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Just under 15,000 people packed into the Thomas & Mack Center Thursday, Feb. 9 for perhaps the biggest hip-hop show in the valley this year.
Two-time Grammy Award winner, Future, made a stop in Las Vegas as part of the One Big Party Tour on the heels of his ninth studio album, “I Never Liked You,” which was released in April of last year.
The show was put on by iKon Presents as the entertainment brand continues to carve out a spot in the hip-hop show-producing landscape.
Unlike most shows as a whole, this one stayed relatively on schedule with most of the performers on the bill hitting the stage at the posted time. Future was scheduled to appear at 10:30 p.m. and did so within two minutes of the announced time.
When he did, Future emerged on stage to a roar from the crowd as “712PM” blared through the loudspeakers. Plastered behind Future was his entire stage set that he’s used during the entire tour run.
Sources from that event’s organizers confirmed having the full set was a huge part of completing this show so fans could experience the full One Big Party Tour in its entirety.
It wouldn’t be long until he transitioned from “712PM” into “I’M DAT N***A.” In addition to those two records off his latest album, Future performed “WORST DAY,” “FOR A NUT,” “PUFFIN ON ZOOTIEZ,” “LOVE YOU BETTER,” and “WAIT FOR U.”
The latter song wasn’t the only Drake feature that Future played as “Love Me” and “Way 2 Sexy” were also on the setlist.
In the midst of the show, Future made sure to shine light on the legal matters of fellow Atlanta artist Young Thug, prompting the crowd to “Put a finger up for Slime.”
As anticipated, perhaps the biggest reactions Future received from the crowd came when he performed cult classics like “Stick Talk,” “Mask Off” and “March Madness.”
At several points during the set, the fans were treated to a colorful visual display of fireworks that spouted out from behind a performing Future. In addition, there were also several fiery explosions for aesthetic purposes.
Despite hitting the stage in a Workwear Monogram Embossed Suede Jacket from Louis Vuitton that’s priced at $6,700 according to the company website, Future ended the show in a white tank top sporting just one black glove on his left hand after opening the performance with two.
The Las Vegas concert came as part of the added slate of shows on the One Big Party Tour that is currently set to wrap up in early April. The final show of the tour will take place at the Target Center in Minneapolis on April 8.
Just prior to Future’s entrance, fans in attendance were greeted by a 30-minute set from Moneybagg Yo. About 24 hours before his performance, fans were unsure if the Memphis rapper would show up.
After citing some miscommunications with the promoters of the event, Moneybagg informed fans that he would not be in attendance as part of the One Big Party Tour. On the morning of the show, he provided fans with an update which included the confirmation of his presence later in the day.
Once “Said Sum” played loudly throughout the Thomas & Mack Center, fans knew it had come to fruition.
Moneybagg Yo proceeded to blaze through a setlist that included hit songs such as “1 2 3,” “Time Today,” and “Scorpio.” By the end of the performance, he had disrobed from his near $5,000 Allover Vuitton Snow Down Jacket from Louis Vuitton to his bare chest as he paraded through the near sold out section on the floor.
Alabama rapper NoCap as well as Atlanta singer/rapper K Camp served as performers prior to Future and Moneybagg Yo. Los Angeles and Las Vegas were both on display as well when Kalan FrFr and Raee Milli came out as special guests.