Last night, the Kritically Acclaimed tour completely took over Metro. Big K.R.I.T. and special guest BJ the Chicago Kid had the entire venue jumping and screaming the entire night.
Prior to the two performers coming out, DeLorean, the opening act, along with DJ Mike Mars got the crowd hyped up and prepared for the night by playing bangers such as “Slick Talk” by Future, “White Iverson” by Post Malone, among others. Lastly, Atlanta rapper Scotty ATL performed songs from his newest mixtape The Cooligan. It was the perfect way to kick off the rest of the night.
When Chicago’s own BJ The Chicago Kid took the stage, the crowd went crazy. He began by performing slower soulful songs from his 2012 debut album Pineapples Now-Laters to jumpstart the rest of his performance. Among those songs were “Good Luv’n” and “I Want You Back/Lady Lady.” His amazing vocals and stage presence captured the crowd immediately and had everyone singing and swaying along with the music. Next, he performed a song in which he was featured on called “It’s All On Me,” which is a song on Dr. Dre’s latest album Compton. For the end of his performance, he performed “Church,” the lead single off of his up and coming album, followed by the well-known song “Studio,” by ScHooboy Q, which he is featured on. Ending his performance with fast paced heavy hitting songs was the perfect way to transition to Big K.R.I.T.’s grand finale performance.
Before Big K.R.I.T. made his grand entrance onto the stage, the crowd was presented with the setup of the DJ booth. Anyone who is a fan of Big K.R.I.T. knows about his love for Cadillacs. In honor of that, the set was designed with the front of a Cadillac with illuminated headlights that changed colors occasionally throughout the show. By seeing that, the crowd already knew the show was going to be lit. Once K.R.I.T. hit the stage, the building roared with screams and jumping fans. Although the entire performance had the crowd pumped up, the song that really made the crowd go crazy was “86” which is on K.R.I.T’s newest mixtape It’s Better This Way. Following that performance, things got even crazier with his performance of “My Sub, Pt. 3” and “King of the South” from his album Cadillactica. The hard hitting beat had the entire room vibrating. K.R.I.T performed a throwback for his fans that have been with him from the beginning. “Country Sh*t” was the lead single on his album K.R.I.T. Wuz Herewhich was released in 2010. Towards the end of his performance, K.R.I.T. performed “It’s Better This Way,” the title song on his newest mixtape.
K.R.I.T. provided high energy and showed love to his fans the entire performance. The crowd sang along to nearly each of his songs, and proved how loyal they were to him. Fans made sure that Chicago would be a memorable city for K.R.I.T. as he continues his tour across the country.