonnay" proved to be the highlight of his set. Big Sean's got hits for days, and he performed many of them during his set, so no hate here. The crowd loved it, especially when he finished with "Mercy" and the ever ass-quake inducing, "Ass."
Eric Gruneisen Wale last night in Denver.
Wale was good on stage, as he has a tendency to be. Boasting of his credibility of having a track with "Lady Gaga," he did "Chillin'" and "Chain Music" with fervor, encouraging the crowd to tweet him using "chain music" as a hash tag. "Ambition" was the perfect segue into "Lotus Flower Bomb," a track that will forever keep the ladies happy in the crowd. The D.C. rapper made numerous appearances in Big Sean's set throughout the show.
The masses tend to have an attitude of non-conformist conformity when it comes to the criticism of mainstream radio, and some of it is certainly warranted. Last night, though, at the fifteenth edition of Summer Jam, it became quite clear that the naysayers are far outnumbered by those who take cues from radio for the trends and determining what's hot in music. The performances from Ross, Wiz Khalifa, Tyga, Big Sean and Wale, along with a pretty much sold-out crowd proves, what's hot in the streets, just might be what's on the airwaves.
Personal bias: M-m-m-m-m-Maybach Music.
By the way: If you think Mercedes Howard (aka Ya Girl Cedes from ks1075) is not a star, somebody lied.
Random detail: We missed Diggy and Kirko and Bei Major because they went on so damn early...and we were getting the typical pat and search at the door.
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