Nayvadius Wilburn, better known as the rap star Future, performed Sept. 27 at the Clear Channel Metroplex in Little Rock in front of thousands of roaring fans.
Before Future walked onstage, the anxious crowd was unhappy with the local rap artists who opened the show for the rap star while trying to promote their music.
One irritated fan even led the crowd in a “We Want Future” chant, which quickly escalated as some audience members began booing the opening acts.
“I don’t think some of the opening performers deserved to get booed because at least they’re here trying,” said audience member Adam Pointer. “But after a while it started to get on my nerves because I drove all from Magnolia just to see Future and I [had]to wait until [they were]done.”
After the last local rapper left the stage, the energy from the eager crowd began to rise as they noticed Future’s main DJ, DJ Esco, came onstage and began to set up.
Not long after, the roaring crowd went ballistic once Future made his appearance onstage. Some fans took this opportunity to jump over the V.I.P. gate in the hope of getting a closer view of the rap star. This quickly backfired as the security team made the fans hop back over the gate.
Future opened his performance with some of his most popular songs from his debut mixtape Dirty Sprite, which led to his rise to fame in 2010.
Since his debut mixtape, the 31-year-old Atlanta rapper has increased his fanbase by releasing more mixtapes with other featured artists while having multiple singles reach the Billboard’s top lists.
Future has recently released new music this year, but that did not stop his fans from singing along and knowing almost every song lyric throughout his entire performance.
The energized crowd became even more excited when Future started playing some of his newer music.
Since the beginning of 2015, Future has had two Billboard 200 No. 1 albums, Dirty Sprite 2 and his most recent mixtape What A Time To Be Alive, which was released Sept. 20 as a collaboration with Drake.
“I was really happy when he started playing some of my favorite songs from Dirty Sprite 2 and from What A Time To Be Alive,” audience member Alexis Johnson said. “I didn’t think Future was going to play any songs from What A Time To Be Alive because it just came out last week.“
I was pleased with Future’s constant interactions with the crowd the entire night. By conversing with fans, he created positive vibes and a massive amount of energy, which resulted in a great performance.
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