This past December, Young Jeezy announced that he would be touring in the Spring of 2018 on the Cold Summer Tour, aptly named for one of the better songs on his most recent album, Pressure. Admittedly, I hesitated to immediately buy tickets for the show….because they were $48.00 after taxes and fees. I mean….c’mon Livenation. However, my patience paid off because roughly a month prior to the show date, the tickets made their way to Groupon. Let’s get it!
Instant cop. One of my boys had already let me know he was going (what up Nick!), so after I had tickets we agreed to link up for the show.
We got to The Fillmore right around the time that doors were opening and didn’t have any trouble getting inside. We got a spot located near the center of the stage, maybe 10 feet back from the stage – prime location. We got a couple cans of rocky mountain refreshment and at that point just had to wait for the show to start.
The first act up was Boston George. I can honestly say that I had heard of him, although it was only for one song – “Rich Off Lean” ft. Future. And I honestly only got the song because I was really on the Future wave when that song dropped. Aside from that, I didn’t know much about the guy. The internet tells me that his most recent mixtape is Blow Talk and it has a feature from, you guessed it, Young Jeezy. Regardless, I thought he did a decent job kicking things off. His style of rap is most definitely trap/street anthem type stuff and even if you couldn’t make out some of the words to a song you didn’t know at a live concert, the beat was there to pick up the slack.
Following George was Detroit native and rising star, Tee Grizzley.
Tee Grizzley started getting some buzz in hip-hop circles following the release of his 2017 mixtape, My Moment – notably the single “First Day Out”. Since that point he’s collaborated with artists such as Young Jeezy, Moneybagg Yo and Meek Mill.
Tee Grizzley upped the energy level considerably as he went through a number of songs from My Moment, before ending his set with “First Day Out”, which was pretty hype. And fortunately, this wouldn’t be the last time we saw Tee Grizzley.
And then it was time for the Snowman. Mr. Seventeen Five.
His trademark angry snowman and the words “JEEZY” were alternating back and forth on the screen that was the front of the DJ booth, the lights dimmed down and snow began shooting out into the crowd as Jizzle entered the stage to “Standing Ovation” The crowd was feeling it. I’ll be the first to admit that I’m much more of a fan of Jeezy’s older material than his newer material. It’s not that I dislike the newer stuff, but the older stuff is timeless. It just has that classic Young Jeezy sound and feel to it – especially TM 101. The snowman must have been telepathic that night, because he he gave me exactly what I was hoping to hear. Check the set list:
1. Standing Ovation
2. Bottom of the Map
3. Peace Up
4. Get Ya Mind Right
5. Trap or Die
6. Go Crazy
8. And Then What
10. Dem Boyz (Boyz N Da Hood cover)
12. Cold Summer w/ Tee Grizzly
13. Geeked Up
14. Who Dat
15. Lose My Mind
16. All There
18. Tear It Up
19. All We Do
20. Leave You Alone
21. I Do
22. Get Allot
23. My N*gga (YG cover)
25. Way Too Gone
26. I Luv It
27. Soul Survivor
28. Put On
The tour is still going strong, and I would recommend trying to make it to a show for any long time Young Jeezy fans. He’s been making music for so long now that you sometimes might not realize how many hits he’s made through the years until you start to hear one after another after another. It’s a testament to his dedication, and he puts on a helluva show. You won’t be disappointed.