It's only right that after another massive year, Boi-1da, came home to celebrate with his city. The OVO hitmaker is coming off of a crazy run in 2018 with cuts on Cardi B's multi-platinum studio debut, Invasion of Privacy, Travis Scott's magnum opus Astroworld, and of course, Drake's most recent world beater, Scorpion.
Rather than going Hollywood on us, 1da touched down in Toronto last week to host an Up Close event in partnership with the folks at LOTTO MAX. Together, the two turned Mod Club into an exclusive concert with the only way of entry being a winning ticket from LOTTO MAX itself. This is the third time the company has hosted an Up Close show, but this time around, 1da cranked it up a notch and brought out Trappy's dad 2 Chainz. Accompanying Tity Boi were local stars, Killy and Savannah Re, who brought their all and proved why they're up next.
Much like LOTTO MAX's philosophy of bringing big acts to small stages, all three of the artists held the venue's attention and delivered their sets with poise and undeniable star power. Starting things off was Savannah Re, who has spent the last few weeks on tour with another homegrown talent, Jessie Reyez. Sav set the mood with her small but impressive catalogue, providing R&B jams like the Yogi and Jordon Manswell produced cut "Impressed."
Next up was Scarborough's own Killy, who crashed onto the stage performing a barrage of hyped up tracks like, "Anti Everybody", the 16 yr-old-assisted banger "No Romance," and his breakthrough smash "Killamonjaro." Mr. Hood Hokage brought the energy up and nearly got the balcony crowd moshing.
Finally, 2 Chainz graced everyone with his presence and rolled onto the stage with what can only be an uncomfortable amount of ice around his neck. Thankfully, the dude wasted no time running through his hits and kept everyone vibing thanks to a grab bag of tracks like "Bigger Than You", "4AM," and the timeless anthem, "Birthday Song." You can catch some of the footage below via Instagram.