House of Blues - Boston, MA
April 10, 2019
Review and Photos by: Colin Eldridge
Lil Baby’s The New Generation Tour came through Boston last Thursday as they kicked off the final week of tour, featuring a packed bill this show easily sold out a Thursday night at House of Blues. The place was almost full as soon as the show started at 8, balconies and floor both packed tight.
Jordan Hollywood kicked things off bringing a bit of a punk vibe to the show, with my favorite touch of the night, a live drummer. Hollywood quickly set the tone and the bar high, keeping the crowd engaged over his short set, ending things by facilitating a wild drum solo where he slowly dismantled the drum set over the course of the solo and as a grand finale carried the snare across the stage mid solo.
42 Dugg was up next taking the stage completely solo, he quickly settled into the stage and engaged with the audience riding the waves of the crowd that Jordan Hollywood had started with no frills attached. After a short interlude of select hits (which received a lot of love from the crowd) Marlo came out with a small entourage to keep the party going.
Blueface then took the reigns also coming out completely solo, sporting a bullet proof vest. Despite the initial flex of muscle he ended up bringing out his young son to assist his set in what was hands down the most memorable moment of the night as he danced and even took up the mic. Shortly later he brought out a mop for his signature “Respect My Cryppin’” which he took with him down into the pit to get up close and personal with his fans, all while mopping the floor in a nod to his lyrics “Mop the floor, hide the wet sign just to catch him slippin’”.
A refreshing change of pace when City Girls came out with a whole dance crew dolled up and synchronized, timed in with the nights was a much needed. Noticeably missing was JT who’s just passed her first year of a two year sentence, it didn’t take long for Yung Miami to get the “Free JT” chant going. The City Girls set was music meant to be danced too and they definitely did, even at one point bringing up members from the crowd for a twerk contest.
Finally, Lil Baby hit the stage and the crowd was beyond ready, somehow the place became even more packed, with the balconies 4 or 5 people deep all the way around and the floor completely packed. Accompanied by dancers himself, Lil Baby just jumped straight into a huge setlist blasting off classics like “Drip Too Hard”, “Pure Cocaine” and “Close Friends” early in the dozens of songs he played. Production for the night peaked with a serious light package, smoke and a huge LED screen backing the stage cycling through all sorts of wild visuals to accompany the music.