Fuck rain! Rain, sun or shine, that isn’t going to stop Big Boi from putting down an amazing and killer performance. That much is certain and the legendary emcee, who’s better known as one half of arguably the greatest Hip-Hop group of all-time, Outkast, emphatically let it be known on Saturday evening, as he entered the Coast stage for one of the last acts of the second day of North Coast Music Festival at Union Park in Chicago.
Known as Chicago’s “Last Summer Stand” festival, it was raining pretty bad to start Big’s set and why he gave that kind of statement. With it being the kickoff of the legendary emcee’s, Daddy Fat Saxxx Tour, Sack 1, you know know he wasn’t going to let the rain stop him though.
Joined by special guest and fellow Dungeon Family member, who’s also a member of the legendary Organized Noize, Sleepy Brown, Big appropriately opened his set with the opening track, Da Next Day, from his latest solo album, Boomiverse, which was released towards the beginning of Summer. Making it all the more appropriate he’s playing it at one of the festival’s, which marks the unofficial end of Summer.
Not letting the rain bother him at all, Daddy Fat Saxxx would run through several other of his newer solo records from his new album, such as In the South, the Brown guest featured, Freakanomics and Chocolate, among others. Of course no Big Boi set is complete without covers of Outkast classics such as Rosa Parks, Ms. Jackson, So Fresh, So Clean or the Sleepy Brown guest featured, The Way You Move. The rain appropriately starting to finally slow down, by the time Big performed So Fresh, So Clean.
The legendary ATLien getting the Chicago crowd to move around from side to side for his cover of Outkast’s classic, The Whole World and all hype and throw down their A’s for his cover of his Purple Ribbon All Stars, classic get Crunk and hype anthem, Kryptonite (I’m on It) to close out his very stellar North Coast set and show, whether solo with Outkast, Big Grams or however else, you’re always going to get your all from Big Boi in a performance and of course, have a good time.