Wale (@Wale) along with Black Cobain (@BlackCobain) stopped at the Wilbur Theatre Wednesday night for the Boston leg of Wale’s “No Days Off” Tour. The Boston stop came after he performed two nights in a row at Lupos Heartbreak Hotel in Providence.
At The Wilbur, opening act Ethan Jaymes was followed by Moe Pope and Headnodic. Moe and Headnodic’s set was cool, but the crowd had trouble warming up to Ethan whose music sounds a lot like that of Asher Roth, Sam Adams and Chris Webby. Once Moe Pope and Headnodic left the stage, Wale’s The Board Administration’s DJ 5’9 spun a half-hour set before being joined by Black Cobain (@BlackCobain).
Cobain’s energy as a performer is amazing. He gave the crowd 110% and they loved every bit of it. He plugged his upcoming mixtape Young Gifted & Black (coming in June) and offered to follow the fans that tweeted “#YGB”. He performed “4AM” and a few more tracks off YG&B before the host of Wale’s More About Nothing mixtape DJ Omega took over. By this point the crowd had been more than ready for Wale and it was evident they were growing anxious, not knowing what moment during Omega’s 20-minute set that Wale was going to come out. With the Wilbur flooded with anticipation Wale finally hit the stage to the screams of hundreds of fans and went right into “The MC”.
Tre from UCB was onstage with Wale as they hit other favorites off More About Nothing like “The Breeze”, “The Trip Downtown”, “The Black N Gold”, “The Breakup Song”, and “Ambitious Girl”.
Wale didn’t cover much off his Attention Deficit album but the crowd was satisfied with “Beautiful Bliss”, “90210” and “Chillin”. He expressed his love for the Bean and got personal about shooting “Chillin” his first video in Boston. He held up his Maybach Music Group medallion and reminded us that MMG was the right move for him:
“Whatever you do, make sure you do it your motherf*cking way. One thing about me you know I don’t do this jewelry sh*t, but a n*gga gave me this chain and said ‘I’ma let you make whatever the f*ck kinda music you wanna make for the rest of your career'”. This came as a consolation to fans that Wale’s style would change after Rick Ross recruited him to Maybach Music.
He performed his unreleased track “Gettin Geetchi on Em”.
“I bet these broads gon’ follow, chain so big, can’t pop my collar”.
Wale, and his Board Administration crew invited a few female fans on stage for a dancehall set in which Black Cobain, and fellow MMG artist Maga zeen danced with the more than eager ladies. Cobain joined Wale to perform “4 AM” a second time and Wale went into some tracks that he’s been featured on including J.Cole‘s “You Got It”. He got the crowd to “Make It Rain” before easing into “No Hands”.
Overall, Wale put on a really great, high-energy show and fans got more than their money’s worth. He’s finishing up his “No Days Off” tour and preparing for the release of MMG‘s Self Made which drops May 23.