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Don Toliver Caps Off Life of A Don Tour in LA

Don Toliver has had a huge 2021 leading up to his October release of his “Life of a Don” project (which you can stream below). The Travis Scott cosign is now making a name for himself. After making a stop in over 25 cities including his hometown of Houston, Atlanta, Philadelphia and more, the Life of a Don Tour made its final stop with a 2-show leg in Los Angeles at the Hollywood Palladium.

The project has been in the works since at least February, when he teased the title of the project. And after the announced tour in summer, fans knew the project was nearing. After dropping on Oct. 4, the rap world had been buzzing from Toliver’s second studio project. Additionally, the show was only originally scheduled for a show on Oct. 30, but due to high demand, a second Halloween show was added.

This had been my first time seeing Don. I’ve definitely heard a few of his hooks in the past, including his part in “CAN’T SAY” in Travis Scott’s “ASTROWORLD.” He’s got that recognizable sound when it comes to his vocals, and he’s one of those musicians that perfectly utilizes auto tune to his advantage.

After listening to “Life of a Don” a few times, I knew this man was the real deal. With other hits that have been Billboard charters in “Lemonade” and “After Party,” Toliver is ready for the next step to becoming one of the top artists in the game right now.

Rage and energy are what you can expect from a Don Toliver show. For what it’s worth, after checking in my camera to coat check, I was really hyped to get back and vibe to his music. Although there were no surprises the first night, special guests such as Baby Keem, Dom Kennedy and Kali Uchis showed out for the Don.

Overall, Don Toliver is the real deal when it comes to live performances. I try not to associate him with Travis Scott as much as I can, because I know he’s creating a path of his own. Perhaps one of the most prominent Jack Boys, Don Toliver is headed for major success if he keeps up this momentum. Not only is his sound pretty unique in the sense of rhythm and cadence, but seeing him in person just naturally brings your energy way up.

Although Don Toliver’s tour is wrapped up, there are still a few chances to see him if you’re in the Western part of the U.S. He’s got a performance on Nov. 14 at Day N Vegas, as well as a set on Dec. 12 at Rolling Loud Los Angeles. Check out some of the shots from night one below.

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