Last updated on August 10th, 2018 at 07:02 pm
G-Eazy and all his featured accomplice rappers were greeted by thousands of hip-hop fans eager to treat this Monday night like a Friday. The show was hosted at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino at an outdoor stage in the heart of Sioux City.
The night was kicked off by a close friend of G’s, and Bay Area local, P-Lo. P’s wavy vibe matched his copious swag and eased the crowd into what would be an unforgettable night that would only continue to escalate. Prominent hit-maker and producer, Murda Beatz kept the party rolling with a familiar set-list of songs in which all the fans could find joy.
Murda has been making a name for himself over the past few years, but seriously started to push weight in the last twelve months, facilitating his appearance amongst some of the industries top stars. Following Murda was a crowd favorite, Ty Dolla $ign, who gave everyone from the moms to the dons something enjoyable to groove to.
Gerald’s set began with an ominous, glowing cross lighting the back of the stage as he slowly appeared from the smoke. G was greeted by thousands of screaming fans, but the overbearing intro of his hit “Pray for Me” drowned out the fans. Everyone in the building was consumed by the headlining artist that they came to see.
G kept the energy high for a hard-hitting 23 track set list consisting nearly exclusively of tracks from his past 2 platinum selling albums. For the last fourth of the set, P-Lo was brought back on stage to cover his song “Put Me on Somethin.” This epic Iowa night was finally nearing its close shortly before 11 PM, but not before G-Eazy left his fans with his 2017 Billboard chart-topper, “No Limit”.
This was the perfect track to close the night and send his fans, new and old, out into the night, inspired and with great energy. As longtime G-Eazy fans know, it has been a grind and a long road for Gerald to get where he is today. Closing with “No Limit” felt like an ode to all dream chasers out there in pursuit of their passions. It was a testament that G has been in your shoes, on the “come up,” and left those fans with a special contemplative memento to go home with as a beacon of hope.
Despite a missing appearance by 18-year-old rapper YBN Nahmir, the entire show was stacked with star after star, leaving this Sioux City crowd without a dull moment the entire evening.