A$AP Rocky

House of Blues, Oct. 29


Despite the fact that none of the performers have an official album out, the line to see Danny Brown, ScHoolBoy Q and A$AP Rocky was wrapped around the House of Blues and littered with the most eclectic group of fans you’ll ever see at a hip-hop concert. Oh, and what a rabid bunch of fans they were. After Danny Brown and ScHoolBoy Q heated up the crowd, A$AP Rocky and his A$AP Mob turned the frenzy up to nuclear levels. Wearing white sneakers, T-shirt, a vest and his trademark beanie, Rocky put on a staggering 90-minute set that spanned both the LiveLoveA$AP and Lord$ Never Worry mixtapes. The subwoofers rumbled through the house speakers as the crowd sang along to “Purple Swag” and “Goldie” as the A$AP Mob circled the stage like vultures waiting for their turn on the microphone. A$AP Ferg blitzed through “Work” and A$AP Nast’s “Black Mane” kept the crowd from settling. With ScHoolBoy Q joining Rocky for a riotous version of “Hands on the Wheel” and Rocky closing with the wicked “Peso,” the venue popped like a shaken soda. ★★★★☆