Under the Influence of Music Tour: Wiz Khalifa, A$AP Rocky, and Friends
LocationGexa Energy Pavilion
- July 28, 2013 6pm
A$AP Rocky's breakout performance at South by Southwest last year might have devolved into a massive brawl, but at least we learned that the young rapper can perform with stunning accuracy even when an unruly crowd is pelting him with water bottles and beer cans. He came out out of the ensuing controversy that much more popular. Just over a year later, he headlines an entire lineup of decorated artists, including the equally revered Wiz Khalifa. However, both men should keep an eye on the rapidly rising star of Trinidad James, a truth-in-advertising upstart who is actually Trinidadian. Like many other rappers of his era, James went from homemade online videos to having his own label seemingly overnight, a familiar storyline in this genre. As such, the entire "Under the Influence" tour is a one-night primer for the next generation of self-made rap moguls. Also on the bill: B.o.B, Joey Bada$$ & Pro Era, Berner, Chevy Woods, and Smoke DZA.