On the opening night of the highly anticipated the F.O.R.C.E tour featuring LL Cool J, Queen Latifah, The Roots, and Rakim, the stage was set for an unforgettable night of hip-hop and rap. The audience was buzzing with excitement as they eagerly awaited the performances of these legendary artists in Charm City last night!
The tone was set for the evening and it stayed high-energy and engaging. Each set by the legends effortlessly hyped up the crowd with their infectious beats and captivating lyrics. The audience was immediately drawn to their charismatic performances, setting the stage for an electrifying night ahead.
The crowd was taken on a journey through their extensive discographies. From the smooth flow and intricate word play from Rakim, to the Queen of hip-hop herself Queen Latifah and the powerful lyricist LL Cool J, showcased why they are considered pioneers of the genre.
Some other really dope highlights (and there were many) for me was De La Soul, Queen Latifah bringing out Monie Love and DJ Z-Trip killing it on the turntables.
But the moment the CFG Bank Arena crowd popped the loudest for was the ultimate showman, LL Cool J. From the moment he stepped foot on stage, the energy in the venue reached an all-time high. LL Cool J’s charisma and stage presence were unparalleled as he flawlessly performed his classic hits. The crowd erupted in euphoria, dancing and singing along to every word. LL Cool J’s performance was a reminder of why he is considered one of the greatest hip-hop artists of all time.
Overall, the opening night of The F.O.R.C.E tour was a resounding success. Each artist brought their A-game, showcasing their immense talent and leaving the audience in awe. It was a night filled with nostalgia, empowerment, and pure joy, reminding us all why hip-hop and rap continue to be such influential genres in the music industry.
FINAL GRADE: A