The Runaway tour came to NC. We danced, we sang, we headbanged, we rocked, we skanked, and we most definitely enjoyed the hell out of our small moment in this world to do-it-up-proper with a certified rockstar. Here are the the sights, and a lil’ more.
Florida native Tyla Yahweh opened up the tour bringing his hipcona-rock style music to the masses. Yahweh puts on an energetic show with a strange ease, much more seasoned than someone still recording their first album! He is currently working on his debut EP titled F the Rules. The project is scheduled for early 2019. The budding artist by mid-2019 will surely be a household name.
It was a no-brainer that Swea Lee be in on this tour. Having recorded a song with Post Malone, the epic single “Sunflower”, featured on Spider Man: Into the Spider-Verse soundtrack, ended up being his first chart-topping single as a solo artist and included in Posty’s set. Tonight Swae was definitely a crowd favorite performance. People were out of their seats going hard for the Swaecation rapper. For those that do not know he is one half of the hip hop duo Rae Sremmurd. This year he’s had some iconic collabs including being featured on Madonna’s new album and his current single “Won’t be Late,” featuring Drake.
Our favorite multi-talented artist formerly known as Young Stoney blazed the path of the music righteous this week in Raleigh. Putting together a multilayered tour after rave reviews for his latest album Hollywood’s Bleeding, the tour culminated the marriage of hip-hop, country, rap, and singer-songwriter that he likes to present in his career. The versatile performer is a bright light in an over-saturated genre of sound cloud rappers and stagnant one-hit wonders. His chameleon-like style changes throughout the 20 song set gave each person a little taste of something they wanted, even if they weren’t aware it was coming for them. His emphatic approach to his craft leaves you smiling well after the last note is sung. You can see just a bit of his personality in this interview he did a while back, where he eats all the hot wings and dishes on some of the biggest names in the music game. The lure of Post is he is relatable on a hippy level. Open for anything and like that your corn-fed country boy can dig him, your hippy loving grandma will want to knit him a sweater, the inner city millennials will share a mixtape with their coexisters, and me the soccer mom can turn his stuff up on full blast gliding to a game and have all the kiddos singing along. We love Post, you love Post, we all love Post! His latest album Hollywood’s Bleeding is out on Republic Records and you can pick up a copy here. Until next time. Catch his tour – support artists that break boundaries, jump genres, and frankly just make you feel good they exist in this world!
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