The Groovy Tour made its way to the Midwest a few days ago and yesterday they landed in Chicago. Schoolboy Q brought along fellow Black Hippy member Ab-Soul to be his opening act at the nearly sold-out show at Reggies Rock Club. Both artists were in attendance for a “meet-and-greet” at Jugrnaut hours before the show while also giving out tickets via Twitter to 7 fans that weren’t otherwise able to get tickets.
DJ Manny Muscles and Static Beats warmed up the crowd, who waited patiently for opening act Ab-Soul to hit the stage. The “warm-up” acts definitely kept the crowd at ease with short but entertaining sets.
Ab-Soul hit the stage around 8:30 and went straight into songs off of his old project. After performing a few songs, Ab-Soul proceeded to perform material off of his latest project, Control System, which will be dropping this Friday May 11th. Ab-Soul was on stage for a little over a half-hour before being joined by Schoolboy Q himself.
Schoolboy Q began his set immediately after performing with Ab-Soul, who proceeded to walk off stage thanking the crowd for their presence. Schoolboy Q kicked off his set with “Sacrilegious,” the opening track off of Habits and Contradictions. He would also go on to perform many tracks off of his latest work. Schoolboy Q tested the crowd to see how many real fans of his were in the crowd by performing material off of his first album. The L.A.-native also performed his verse on A$AP Rocky’s track, “Brand New Guy,” and later surprised the crowd by performing Kendrick Lamar’s “ADHD” off of Section 80.
Schoolboy Q brought Ab-Soul back out to perform “Druggy’s Wit Hoes Again” and Soul’s new track, “SOPA.” Schoolboy Q had great stage presence throughout the entire show and even crowd-surfed halfway through his set. Due to the fact that the show was for all ages, Schoolboy had to oblige with the 9:50 cut off time due to meet the curfew regulations. Schoolboy closed the show with three straight songs. He performed “There He Go” and “Hands On The Wheel,” which are two stand out tracks off of HnC. Schoolboy Q thanked the crowd and then gave security a piece of his mind by reciting the hook and part of the first verse off of Chief Keef’s “I Don’t Like.” It was the perfect ending to a really great set by Schoolboy Q.
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