SCREAM TOUR NXG PERFORMS IN WASHINGTON, DC
The OMG Girlz kicked off the Scream: The Next Generation’s concert at DAR Constitution Hall this past Sunday.
The DC concert, which also featured boy band Mindless Behavior, rapper Diggy Simmons (son of Rev. Run of Run D.M.C), singer Jacob Latimore, and the group Hamilton Park, was a success, according to writer Sarah Godfrey of the Washington Post:
Things started with a history lesson about the tour, and the kids shouted even during this brief educational intrusion. Then the OMG Girlz, best known for “Pretty Girl Bag,” a remake of Soulja Boy’s “Pretty Boy Swag,” kicked things off in earnest. If Nicki Minaj and the Twitter bird reproduced, their offspring would resemble these adorable girls, with their blue hair and toy-encrusted corsets.
Hamilton Park, whose members are all older than 18, making the foursome the old men of the Scream tour, seemed more popular with the high-schoolers and mommies in the crowd, but Jacob Latimore, best described as a teeny-tiny pre-scandal Chris Brown, recaptured the interest of the preteens with a G-rated cover of Lil Wayne’s “How to Love.”
Diggy Simmons, who has been endorsed by Kanye West and, naturally, his dad, lived up to his hype. The kid perfectly straddles the line between teen idol and legitimate rapper, coming off as a less angst-filled Drake on tracks such as “Thinkin’ ’Bout You.”
Mindless Behavior, standing at the top of the baby R&B/hip-hop heap, is a cute little leather-clad foursome that has toured with Justin Bieber and just dropped its debut album, “#1 Girl,” last month. While much of what they do could be called dreck (“Future,” “Mrs. Right”), some of the tracks from Prodigy, Roc Royal, Ray Ray and Princeton, such as the throbbing “Girls Talkin’ ’Bout,” could work during a DJ set at any club, with the addition of just a little more bass — in their voices, that is Read More:.
Photos: Washington Post