Posted on 18 October 2011.
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Last Tuesday, Lupe Fiasco gave a show that everyone in the crowd will remember at the Fox Theater in Oakland.
As the last show on his Generation Lasers tour, Fiasco made sure to come with a lot of energy the whole entire show.
The show had an electric atmosphere from the get go with solid performances from the three opening acts.
The first performer was 11-year-old rapper, Young Marqus who did not let his age dictate the energy in his performance. The young rapper made sure to keep his set high paced and left a lasting impression on the crowd.
The next act was Sarah Green, the only other person on Lupe Fiasco’s record label ‘FNF’ (1st and 15th Entertainment). Although her set was short, every song provided a soulful feel that any music fan can appreciate.
The final opening act, Chiddy Bang, did not disappoint. They lived up to the role of opening up for a name as big as Lupe Fiasco. While keeping up the energy of the previous performance, they made sure to have a lot of fun with it also. Chiddy, (the rapper of the hip-hop duo) showed off his freestyle skills by taking words people in the crowd challenged him to use and incorporated them into his performance.
With the opening acts performing as well as they did, Lupe Fiasco rose to the occasion, putting on an amazing show.
Beginning with a high-energy song, Fiasco did not slow down until about mid-way through his performance. Even in the segment that Fiasco did one of his slower songs, the entire crowd maintained the energy that was put off, going along with every word Lupe spit.
Performing almost every song off of his Lasers album, Lupe also played a few of his older songs including: Superstar, Go Go Gadget Flow, and one of his first hits – Kick Push.
Near the end of the show, Fiasco made sure to give his props to the Bay Area as a whole. He gave shout outs to many bay area rappers, including giving big props to Hayward’s very own, Spice 1. Furthermore, he said Spice’s song-187 Proof, was the song that got him into rapping.
When closing, he made sure to give a special announcement about people doing their part in the community. He made sure to tell people to recycle, don’t drink and drive and reminded everyone to go downtown and visit those who are camping out for Occupy Oakland and give them support.