Yesterday, Asher Roth and KiD CuDi brought The Great Hangover Tour to a sold out crowd in New York City's Nokia Theatre. Everyone from college kids to hood cats were in the building. After a short wait, the show started with Hot 97's Cipha Sounds and Peter Rosenberg came out to introducing 88-Keys who is known for his production and his album The Death of Adam. He started his set with his single "Stay Up! (Viagra)," which features Kanye West. After that he brought out Colin Munroe to perform a track called "Wake Up Call."
88-Keys kept going with tracks from his album. He also played a few tracks he produced back in the day for people like Black Star and Scarface.
Once his set was over, Asher Roth was up next to bat. He started his set by coming out in a go-kart and performed his hit "Lark on My Go-Kart" followed by "Blunt Cruisin'."
Then, he performed a few more album cuts like "She Don't Wanna Man" with a bunch of young women on stage and "Be By Myself." From there, he went into his politically charged "Sour Patch Kids" and the song that separates him from Eminem "As I Em."
After that, Asher closed the show with "I Love College" featuring a special appearance from Jim Jones and "Roth Boyz" from his mixtape The Greenhouse Effect.
Closing out the show was KiD CuDi. He started his set with his own theme music "National Cudder Theme" and "Down and Out" from his mixtape A KiD Named CuDi.
Then, he performed "Sky Might Fall," "Make Her Say," and many more including "Heart of A Lion" from his album. After that, he went into some of his mixtape hits including "Man on the Moon."
He ended the show with "Day N Nite."
Overall, the show was great. 88-Keys' set was a grand set up for the main acts. I was puzzled as to why Bobby Ray aka B.o.B didn't perform as it was first stated on the Nokia Theatre’s website when the tickets to the show went on sale. Asher Roth was very creative with his set. It was very funny. He was having a lot of fun on stage, as an artist should. His performance was the best I seen in a while. On the other hand, KiD CuDi wasn’t as great as Asher. His set consisted of a lot of flashing lights much like his mentor Kanye West. He didn't bring his own twist to his performance as Asher did. His music is great, but his performance didn't match up. But, all three artists together did make the show very memorable. Make sure you catch The Great Hangover Tour coming to a city near you.
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