May the 4th be with me. And it was; because recently on May 4th I went to go see H1GHR MUSIC’s first United States tour. I headed over to LA, but this time to see Sik-K, Woodie Gochild, Ph-1, Jarv Dee, Avatar Darko, Phe Reds, Raz Simone, Ted Park, and Cha Cha Malone. It was a beautiful day in LA this time. It wasn’t as cold as when I went in April.
The show took place at 333 Live this time which is a 2 story nightclub located on South Boylston and West 4th streets. I’d say this time around we didn’t have to wait too long before being able to go in. The first artist to perform was Ted Park. Now keep in mind that before this concert I didn’t really listen to any of the artists’ music besides Sik-K and Woodie’s, so I didn’t know what to really expect except that it was going to be lit since the H1GHR MUSIC label was created by Jay Park and Cha Cha Malone. At first, I was kind of iffy on Ted Park’s music, but after seeing him perform live and first, he definitely got the crowd lit off the bat and set the great mood for the rest of the show. After him was the self proclaimed “bad boy” of H1GHR MUSIC: Avatar Darko. And he did live up to his name haha. He was climbing on top of the speakers and stuff getting hype and the crowd wild. I’m so glad he didn’t fall and create an awkward mood haha. Then for some reason in the middle of his set he decided to take his shirt off and belt out. Not unexpected though for the bad boy of H1GHR MUSIC.
The first 2 artists already made the people of LA tired haha but then they dropped Woodie on us and the mood went through the roof! I thought for sure Woodie was going to be one of the last artists to perform since he is such a popular part of the H1GHR MUSIC team –but hey, I was all for it. Woodie Gochild was one of the artists I really wanted to see on tour and I’m so blessed to finally see him in person perform live. Even more blessed that he performed his hit song ‘LET’S GET IT’ and unreleased material off of his upcoming album under H1GHR MUSIC! I would love to see Woodie Gochild in person perform live again somewhere. Then when the Gochild was done with his set, the vibe turned sexy as Phe Reds made his way on stage with his own guitarist. He performed his only song under H1GHR MUSIC so far ‘Smile’ since he is a newer artist, but he also did amazing covers of other songs too. Raz Simone then came out after Phe Reds slowed down the vibes and he created a based mood in the crowd haha. He parted the crowd in front of the stage all the way back to the sound guy who was in the back of the club just so that during his set he can interact with the crowd and go through them, so that everyone can feel as one. I liked that. There were two of his guys passing out little promotional cards of his website where you can go download his free music before the show outside. I might go check it out sometime after seeing what he did at the show. Then, Cha Cha even hit us with some songs –some songs of his own even –and people were excited to see him, because “We needed a Cha Cha beat boy!” hahaha. Then, I don’t know if a lot of people knew this about Cha Cha but him, Jay Park, Phe Reds, and other members of H1GHR MUSIC used to also be breakdancers. Cha Cha closed out his set by having a one on one battle with Phe. It was too hot. Even I was giving props as I was also a fulltime breakdancer in the past so I had to pay my respects. Jarv Dee came up after Cha Cha and I was cracking up because he kept saying, “Motherfxxking LA you ain’t loud enough. This is motherfxxking H1GHR MUSIC!” throughout his set haha. And hey, he wasn’t wrong. He was a beast on the mic though as the flow and intensity he brings while he raps is just fire. Even if I also didn’t know too much of Jarv Dee just like most of the LA crowd, I still found myself going hot and mean dancing and turning up to his music. He was nuts! hahaha! I think he is more of the “bad boy” of H1GHR MUSIC than Avatar Darko haha.
Then, the moment MOST of the crowd was waiting for –or at least I thought it was haha. I thought Sik-K was coming out on stage …but how could I forget that PH-1 didn’t perform yet?! I guess I was having too much fun throughout the entire show haha. I’m so glad this show seemed so much longer. So yeah, PH-1 came out next -looking fly as always and I was able to bring my mood way up again and get my happy vibes on as he performed ‘PERFECT’, ‘Donut’, and other of his bops. Then, to close out introducing the artists of H1GHR MUSIC, finally Sik-K the man I was there to see MOSTLY(as I’ve always been a big fan of his collabs on other artists’ work and his own chill music as well) came out looking like he didn’t know he was the man there everyone came to see haha. The crowd got so loud! I loved it haha. He performed ALL of his hits, so I’m not going to name them here as you all can just go and look ’em up and support his great music. I will say this though, he did perform some songs he did with Jay(he even performed some of Jay’s songs haha) and with artists he specially appeared for on Show Me The Money. Then after Sik-
K’s set I thought they were about to close out the show. Surprise! Yultron showed up hahaha! But I feel that story of that turn up is confidential and special to the people that went, so Imma leave that for us that went haha.
At the end of the show we took a picture -H1GHR MUSIC and the crowd. Try to see if you can find me haha. Probably not though, because the LA stop was SOLD OUT! H1GHR MUSIC then left us by performing ‘YeLowS Gang’ and ‘Life is a Gamble’ which I got up and turned the fxxk up because those are my songs and even pulled some boys and girls with me to dance. Ahh It was a lit time at 333 Live in LA on a beautiful Star Wars Day Friday. The night didn’t end though after the show at 333 Live. Oh nooo! hahaha! I met some new show friends that were also mostly there to see Sik-K and we headed over to Club Bound after in Koreatown. I was just there 2 weeks before the show for another show haha. And we had a great time at the H1GHR MUSIC afterparty. Me and one of them actually left together as they lived in LA and I am from Las Vegas, so we wanted to chill more. Ate my dinner at Denny’s on Figueroa. Then walked back to my hotel. I stayed at the LUXE which is a nice hotel also located on Figueroa. I won’t go into too much detail of what happened after the show at Club Bound and all the way back to the hotel and at the hotel, but I will say this: I had a really productive night and fun night that Friday. Waking up on Saturday on Cinco De Mayo with a friend in a hotel in Downtown LA felt like we were higher too.
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