The Halloween hot spot on the east coast was WUSL’s Powerhouse 2014! Hands down, bar none, D.C. Corbett and his team shut down Philadelphia this past Friday with hip-hop and R&B’s hottest. The fifteen acts on the bill read like a mainstream Mediabase chart….Chris Brown, Ne-yo, T.I. Trey Songz, French Montana, Jeremih, J. Cole, Kid Ink and ‘em.
Regardless of what anyone (or I) may think about Chris Brown’s personal demons and checkered behavior, he’s a total entertainment package. Breezy’s nine song 25 minute set almost makes you almost want to forget you want to smack him in the back of his neck and give him a time out….. His voice was strong, his choreography was sharp and “X” marked the spot.
Ne-Yo hit the stage quickly reminding “err’body” why he is the King of Swag R&B. He flowed through his ten song 25 minute set like butter on hot biscuits!! He and his team were decked out in Halloween gear, clearly dressed for the occasion giving such a stellar performance, you could just about have left the concert after he left the stage closing with mash-up of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.” His set was like the song…”so sick and soooooo good.
And then there was the King of the South, T.I. fresh off the release of his new CD “Paperwork,” dressed as the Grim Reaper and performing with the intensity of a doctor in search of a cure for the common cold. T.I.P. broke the record for the evening with twelve songs in 26 minutes. The only thing missing from his set was his adorable son Major!!
Trey Songz was OK but he didn’t “dive in” and give anything spectacular while French Montana’s “I gotta call Khloe” performance gave us all a good excuse to make a rest room run with no line (sorry French, keep it 100). Five on it to Jeezy, J. Cole (and his crooked smile) and a 5.5 on it to Trey Songz for making Breezy and Ne-Yo the clear stars of the show.
Power 99 Midday Host Cappuchino and Kid Ink
Ne-Yo on the red carpet with Rise & Grind Morning Show