The Observatory in Santa Ana was playing no games with The Smokers Club 4/20 show, and they rolled out a star-studded lineup headlined by Lil Uzi Vert, Joey Bada$$, Flatbush Zombies, and Playboi Carti. The Observatory expanded the venue by setting up an outdoor stage and had an expanded merch booth along with multiple food trucks. The PREHEATER had press access and covered the show.
Lil Uzi Vert, who cemented his status as a must-see performer with his 20-foot leap into the crowd at Rolling Loud, showed why he is doing 50 million streams a week and had the stoned crowd going craaaaazy! ‘XO Tour Llif3’ was one of the main highlights of the whole day.
Joey Bada$$ and the Flatbush Zombies never disappoint. These guys are some of the few in hip hop who perform their music with no backtrack, and it was icing on the cake that this was one of Joey’s first performances since he dropped All-American Bada$$. You could even find Pro Era members in the crowd during the day kicking it with fans. Flatbush played some unreleased music, and all-in-all, it was a great day for Beast Coast.
Nobody, I repeat nobody, is hotter in hip hop than Playboi Carti right now. Since the drop of his self-titled project, you can get any crowd, party, or club to turn up by pressing play on the banger ‘Magnolia’. Ca$h Carti over Pierre Bourne’s wavy beats popped off in typical Playboi Carti fashion, with the crowd rapping along to most of his lyrics. The A$AP Mob affiliate really showed why there has been so much hype to his name.
Great performances by Squidnice, $uicideboy$, Azizi Gibson, and others earlier in the day helped fill out a great day. Follow the PREHEATER on social media for more exclusive content.