Written & Captured By | Louis Washington
It’s been almost 4 years since Denzel Curry has performed in Philadelphia and he made his triumphant return for his Melt My Eyez Tour which is also the name of his latest studio project. The Fillmore was packed with little room to maneuver and the balcony packed with rap fans who witnessed an amazing show. Plenty of moshpits to satisfy even the most hardcore fan. The energy was infectious and it was set up to be a rowdy show. Denzel Curry brought out a cast of characters that kept the energy high the entire night. His tour crew included Deniro Farrar, PlayThatBoiZay, AG Club and RedVeil.
First to grace the stage was Charlotte, North Carolina artist Deniro Farrar. After first hitting the stage, he swiftly made his way to the crowd to perform from the barriers of the photo pit. The crowd was loving every second of it and it wasn’t long before Dinero Farrah tossed his shirt and turned up the energy. Philly is notoriously a tough crowd with newer artists, but Deniro held his own and proved himself worthy of hyping up a Philly crowd properly and organically.
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PlayThatBoiZay from Carol City Florida brought a much welcomed gritty sound to the stage that lit a fire under the crowd. A few mosh pits opened up and on the stage you could see the gold teeth shining as PLAYThatBoiZay looked on with pleasure in his eyes. The Florida rapper followed Deniro Farrar’s lead and managed to lose his shirt as well while performing.
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Next on stage was RedVeil. The 18 year old eclectic boom-bap rapper is from PG County, Maryland. RedVeil’s energy was unmatched and his flows didn’t get lost in his rowdy performance. Demanding mosh pits from the crowd was one of the most memorable moments because of the way he can control a crowd. Most impressive about RedVeil besides his accomplishments at 18 is that he produces most of the beats on his projects, which include Bittersweet Cry, Niagara and Learn 2 Swim.
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The final opener was AG Club from the Bay Area. With AG being an acronym for avante garde, the duo lived up to their name. AG Club consists of Baby Boy and Jody Fountaine. Coming off of the release of their latest album, Imposter Syndrome, the group performed with giant caricature inflatables of themselves which also graced the cover of their album. Jody Fountaine ended up jumping the barricade and performed in the crowd for a solid 5 minutes while the crowd moshed. Baby Boy had already won over the crowd wearing a “Philly” Shirt.
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Denzel Curry came on stage after an extremely brief cameo during AG Club’s set. The Florida rapper’s crowd control was very impressive as he hyped up each portion of the crowd individually. He managed to get the entire venue to get low right before an explosive performance of his hype song Ultimate where he brought out all the previous artists who performed. Even more impressive about Denzel Curry was his breath control with the microphone. The Philly crowd left grinning from ear to ear after the show.
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