A$AP Rocky Brings Out Hometown Special Guests at the Fox Oakland, 10/24/12
|All pictures by Matt Saincome|
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Fox Theater, Oakland
Better than: Anything else you could do on a Wednesday night. Where were you!?
"We're fighting a war to be understood," Rocky explained, while gesturing to his outfit.
But last night, to everyone's surprise, A$AP Rocky would have some local rap heroes as his allies.
As the beat to "Blow The Whistle" hit the PA and Too $hort made his way out from the back, a bellowing roar came from the crowd. Arms flailed, people danced, and minds (even more so than whistles) were blown as the A$AP Mob joined the Oakland rap legend in the delivery of his biggest hit.
|Too Short's appearance|
After the song, A$AP Rocky brought Too Short to the center of the stage to thank him and explain what an honor it was to share the stage with him. But just as everyone began to think that was the end, Yay Area lingo-creator E-40 came out and went right into "Function."
|Too Short and E-40 on stage with the A$AP Mob|
"Ah man, these are some crusty panties. Now I've got cooties!" he said before tossing them away from him.
|Keep the crusty panties away from me!|
The supporting acts, Schoolboy Q and Danny Brown, also had some tricks up their sleeve. The crowd lost it when Schoolboy Q had Kendrick Lamar run out from the back and do "ADHD," "Backseat Freestyle," and "Fuckin' Problems."
|Kendrick Lamar and Schoolboy Q|
Most wars are, well, kind of lame. This one? This one was off the chain. To the victors go the spoils. At this show, anyone who had a ticket was a victor.
Personal Bias: Schoolboy Q's bodyguard is soooooo sick. He is this big buff guy who wears all black and has a white towel around his neck that he holds onto. He stood on the side of the stage whenever Schoolboy was on stage and just looked TUFF. I wish I had a bodyguard like this. Or even better, I wish I WAS a body guard like this.
By the way: A$AP Rocky spent a decent amount of time trying to find a pretty girl in the crowd, only to ask her if she wanted to "suck [his] cockiness."
By the way: Some of the best reactions of the night came in between sets, when they played 2 Chainz over the PA. During his verse in "Mercy" the whole venue was singing along and dancing to the track.