Last Friday night was the Adelaide leg of Aussie rapper Illy's nationwide 'On & On’ tour, featuring special guests Tuka, Allday & Elemont. We’ve recently gotten into the Aussie hip-hop scene a bit more, and we knew that this was going to be a show not to be missed!
Elemont opened up, hyping up the already excited crowd and setting the tone for the rest of the night. With superb word play and catchy tunes we think that Elemont definitely gained a lot of new fans that night and was bombarded with people wanting to meet him after his set!
South Aussie rapper Allday then took to the stage and kicked off what turned into a chilled, yet totally crazy performance. The crowd got pretty wild when he played smash hit ‘Girl In The Sun' and then started taking photos and filming himself performing! That night Allday was also celebrating his signing to Illy's label OneTwo Records and this made his performance that little bit more special not only for him, but also for all of his fans and family in his hometown!
Next up on stage was Tuka,who is also part of Sydney based group Thundamentals. We hadn’t heard too much of Tuka’s solo music before but we were loving his alternating vocal speeds and all-around positive message. The audience were definitely digging his style and we were even approached by a few loyal Tuka & Thundamental fans during this set who told us we just HAD to go to their upcoming Australian tour!
Finally, with the crowd more than ready for it, the main man himself Illy took to the stage to our (somewhat intoxicated) applause and cheers! Illy played a heap of tracks from his new album, including the hit On & On, followed by a few fan favourite throwbacks. Everyone fired up even more when he cranked out ‘It Can Wait' and by this point people were crowd-surfing left, right and centre.
Fck Yeah White Rappers’ very own Sam got to meet Illy, Allday & Elemontduring the show and not only are these guys awesome rappers, they’re also super down-to-earth guys with a clear passion for music. We really recommend going to see all of four of the guys from this tour if you’re in Australia, and in the meantime go have a suss of their music either online or in store.
For our international readers, we’ve linked up each artist’s Facebook pages for you in this post.
Overall this was an unforgettable show not only for us but all of the fans and music lovers who were there! Illy's On & On Tour was a complete success!