Meek Mill

House of Blues, Aug. 3

Meek Mill is the hottest rapper in the game right now. And if the 2.5 million people who downloaded his Dreamchasers 2 mixtape in the first 24 hours didn’t substantiate those claims, a pack of 17-year-olds waiting outside the doors for hours just to be front row for the opening night of his Dreamchasers tour confirmed it. After local talents Radio Ramone and Jazz Lazer warmed the crowd and fellow Maybach Music Group artist Gunplay lit the fuse, Meek blew the roof off the house with a raucous set that ignited several mosh pits. Wearing all black with a scowl, the Philly rapper’s high-pitched cadence mesmerized the crowded venue from the moment he plunged into “Flexin.” The 25-year-old rumbled through “House Party” and “Tupac Back” before turning the stage into his personal pulpit with “Amen,” complete with dollar bills raining from the sky. Closing with his smash single “I’ma Boss,” Meek finally cracked a smile as he held his microphone out to soak up the crowd barking the infectious chorus in unison. Meek’s actual “Bawse” Rick Ross must be proud. ★★★★☆

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