THE REVIEW: Travie McCoy Takes on NYC

The number one selling cognac in the world, Hennessy, and New York’s number one radio station, Hot 97, partnered together to present Hennessy Artistry NYC with Travie McCoy at S.O.Bs hosted by radio personalities Peter Rosenberg and Angie Martinez. Opening acts Wynter Gordon and XV started the night off with the innovative musical platform that brings together emerging performers and the most popular music artists of today, giving fans a once in a lifetime experience. The flashing lights from cameras were radiant by the time headliner Travie McCoy hit the stage approximately at 10:43pm. Being accompanied only by Gym Class Heroes drummer Matt McGinley, Travie started his set with “Bad All By Myself” off of T-Pain’s Nappy Boy Allstars Volume 1 mixtape. By the end of this selection, he had every fan in the building singing word for word. Once Travie commandly said “I feel good” the crowd in unison responded “real good”, which led him into the Cee-Lo Green assisted “Dr. Feel Good” off his Lazarus album. The most intense performance went to the rock fused “Critical”. During the intermission, Travie asked everyone to hug the person to the right of them as a segue into the friendly “We’ll be Alright” as The Oxymorons joined him as hypemen. Barrett Strong’s classic “Money (That’s What I Want)” was the perfect introduction for the 2x platinum single “Billionaire”. Next was “Superbad”, then an acapella performance of “Left Hand Girl” off of Nappy Boy Allstars. McCoy preceded with “The Manual” another cut off Lazarus. In an attempt to reassure to the fans in attendance that the Gym Classes Heroes are still together and working on a new album, he performed the most recognized song of the night, “Cupid’s Chokehold”. As the end of night ensued his set was capped off with his new single “Need You.” The event overall was a success and every performance was captivating. As a solo artist, Travie McCoy is definitely on to something big. Be sure to buy his album ‘Lazarus,’ which is in stores and online now.


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