Last night the SummerStage in Central Park was ablaze with hundreds of fans gathering to see the new generation of hip hop and R&B artists.
The only female artist to grace the stage was the insatiable Tinashe and she showed the men just how a live performance is done. Not only did the 21-year-old beauty nail the vocals, she had two featured male dancers framing her, and together, the trio ripped up the stage with fresh choreography.
"2 On," her 2014 smash hit produced by DJ Mustard and featuring Schoolboy Q, closed her set. Much to the disappointment of the crowd, however, there was no Q in sight for the live version. It would have been nice to see the duo perform it live, but Tinashe killed it on her own and danced her butt off when Q's raps played over the speakers.
What followed was nothing short of madness. What was supposed to be a set featuring BlackOutBoyz (A$AP Yams and A$AP Jscott), turned into a A$AP Mob-fest. That's right. The crowd went ballistic when A$AP Ferg, A$AP Rocky, and most of the Mob crew joined Yams and Jscott on stage to pump out songs as the crowd turnt it up. Another surprise during the set was an appearance by Action Bronson, and the crowd were taken to a whole new level of hype.
As the craziness settled for a mere moment and the fans composed themselves, out came the headliner of the night: none other than Schoolboy Q. Again, the crowd went mental and the mosh pit erupted into a flurry of jumping and praise for the rapper as he got his fans rapping along with him to the tunes off his latest album, Oxymoron.
The annual concert series, SummerStage Festival in Central Park, always brings out the biggest artists and is a fantastic way to experience live music. It is a must-do whether you're a local or a tourist.
Be sure to check out Tinashe's official website to see when her upcoming album Aquarius will be released and tune into Schoolboy Q's Zumic artist page for all the latest in news, music and tour dates.