Wiz Khalifa and Logic kicked off their Vinyl Verse tour in Irvine, CA July 27th and made their way across the south and midwest the last two weeks before hitting the east coast. On August 16th the tour stopped at the Barclays center in Brooklyn, NY which has been the Brooklyn Nets home since 2012 and the NY Islanders from 2015-2020 and as of 2021 is the home of the WNBA team the NY Liberty. Over the last decade these two artists have risen to hip-hop legends. On this stop and all previous dates Wiz Khalifa and Logic were joined by 24kGoldn, Dj Drama, C Dot Castro, and Fedd the God. The next four dates include all support acts except 24kGoldn before he joins the tour again on 22nd. Khalifa performed with a band while Logic performed with a DJ. The stage was the same for all acts except only Khalifa and Logic’s DJ used the riser onstage and the part in the stage where Khalifa’s band was had a screen in front during Logic’s set. There was a lot of movement all night between all the acts. Each show changes who closes. For this show it was Logic.
After releasing two albums Khalifa found massive success with the release of Rolling Papers (2011) which was his first album on a major record label (Atlantic). Rolling Papers went 2x-platinum and hit number 1 on the Billboard US R&B and Rap charts and 2 on the Billboard 200. Khalifa’s next album O.N.I.F.C. also hit number 2 on the Billboard 200 and number 1 on both the R&B and Rap charts and was certified platinum. His fifth album Blacc Hollywood hit number 1 on the Billboard 200, US R&B, Rap, and Canada charts as well as selling platinum. His sixth album Rolling Papers 2 hit number 2 on the Billboard 200, U.S. R&B and Rap charts. The latest release is Multiverse which came out just last month on July 29th.
This is Khalifa’s 10th tour overall and third with another artist as he had toured with Snoop Dogg in 2016 and Currensy in 2019. Khalifa has had three AMA nominations, 10 Grammy nominations, a Golden Globe nomination, five MTV Europe Music Awards, four MTV VMA nominations, and two People’s Choice nominations. On top of that Khalifa has won two Teen Choice Awards, three Billboard Music Awards, and one BET award. Khalifa came out atop the riser with a joint in his hand opening his set with “We Dem Boyz,” followed by his first major hit “Black and Yellow.”
Khalifa also performed a few collabs he’s been part of like Ty Dolla $ign’s “Or Nah,” Chief Keef’s “Hate Bein’ Sober” which also includes 50 Cent, and “Young, Wild & Free” recorded with Snoop Dogg. The second to last song was “See You Again,” which was recorded between Khalifa and Charlie Puth for Furious 7 (2013) part of the Fast & Furious series as a tribute to actor Paul Walker who had died in a tragic car accident before he had finished filming the movie. Now this song has become a tribute to not only Walker, but a number of fallen hip-hop heroes over the last few years like Nipsey Hustle, DMX, Mac Miller, Young Dolph, Juice Wrld… As the song was performed there was an in memoriam style video honoring these icons beginning with Walker. Khalifa ended with “Taylor Gang.”
Logic came out sporting a NY Yankees Judge jersey and cap. Logic last performed at the Barclays Center November 8, 2019 on his Confessions of a Dangerous Mind Tour. Logic announced retirement in 2020 from music to be a father and 2021 released his autobiography The Bright Future which was a NY Times number four best seller. A month later there would be new videos on Logic’s YouTube channel and by June Logic announced he was returning to music officially. On April 9th this year Logic performed at the SoundMoney festival marking his first performance since the end of Confessions of a Dangerous Mind Tour November 15th, 2019.
Logic was a support act for Kid Cudi back in 2013 and since then has had six headline tours and this is his third co-headline. Logic is both Grammy nominated and iHeartRadio Music Award nominated and has won an MTV Video Music Award, a BMI Hip-Hop/R&B Award, and a BMI Pop Award. Logic has released seven albums all on Visionary/Def Jam, three went Platinum and one went Gold. Logic has had two number 1 albums on the Billboard 200 which also were number 1 on the US R&B/ Hip-Hop and US Rap charts. Another four of those seven albums were in the top of five on the Billboard 200. Logic’s latest album Vinyl Days was released just a month ago on June 17th. Logic has also released nine mixtapes. Logic has been a featured artist on around 20 songs. Logic has had 18 of his own singles to be certified between Gold and 8x Platinum.
Logic performed 23 songs beginning with “Keanu Reeves,”and it included a few of those Gold/Platinum hits like “Everybody,” “Homicide” which was recorded with Eminem, as well as his first single “Under Pressure.” Logic closed out his set with two of his biggest hits “1-800-273-8255” which went 8x Platinum and “Everyday,” which was recorded with Marshmello and went 2x Platinum.