If I were to compile a Top 5 list of my favorite rappers, Playa Fly would definitely make that list. I was introduced to his music way way back in middle school and I have been a huge fan ever since.
The deep southern accent laced lyrics over bass heavy beats had me instantly hooked. I bought every album I could find at the Hickory Ridge Mall. I told you this was way way back in the day. I even wanted a silk Versace shirt because he wore one on the Movin' On album cover. He made me proud that a guy from a not so great part of Memphis actually was doing something big. That really resonated with me.
Fast forward to 2017 and I hear about Playa Fly performing at Hard Rock on New Years Day as part of their Day One Live series. There was no way I was going to miss out on seeing Playa Fly perform in concert in Memphis.
The Set Up
The show was everything I expected and more. Playa Fly performed all the classics as well as some awesome freestyles. The crowd was electric and the vibe was everything! I was pleasantly surprised to see fellow Memphis hip hop legends Gangsta Black and Tommy Wright III in attendance as well.
The live band made the show even better. Very Roots-esque. Hip hop with a band just sounds so much better to me.
Here's a little video recap of the performance. That vibe was everything!!
This was one of the more energetic concerts I've ever attended and the crowd participation was amazing. This was truly a great experience. If you're a Playa Fly fan, what's your favorite track? Nobody Needs Nobody will go down as my favorite.
Life is for Living,