We were taken back to 2005 last night at the Observatory OC- admitting to being sprung and singing about being in love with a stripper.
The Observatory OC and Out Da House Productions were proud to bring the Grammy award winning "Rappa Ternt Sanga" that took the rap/r&b game by storm in 2005 with his seductive and upbeat auto-tune sound- generating hit after hit, one hook at a time, for the remainder of the decade.
The night began with a few of our local talents: RTG, Eric Martinez, BGM, & JB Tha Pretty Boy. DJ Cali did what he does best on the one's and two's, keeping the crowd lit until showtime.
A little past 11pm DJ Montay stepped behind the deejay set-up, he asked 3 times "Are y'all ready for T-Pain" and each time the response from the crowd escalated. The lights dimmed low and T-Pain ran on stage and the crowd went crazy.
The singer/rapper gave a surprising outstanding performance. For the past decade T-Pain has contributed and been the force behind some of the biggest chart topping club hits with his catchy hooks. Last night, it was all about the hits as he took the focus off his solo work and performed just about every crowd favorite single he's been featured on.
Kanye's "The Good Life" and DJ Khaled's "All I Do Is Win" had everybody with hands in the air. E-40's "U and Dat", Pitbull's "Hey Baby", and Jamie Foxx's "Blame it" had us all dancing along but it wasn't until his biggest hit single alongside Flo-Rida "Low" came on that all the ladies really started to get loose and "low, low, low, low" and the fellas were loving it.
Among other featured singles, he performed Rick Ross' "The Boss", DJ Khaled's "Welcome to My Hood". DJ Montay took a moment to also play us his own work- among them being "Walk it out" and "2-Step"- the singles that had us all on that dirty south dance craze in the mid 2000's.
Towards the end of the night T-Pain reminded us that he is not only a collaborative artist, the man has hits all on his own. He closed out the show with "Buy U A Drank", "Bartender", "I Can't Believe It", "I'm Sprung", "I'm 'N Luv (Wit A Stripper)", and "Up Down".
Let me tell you- I wasn't expecting much out of T-Pain, I walked into that building ready to be lit off the music but disappointed performance wise. Oh boy, was I taken aback! This man is a great performer! Of course the extensive hit catalog is a big part of the hype but his relentless energy through out the entire show was everything to putting it all together. I mean, the man hopped, pop-locked, shuffled, walked it out, 2-stepped, and I believe he even nae-naed on that stage- his energy was up the roof!
It was a pleasure witnessing T-Pain perform and adding this event onto our versatile list of shows.