On Halloween Eve, Power 105.1 hosted their annual Powerhouse concert with a number of top recording artists and special guests. However, this time it was at the Barclays Center, which made it more special because it was in Brooklyn. The headliners for the evening were Chris Brown, Trey Songz, J. Cole, Ne-Yo, French Montana, Bobby Shmurda, T.I, Childish Gambino, Migos, Tinashe, Kid Ink, and Young Jeezy.
The sold-out show was one of the biggest concerts of the year. The arena was jam-packed with anxious, excited, and ecstatic music lovers, who wanted to watch their favorite music act perform live on stage. There were no empty seats in sight! People from all walks of life made it their business to attend the concert despite the fact that the following day was a work and school day.
Powerhouse was hosted by Power 105.1's radio personalities DJ Envy, Angela Yee, Charlemagne Tha God, Prostyle, and Angie Martinez. The concert was also a special treat for Martinez because this was her first after moving from rival station Hot 97. She was just simply amazed at how many people came out to watch the show.
The set-up for the concert was like a 3D movie atmosphere due to the lighting, graphics, and sound effects, which captivated people's eyes right away. To get the party started, newcomer Migos hit the stage with so much energy, performing their high-tempo tracks, including "Versace" and “Fight Night.” Another newcomer, Tinashe, performed her radio smash hit, "2 On," her new single "Pretend," and she also showed off her dance moves to the welcoming crowd.
The line-up continued with Childish Gambino, Kid Ink, and Bobby Shmurda. Gambino performed his hit single, "3005," and Ink performed his summer smashes, "Main Chick," and "Show Me." But, the crowd went bananas when Shmurda performed "Hot Nigga." Everyone, from teens to adults, was hyped to do the "Shmoney Dance." And as Shmurda usually does with all his shows, he had a youngin’ perform the dance and fans supported the little boy enthusiastically.
Bronx native, French Montana performed his hit bangers, " Don't Panic," "Ocho Cinco," Ain't Worried About Nothin," and "Pop That." But Montana's set was far from over; he brought out fellow Bronx native Remy Ma as the night’s first musical guest. She performed the song, "Whuteva," and her verse to the club banger, "Lean Back," letting everyone know that the BX was in the building. It was also a reminder for everyone that she is back on the scene.
T.I kept the audience fired up, performing a plethora of his hits including, "What You Like," "Bring Them Out," "Top Back,” "What You Know," "Mediocre," and "About the Money," featuring Young Thug. He also brought out Columbia Records' new signee Dej Loaf, and she performed her song, "Try Me."
Before J. Cole began performing on stage, he presented the audience with a history lesson by showing a video on police brutality. Following the clip, he launched his set with the groundbreaking record, "Be Free." He continued to set the mood, performing "Nobody's Perfect,” "Work Out, " "Can't Get Enough," and "Power Trip."
While many hip-hop acts performed on stage, it was time for R&B artists to make a statement. To set off the groovy mood, R&B gentleman Ne-Yo performed his hits, "Miss Independent," "She Knows," "So Sick,” "Sexy Love," and "Closer." But, the crowd was overjoyed when they saw Trey Songz and Chris Brown. Trey sung "Bottoms Up," and those love songs we love to hear including, "Dive In," "All We Do," featuring Chris Brown. Breezy's electrifying dance moves drew people's attention when he performed his songs, "X" "Strip," and "Loyal." He also sung an a capella version of "Poppin," reminding everyone of the voice. Since Chris Brown and Trey Songz will be going on tour TOGETHER soon, ladies and gentlemen, they performed their collaborative joints, "Tuesday (Remix)," and "Songs on 12 Play."
The concert ended with Young Jeezy aka the Snowman performing his street anthem, "Seen It All," with one of Brooklyn's Finest, Jay- Z. Yes, Jay-Z! It was time for BK to really stand up!
The Powerhouse 2014 Concert was a huge success and people did not leave disappointed. A vast number of people showed love and support for their top-rated artists. Angie Martinez was right; this concert will truly go down in history! It will also be a public service announcement for those who missed out on this special event. And to keep the party jumpin', guests attended Power 105.1's after-party at Stage 48 with Trey Songz along with many others.
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Kid Ink, Tinashe