2 Chainz brings B.O.A.T.S Tour to Toronto [Review/Video]
Toronto, ON – The king of trap, 2 Chainz or Tity Boy to some, was in Toronto Tuesday night for the fourth stop on his Based on a T.R.U Story Tour (B.O.A.T.S) and he definitely rocked the place. DJ Charlie B aka MR. CANADA opened the show with some dirty mixes that got the crowd going. At around 10:30, 2 Chainz hit the stage with “Yuck” playing in the background. For the next 45 minutes the show stayed in high gear mode as 2 Chainz performed several tracks off his debut album, songs from his mixtape T.R.U REALigion like “Turn Up, “Riot” and “Spend It” and the major bangers “Mercy”, “Birthday Song”, “Beez in Da Trap” and “No Lie” featuring Drake. Read more about the show and watch the video footage after the jump.
The atmosphere in the venue was crazy, the place was buzzing the entire time and when I say buzzing, I mean it was literally so loud that it felt like the floor was shaking. Everything about 2 Chainz commands attention; his clothes, gold jewellery, his slow deep voice and his body movements. He was constantly moving around the stage doing these dance moves that are similar to “throwing bows”. Whatever it is, it works, because his stage presence was on point and he never lost the crowd once. Throughout his show he took a few breaks to talk to the audience and I found him to be very engaging, funny and charming.
At the end of his set 2 Chainz told everyone that “this is the time where I let ya’ll take some pictures for Twitter, Instagram and Facebook”, but he warned us that he doesn’t want to see any flip phones and surprisingly enough someone in the first row had one! 2 Chainz took the phone from him, inspected it and said “you got 2 missed calls, this mothafucka still works! But I bet it don’t text though”. Then, as “K.O.” began to play, 2 Chainz strutted with his jacket thrown over his shoulder from the right side of the stage to the left and posed for the cameras.
I’ll admit I felt his set was a bit short but despite this 2 Chainz put on a great show that was highly entertaining. A very special thank you to Union Events for having HipHopCanada at the show. Check the video footage and pictures below!
Review written by Natasha Paolini for HipHopCanada
Video footage and pictures courtesy of Neo Logik for HipHopCanada
2 Chainz in Toronto
Video by Stolen From Africa
Photography by Stolen From Africa