We touched down in Long Beach, California this weekend to attend the Smokers Club Festival at the Queen Mary! With the Line-up being stacked with some of Hip Hop’s all-stars we knew we were in for a good time. We stayed glued to the main stage where acts such as; ScHoolBoy Q, Wiz Khalifa, Mac Miller and Kid Cudi performed. First set we caught was Bay area natives SOBxRBE who performed bangers, “Lane changing”, “Calvin Cambridge” and “Paramedic!” off the ‘Black Panther’ soundtrack which of course had the crowd jumping cuz, “B*tch I be Gangin’!” We then awaited Trippie Redd but to our surprise we were blessed with a Young Thug set instead, who shut it down with “Bestfriend” and “Wyclef Jean” he had everyone present and it was worth the switch. Fast forward to ScHoolBoy Q’s set, who performed some older hits from ‘Oxymoron’ but refused to take it back any farther than that stating “I’d only be performing for like 3 people if I perform that old shit” his sense of humor shined just like his poppin’ performance. Wiz Khalifa then graced the stage with his presence opening to “Waken Baken” aka Track 1 off ‘Kush & OJ’ in which he performed in its entirety while smoking tough and passing out inflatable Raw Joints and closing with a guest appearance from… Big Sean! Making Saturday, Day 1 a huge success as Hip Hop fans rejoiced!
Sunday, we catch TDE’s own, Isaiah Rashad and he was nothing less than hyped! He stayed at the front of the stage and vibed out completely with tracks like “Menthol”, “R.I.P Kevin Miller” and “Wat’s wrong” (which he crouched down and sang a bit of it with me.) He also brought out upcoming artist J.I.D to perform “NEVER” which really had the crowd TURNT. TDE artists always come with the best energy, this was nothing less of that. He ended his performance stating “Finishing up the album, catch us on the TDE Championship tour” which will include all his label mates! As we approached the evening, a full moon arises and Kid Cudi was set to hit the stage next – fans had already began chanting his name. High energy attached, Scotty then blesses the stage after the buildup and beat drop to “Baptized in fire” and he was in his element seeming as happy as he was that one time at Coachella dancing to “Electric Feel.” He even acknowledged the full moon and how special the performance was going to be because of it, and only one song in he had the crowd chanting his name. He then continued with tracks, “Frequency”, and “RevoFev” and even a surprise performance from King Chip to perform classic track, “Just what I am.” Closing out SCF and making it completely memorable and a moment we can thank Cudder for all the love attached with that set, & thank the good people at Golden Voice/Smokers Club for showing the LBC a phenomenal line up.