Coverage by: Rupal Mehta, Waylon O’Day, and Tiffany Valdez
Suave, charming and lounging around in a leather jacket, G-Eazy took to HomeAway stage on Friday afternoon while the sun was still hot and the excitement from fans was just ripe. Everything from “Lady Killer” to “Let’s Get Lost,” G-Eazy kept his crowd bouncing with his contagiously upbeat and magnetic songs. Rallying up a fairly large crowd, the rapper provided a fantastic show with fantastic energy.
Californian rapper, Vince Staples brought the heat that day with a vibrant performance at the Austin Ventures stage. Hopping around madly, bringing a twelve year old fan to hype up his crowd, and of course, providing a lengthy rant regarding the cops-Vince’s set was anything but boring. He performed his hit “Norf Norf” and “Señorita,” along with “Blue Suede” that everyone sang along with. Finishing up with “Deep In the Heart of Texas,” Vince won over the crowd with his charisma, fresh new tracks and contagious energy.
Coming out to his new banger “Lord Pretty Flacko Jodye 2,” the Harlem rapper knew how to capture a crowd with his abstract set. With fresh milkshakes being made directly on stage, the rapper did songs from his latest album, AT.LONG.LAST.A$AP, as well as jams from his previous album LONG.LIVE.A$AP. From “F***n’ Problems” to “Electric Body,” the rapper knew how to handle the enormous crowd with ease. Closing out the show with his classic songs “Peso,” Rocky kept the Austin City Limits crowd jiggy with his high energy and silly giggle.
One of the most awaited and hyped acts of the weekend, Drake’s audience superseded that of any other in numbers and in intensity. Showering his Texas family with much love, his set included a lot of his old and new tracks such as “Truffle Butter” and “Legend.” He also included a wonderful rendition of “Hotline Bling” and “My Way.” Midway through his set, Drake surprised his fans with an unexpected arrival by J.Cole who performed “A Tale of Two Citiez,” “Power Trip” and “Planes.” Announcing ACL as his last performance of the year, Drake assured his fans that a new album was in the works. Closing off with nonetheless than fireworks, 6 God finished off ACL day two with a tremendous bang.
Check out Austin City Limits Music Festival’s Saturday (Day Two) recap below: