Future has embarked on quite a journey in his music career. With the success of DS2, Evol and What a time to be alive, the sky seems to be the limit for him. After the collab with Drake, it only seemed fitting to have Future apart of the Summer Sixteen Tour. The two have undeniable chemistry on stage and it’s safe to say they both have significant followings that would pack out each and every venue.
I was excited to gain knowledge of the Futurehive pop-up store that occurred during the tour. Some of the merch was the same that was at the venue but, of course there were also other pieces that weren’t. Upon entering the store, you stepped right into all things Future. Pictures of Future lined the walls and all types of merch were available for purchase including dad hats, crafty ‘Wicked’ candles, pins, Freebandz stamped cups and even a limited edition 14k gold eagle pendant designed by GLD shop. Hopefully you were able to stop by or it came to a city near you. Take a look into the hive below.
The day had finally arrived. After paying almost 4x the face value for a ticket to one of the most anticipated shows this summer, the wait was finally over. It was time to see Aubrey Graham, the 6’s own, along with my absolute favorite, Future, take the stage and give me a concert I should never forget. Especially considering the amount I paid for it. Gotta love resale right? I hadn’t seen Drake since his ‘Nothing was the Same’ concert at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn back in 2013. That show was pretty epic so my expectation for Summer 16′ was pretty high. OVO artists Roy Woods and Dvsn opened the concert which was fine by me since I’m a fan of both. I will admit the tone of the concert changed almost immediately since both artists are more on the R&B scale to me. However, as I stated before, I’m a fan of them so I appreciated their performances equally as much.
The moment had arrived. The lights dimmed and surprisingly Drake appeared on the stage first. I don’t think anyone expected him to come out first. Nonetheless, it was hit after hit, anthem after anthem that played throughout the garden. Just to confirm, he should be signed to Hit-Boy because he literally has all the hits boy. Okay sorry for that line but I had to say it. Drake’s set list was far from disappointing. The crowd, including myself, sung line after line the entire night. Even for those who will not willingly admit Drake is their favorite artist, you were bound to hear that one Drake song that you consider a classic.
Future came out about half way through and, seeing that he’s my favorite, he can do no wrong in my eyes. March Madness and Stick Talk will never get old to me. Bringing Young Thug, better known now as Jeffery, as a surprise guest was an added bonus too. Of course, Drizzy came back and they performed songs from ‘What a Time to be Alive’; ending the the joint performance with Jumpman. Drake then took back over and followed through with more hits. I will admit I was shocked Rihanna didn’t come out to join him to perform ‘Work’ but the crowd held her down. So after all of the criticism and never ending debates of Drake and his writing ability, “beef” with numerous rappers and arguments deciding if his music is actually rap or pop, one thing we cannot deny is the man’s talent. He definitely has a huge influence on our generation and is not going anywhere anytime soon. Views is continuing to chart and like it or not, Aubrey Graham has made his mark and is here to stay. I definitely enjoyed this show and even contemplated going to see it again the following night. Check out the merch below and be sure to watch the video too.