The shut quarters of Irving Plaza was packed Tuesday night time (Sept. 18) as Jay Rock and his particular visitor, TDE’s newest acquisition, Reason, hit New York City for a cease on The Big Redemption Tour. Despite being on East Coast grounds, each Rock and Reason introduced California vibes to one among New York’s most honored venues.
Reason opened the present with a powerful set, impressing the New York crowd together with his thought-provoking rhymes. The latest signee to Top Dawg Entertainment warmed the viewers up with a shifting efficiency of “The Soul” earlier than going into his standout verse on “Seasons” off Black Panther: The Album. After talking to the gang about his love for music, Reason proceeded to play new materials, telling the gang, “If my n---a Top would press the button, I acquired a brand new venture coming ou" -- trying within the route of the label CEO, who sat in VIP. With the gang voicing their approval of the brand new materials, Reason closed his set with a stirring efficiency of “Better Dayz” and “Summer Up.”
Following a quick intermission that included TDE chants filling each nook of the venue, Jay Rock made his look in entrance of a boisterous crowd. Wasting no time, Rock carried out “Knock It Off” and “The Bloodiest,” with the gang rapping alongside to the choruses of each songs. Using the “For What It’s Worth” instrumental as an interlude, the Redemption rapper admit he wasn’t imagined to rap or communicate over the interlude however couldn’t assist himself, because of the followers' energetic vibes. “This shit caught me unexpectedly, and I admire that. Y’all got here out to social gathering with me so it’s time for me to social gathering with y’all,” Rock mentioned earlier than stepping into to his 2014 collab with YG and Schoolboy Q “I Just Wanna Party.”
The present continued with a mixture of electrifying performances of Eastside Johnny’s previous and new materials, together with “ES Tales,” “Tap Out,” “Vice City,” and “Hood Gone Love It.” Rock additionally took a second to inform the gang how euphoric it was being on that stage and seeing everybody rap alongside to his phrases. “I admire y’all for pulling up like this. This shit is wonderful man. This is my first ever sold-out present, I like y’all man” Rock instructed the gang, earlier than beginning up a fiery efficiency of “Troopers.”
The night time hit peak ranges when Jay Rock handled the viewers to 2 shock visitors. Kendrick Lamar induced the gang to roar in unison as he made his look by way of a FaceTime name on Jay Rock’s cellphone. “Where you at,” Rock requested Okay-Dot in entrance of the energetic crowd. “I’m on the headquarters,” Kendrick revealed with a sly grin on his face, which prompted the gang the scream passionately. “You know what meaning when he on the headquarters proper,” Jay Rock requested, earlier than ending the decision. Then, shorty after hanging up, A$AP Ferg joined Rock on stage for an exciting efficiency of the Hood Pope’s 2017 hit “Plain Jane.” “Jay Rock is a legend. One of the primary artists to get signed by TDE and made all of this shit occur. I like you massive bro,” Ferg mentioned, earlier than making his exit.
The night time got here to an finish as Jay Rock spoke to the gang as soon as extra about by no means giving up on their aspirations. “Don’t let no one attempt to cease y’all from doing what y’all attempting to do man. Whatever you’re attempting to do, wherever you’re attempting to go in life, no matter you bought your mindset on, keep there. Never hand over, as a result of on the finish of all of it all of us attempting to win,” Rock mentioned earlier than launching into his hit single “Win.” The power inside Irving Plaza galvanized Rock to offer an encore efficiency of “Win” -- with followers exhibiting their approval, rapping alongside even louder through the encore.