Last Wednesday night, the Jet Life Tour touched down in Boston, and the JETS crew (with Styles P in tow) graced the Paradise Rock Club stage with their presence and rocked the crowd for hours.
Young Roddy joined Trademark Da Skydiver onstage after Cornerboy P and Fiend did their thing to kick the night off. I was excited to see Roddy for the first time, especially considering how much I enjoyed his Good Sense mixtape that dropped in April.
Roddy’s been on tour with the Jets before, but this 2012 Jet Life Tour is the first one where the majority of fans were actually able to rap along with him – as opposed to tours in the past where many fans didn’t know who he was.
After Roddy and Trademark left the stage, the one and only Styles P took over the mic and put on one of the more memorable performances I’ve seen in all the concerts I’ve attended this year.
The Ghost ran through some of his most classic tracks and had the sold out crowd of 900+ going particularly crazy when he broke out “Good Times” off his 2002 album A Gangster and a Gentleman.
It’s one of those tracks I think everyone just knows regardless of how familiar they are with the rest of Styles P’s catalogue.
The highlight of P’s set, though, might’ve been when he hopped off the stage and traipsed through the crowd so he could get to the bar in the rear of the club. He had been asking for a drink the whole time he was on stage, so when he never received it, he decided to take the issue into his own hands. He performed the next two tracks while standing on the bar as fans above him leaned over the edge of the balcony and reached down.
As good as the show was leading up to Curren$y, by the time Styles’s was through with his set, it was clear that the fans were ready to see who they really bought their tickets to see.
It was my first time seeing Spitta, and I was definitely not disappointed. From classics off Pilot Talk like “King Kong” and “Breakfast” to newer tracks off #The1st28 with Styles P and even some unreleased material off the forthcoming The Stoned Immaculate album, Curren$y chose a great selection of tracks and absolutely killed it.
One of the highlights for me was when he started “She Don’t Want a Man” off Weekend at Burnie’s but then quickly broke into the classic fan-favorite “Michael Knight” (below).
After Spitta’s set was through, he and the rest of the Jets remained onstage for at least 20 minutes signing autographs and dapping up fans that trickled to the edge of the stage through the rest of the mob.
All around, Curren$y and the Jets – and of course Styles P – put on a dope show, and as always, the city of Boston showed much love for the duration of the evening.