JeezyandFabolous took the stage by storm at the DOPE Shows and Live Nation’s Hip Hop’s 50th concert, delivering electrifying performances that showcased their legendary status in the genre. With a high-energy crowd, these hip-hop icons proved why they remain at the top of their game, delighting fans with hit after hit.
Freeway Remembers His Late Son
Jeezy and Fabolous took the stage on Nov. 18th and 19th at the DOPE Shows and Live Nation’s Hip Hop 50th concert, captivating the crowd with their incredible performances. The energy in the venue was palpable as fans eagerly awaited the arrival of these hip-hop heavyweights.
On Nov. 18, the first night, Philadelphia rapper Freeway stole the show with his rendition of “What We Do.” The crowd erupted in excitement, fully engaging with the performance.
The “Flip Side” rapper took a moment to reflect on the meaning behind the song, dedicating it to his late son who passed away in 2019. Emotion flooded the stage as he delivered a powerful message, urging the audience to end senseless violence and embrace love and unity.
“I do this for my kid… we need to stop killing each other and love on one another.”
Fabolous Sets The Stage On Fire
The New York rapper, celebrating his 46th birthday, brought the house down with his timeless 2004 classic, “Breathe.”
The crowd sang along to every lyric, creating a moment of pure nostalgia. The connection between Fabolous and his fans was undeniable as everyone vibed to the familiar beats and rhymes. The rapper proved that his impact on hip-hop is still as powerful as ever.
Adding to the excitement of the event, Boo-Bonic of rap group Philly’s Most Wanted took the stage, performing his hits produced by the legendary duo The Neptunes – Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo. The crowd went wild as his electrifying performance filled the venue with energy and enthusiasm.
Jeezy Takes Over Philly
On Nov. 19, Jeezy, hailing from Columbia, South Carolina, took the stage to deliver an unforgettable performance.
The “Trap or Die” rapper kicked off his set with the iconic 2005 hit “Soul Survivor” and continued to captivate the audience with his 2008 single “Put On.” Fans rushed to the front of the stage, singing along with every word, showcasing their connection to Jeezy’s music and its impact on their lives.
The DOPE Shows allowed hip-hop fans in Philadelphia to witness incredible performances by their favorite artists and connect with them on a deeper level. The event provided a platform for artists to share their personal stories and messages, reminding everyone of the power of hip-hop to unite and inspire.
Updated By: Kynedei Iman Hobbs (11/20/23 at 7:01 pm)
Jeezy & Fabolous Set To Headline DOPE Shows’ Hip-Hop 50 Concert
DOPE Shows is partnering with Live Nation to organize hip-hop’s 50th concert celebration, featuring headliners Jeezy and Fabolous. It will serve as a historical celebration, showcasing the genre’s enduring impact on music and culture.
DOPE Shows Presents
On November 18, DOPE Shows, an influential independent Concert Promotion Agency founded by Jamir Shaw and Stephen Piner and operating in Philadelphia, New Jersey, and Delaware, is partnering with Live Nation to organize a grand celebration for hip-hop’s 50th anniversary. The event will occur at The Met Philadelphia, an iconic venue in the city’s music scene.
The star-studded event will be headlined by legendary hip-hop trailblazers Jeezy and Fabolous.
Celebrating 50 Years
Geoff Gordon, Regional President of Live Nation Northeast, shares his excitement about the collaboration, expressing his respect for the founders’ vision and passion for their artists.
“With an eye towards the 50th anniversary of hip hop in 2023, we look forward to working closely with our new partners at DOPE Shows to celebrate this milestone with a series of shows across many of our Northeast territories. Our role as promoters is to help artists achieve their goals. I greatly respect Jamir and Stephen for sharing that same vision and passion for their artists.”
DOPE Shows founders Jamir Shaw and Stephen Piner express their excitement about partnering with Live Nation, saying:
“After years of being an ally and friend of Geoff Gordon’s, it feels good to partner with a legend in the game. Together we plan to show the world that there Ain’t No Shows Like Dope Shows!”
DOPE Shows’ Success
For over six years, DOPE Shows, founded in 2017,successfully sold over 200,000 tickets for shows featuring hip-hop artists such as Lil Baby, Lil Durk, and A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie. Their upcoming venture includes bringing Rylo Rodriguez, signed to Lil Baby’s 4PF label, to The Fillmore Philadelphia for his first headlining performance on September 29, marking another milestone in their journey.
As DOPE Shows continues to ascend in the industry, they are expanding their involvement to the label side of the music business with the launch of DOPE Records in 2022. One of their artists, TOURE, achieved remarkable success with his EP, All I Wanted Was Everything, which garnered nearly a million streams in less than a week.
Stephen and Jamir’s future aspirations include venturing into the hospitality industry, with the ultimate goal of ensuring that DOPE Shows becomes a lasting and cherished institution in both their lives and the city of Philadelphia.
Jeezy & Fabolous Making Moves
In reference to Fabolous, the New York rapper was part of the rap documentary, Mixtape. The trailer debut showcases an impressive lineup of influential artists, including Lil Wayne, Jadakiss, and DJ Clue. This documentary highlights the importance of mixtapes in the hip-hop genre and their impact on artists’ careers.
As for Jeezy, the “Put On” rapper took the stage alongside Atlanta rapper T.I., Gucci Mane, and Rick Ross at the Legendz Of The Streetz Tour in February 2023. The southern crowd in Houston, Texas, embraced every hit the rap icons performed, creating an electric atmosphere.
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