[PHOENIX – TEMPE, AZ.] There’s no better feeling in life than to have crossed paths with random strangers in High School and befriend one another. And yet still continue to have a relationship filled with spontaneous adventures because life is better spent with music, friends and endless memories. Which is why my time in Phoenix was one to be remembered – reconnecting with old flames, fortifying an already firm foundation, and not to mention discovering new music to be kept on repeat.
Special thanks to Suzanne in accommodating StyleHeirs.com with review tickets to the Summer Ends Music Festival. Most of the entire world really enjoys the summer time and having to officially end it in Phoenix was the best choice. This years line up of artist was jam packed with so much creative minds and I was mainly excited for Saturday & Sundays Schedule. Although I would have wanted to see G-Eazy perform since I knew a few of his songs and have been wanting to catch him perform live, I guess another time. However, we got to the festival just in time to see Big Sean’s performance and he got the whole crowd to go wild. It was so damn hot there – most of the guys were half naked and being in the pit was even more hot with all the body heat. For the next go around I’ma have to get into the private balcony to watch the show more comfortably.
The event’s main artist for Saturday was J. Cole and his performance was really hype! The entire crowd was shouting his lyrics and I felt a little left out for not knowing his songs. The only song I knew was the song he did with TLC titled ‘Crooked Smile‘ the others are worth a listen. They’re a glimpse into J. Coles soul and they describe true emotions that the world can identify with and have. Which is the reason behind Coles success – being a voice for those that don’t have the leverage he has and brings comfort of understanding and hope to his listeners. January 28th might be my favourite song of his and during his performance the lines from the hook “If you ain’t aim too high, you aim too low” which I love and live by. At the end of his set I realized that I’ve been missing out on such a great lyricist and could see myself just having his entire work on repeat for the rest of my life.
Out of all the featured artists the one I was excited for was definitely Kanye West because I knew his songs for sure. The last time I seen him was back in 2,008 for his Glow In The Dark Tour two days after I graduated high school. His set up was genius, I loved his light display at Summer Ends – and don’t get me started on the gorgeous Aries+Libra Lunar Eclipse that night. It was a perfect combination watching airplanes fly over our heads, the crimson moonlight and G.O.O.D. Music. The entire night I made wishes to the moon as I rocked out to the best beats and vibes. And leave it to Kanye to finish his performance and not say a single good-bye or thanks to the crowd – he just bounced out.
Inherit Love, I AM,