January 17, 2017 – The “Atlanta Culture” was alive and definitely in the building at The Observatory Tuesday night in front of a Sold-Out Santa Ana crowd. The eager hip hop fanatics lined up for hours trying to get first dibs on being in the front row. All there to see the rap trio perform their newly #1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100, “Bad & Boujee” for the first time live on the west coast. After watching countless videos all over social media of the Migos’ performance of their hit song in Nigeria, in front of what looked like one of the most energetic and lit crowds at a concert ever, that gave us all goosebumps.
Opening the night was Uno The Activist. This Atlanta rapper is hitting millions of streams in the SoundCloud world, without any kind of mainstream acknowledgement. Coming off back to back song successes with Playboi Carti, Uno is one of the biggest acts coming out of the boomin ATL rap scene. Uno warmed up the Observatory performing some songs off his previous mixtapes Gift of Gab and 2015′s No more Thotties. Uno got alot of love out here with an impressive amount of fans rapping word for word to his songs.
It was nearing 11pm and the anxious crowd was all warmed up to see the main performance. The place was full of energy and was like a ticking time bomb waiting for Migos to drop a song and hit the stage. Migos came out performing some of their early mixtape hits from “Young Rich N*ggas” such as “Versace” and “Hannah Montana” all the way to their new songs off their sophomore album Culture. Be on the lookout when Migos stops in your city, because you definitely dont want to miss it.
Words and photos by Dann Gilbuena