Review: HeatWave – Chamillionaire and Kid Cudi @ Enmore Theatre
Posted on January 23, 2012 by Textbook
As we headed down to the Enmore Theatre last Thursday night, Ladies&Gentleman, Zilla and I only had one thing on our mind… HeatWave, where we would see and Chamillionaire and Kid Cudi perform live.
Chamillionaire was already on when we arrived, and while rocking a dope pair of Jordan Infrared 6′s and an iced out Jesus piece, he put on a very decent show, which warmed up the crowd perfectly for Mr. Rager.
What was most impressive about Chamillionaire was that he was nice and clear vocally. Often hip-hop artists live can be hard to hear, but whether it was his microphone or his voice, Chamillionaire was easy to understand, which of course made his set much more enjoyable.
Once Chamillionaire’s set was finished, the crowd almost seemed to double in size with all in attendance super keen to see Kid Cudi. After the stage was set, and some bros hyped up the crowd, it was Cudi’s time to shine.
Kid Cudi kicked off his set with REVOFEV, followed by Scott Mescudi Vs. The World and then Sound Track 2 My Life. After playing those three popular tracks, Cudi then gave us a brief run through of what we could expect, explaining he would be performing tracks from Man On The Moon: The End Of Day, Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager and also his mixtape A Kid Named Cudi.
Alternating between his two studio albums and his most well known mixtape, Cudi even gave us his own cover of Hey Joe by Jimi Hendrix, which I personally though he pulled off pretty well, considering. Kid Cudi also represented G.O.O.D. Music, busting out Kanye West’s All Of The Lights. Although it’s never easy to duplicate Yeezy’s work, I thought he did a pretty good job covering his fam.
As per usual, the crowd chanted for an encore, but instead of performing more Man on the Moon, Cudi decided to strum the electric guitar and give us a taste of his up and coming WZRD album, playing both Brake and Teleport 2 Me. While some people weren’t as interested in his new stuff, I found it to be a pretty cool change of pace and direction. In saying that, I still do prefer his previous work.
In my opinion, Mojo So Dope, Marijuana, Up Up & Away, Mr. Rager and Pursuit of Happiness stood out the most, and were the highlight of Cudi’s set. I mean, can you really beat those joints? C’mon! I was, however, a little disappointed he didn’t perform Enter Galactic. I love that jam.
All in all, HeatWave (second night) was a legit event. Chamillionaire did his rap thing from start to finish, and Kid Cudi truly was an amazing live experience. Cudi is a MUST see live act. I will definitely be seeing him again if I have the opportunity, and I recommend you all to do so as well.
Below you’ll peep the photos via the handiwork of Ladies&Gentleman.
As always, enjoy!