21 Savage’s show at the Myth was full of energy, passion, and power. The rapper captured the audience and bestowed upon them some of these emotions. Seldom was there a dull moment at this stacked lineup concert.
Diving into the openers, we start with Calboy. Emerging out of neighboring city, Chicago. Calboy is relatively new to the scene. It was just this year he began making a name for himself. He showed no sign of inexperience on stage. His set was professional and tight. When he broke out crowd-pleasing song, “Envy Me” you could feel the excitement in the air. As someone who doesn’t get to attend a lot of rap concerts and doesn’t possess the knowledge I wish I did in regards to the scene, I can still confidently say that this man’s career will be one to watch closely.
There were a lot of highlights of the night but none more memorable than his performance of song, “A Lot.” Not only is it his most known track but arguably his most composed. The repetition of the phrase “a lot” is thrown out more times than one can count throughout the song giving emphasis to the sincerity of the rollercoaster of this man’s life. Having grown up poor in Atlanta, running with gangs, facing criminal charges and persecution, spending time in jail and so much more we probably can only guess about, Savage took the audience into his life with this song. The crowd was more than happy to go with willingly.
As I stated earlier, rap is not the most known genre for me. But I like to think I know a good show when I see one, and this was without a doubt good. Having spent most of my time at rock shows the crowd energy was foreign to me but still possessed the same excitement and devotion to the music as any other show might. The artists were excited and a blast to watch on stage. It was less than two years since 21 Savage was last in Minnesota and hopefully, only that amount of time will pass again before he returns.