It was indeed a trippy St. Patrick’s night in Chicago as Juicy J and co rolled into the House of Blues for Rubba Band Business: The Tour.
Kicking off the night was Project Pat, who declared Chicago was a “Pimp Town”. Pat’s set included bringing multiple women on stage while he performed and introduced a rapper from Florida who repeated the word “finesse” for 4 minutes straight (seriously). This good gesture by Pat, giving a new artist some shine seemed out of place as the rambunctious crowd fell flat – they would once again regain their energy when Project Pat closed his set with his 2001 hit Chicken Head.
Next up was the latest Roc Nation signee and XO affiliate – Belly. The Consuela rapper hit the stage to his 2015 breakout single Might Not Make It, decked out in all black Inzombia merch, XO chain and black YEEZY 350s V2s with white socks… (Major violation).
During his set, Belly took a moment to address the crowd (stating that Chicago was the most “lit” stop on the tour) and give a huge shout out to Chicago MC, Bump J, for putting him on years ago. Belly continued his set high-kicking across the stage, performing tracks from his latest EPs Inzombia and Another Day In Paradise, and closing his set with Ballerina.
As time neared for the final act, the crowd began to chant Juicy J’s name, while a familiar “aroma” began to fill the air. Not too long after, the man of the hour, Juicy J, hit the stage, wasting no time getting the party started. Mere minutes into his set, Juicy had the House of Blues bouncing, especially during the bass heavy track – Medication.
When Juicy J tweeted out earlier in the day that he would be doing all the hits – that wasn’t an exaggeration as the TGOD member unloaded almost his entire discography. Fans of Three 6 Mafia were treated to many classics such as Poppin’ My Collar and Stay High. Not to disappoint, fans of Juicy J’s solo work were also in for great night as Juicy J performed bangers from his third solo album, Stay Trippy, including the crowd favorite Bands a Make Her Dance.
The Memphis legend’s career spans more than a decade, so it was a truly a cool site to see such a younger crowd know all the lyrics to some of his older work – his unique flow and catchphrases still captivates many generations to this day as this was evident last night in Chicago.
Moral of the story is Juicy J knows how to throw a party and had the crowd in the palm of his hand the entire time.
Check out photos from Juicy J’s Rubba Band Business Tour featuring Project Pat and Belly below
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