photo by Virgil Solis
Headlined by Wiz Khalifa, the The Under The Influence Tour has a pretty stacked line up of some up and comers in the game. While the crowd was clearly there to see Wiz judging by all the band tees, I was looking forward to seeing A$AP Rocky. I hadn’t seen A$AP live since last summer in Chicago when he performed at Pitchfork, and this was the first time he’d been back to Austin since he tore up SXSW two years ago. While I enjoyed his set at Pitchfork, I could see his growth since then at last night’s show. He just commanded the stage, and after the first song, he had the crowd in the palm of his hands; all eyes were on him. One of the best things about his performance was that he came out to a full band, and that just added so much more to the whole experience.
What really made the night for me, however, was when A$AP brought out B-Real to cover some Cypress Hill classics like “How I Could Just Kill A Man.” After that, the night belonged to A$AP as he closed out with hits like “Goldie” and “F**ckin’ Problems.” Check out the video to see both ASAP & B Real perform at the Austin 360 Amphitheater. More photos are coming soon.