Power 105.1 is known for bringing the hottest radio hitters in the game for their annual Powerhouse concert and this year on Saturday Nov. 2, was no exception as people flooded to Brooklyn's Barclays Arena in hopes of catching their favorite stars in action. The evening was presented Play GIG-IT.
The night was sure to be epic with a hit heavy set by Big Sean. Giving a high energy performance, it was surprising to consider that this was just the appetizer. K. Michelle also warmed-up the crowd, bringing the ladies to the feet, encouraging the crowd to live by "safe sex and paychecks".
Next up was Meek Mill, who made no attempt to conceal the fact he wasn't feeling how early in the night his set was. With that being said he was a crowd favorite featuring songs from his mixtape "Dreamchasers 3." He performed such fan favorites as "Intro (Dreams and Nightmares) and "Lil Ni**a Snupe". He even brought some friends through as Jadakiss joined him for "Heaven or Hell" and Nicki Minaj joined him for "Dope Deal".
2Chainz burst on stage an all red leather jacket, but his set made it clear he was making more than fashion statements. His radio bangers had the crowd on their feet rapping the lyrics back at him.
A$AP Mob came through, showcasing members A$AP Ferg and A$AP Rocky hits. NY showed love to the Harlem natives as they rocked the stage for a short set playing songs like "Shabba" and "F*ckin' Problems".
Fabolous was most definitely a highlight of the night, the Brooklyn native received all the hometown love that a city legend deserves. His set covered everything from his early rap songs to his most recent material from S.O.U.L Tape mixtape series. Nicki Minaj and Meek Mill returned to the stage to rock with Fab on "I Be On That". Before Fab left the stage he had a message for the Hip-Hop world and a response for Kendrick Lamar's controversial "Control" verse. Fab responded saying, "All kings come from Brooklyn".
Kendrick Lamar, perhaps the biggest talk in Hip-Hop, was set to end the night, but not without showing love to the TDE crew. Schoolboy Q hit the stage with “Collard Greens", providing the perfect precursor for Kendrick to come out. Kendrick showed love to his TDE fam, bringing out Jay Rock for "Money Trees" and introducing one of the newest members Isaiah Rashad. He even performed his radio hit "Poetic Justice" with TDE songstress SZA. Kendrick even took a break from his "HiiPower" set to introduce Lil' Kim as the Queen B of the rap game. Nicki Minaj and Lil' Kim on the same stage is something fans though they would see. Well, we might have to wait a little longer for that, but both in the same night is still a noteworthy accomplishment. And as the crowd vowed to never kill Kendrick's vibe, everything was alright.
JT Tarpav contributed reporting.