By Reuben Greene,
Special to the AFRO
Baltimore’s Rams Head Live came alive on Oct. 15 as the venue played host to a remarkable concert event – the kickoff of the “90 Day Run Tour,” led by Baltimore’s own YG Teck.
The electrifying night was not just about music, but a celebration of Baltimore culture and homegrown talent.
YG Teck, the rapper and entrepreneur hailing from West Baltimore, has been making waves in the music scene for years. Born as Terrance Collins, this charismatic artist has been on a journey to put his city on the map.
The rapper delivered each line with a passion that resonated with everyone in attendance. Fans went word for word with YG Teck on many of his most popular songs, including “90 Day Run” and “Big Dog.”
The music from YG Teck serves as a reflection of life experiences, the challenges he’s faced, and the determination that has brought him to this point as a man and as an artist.
As the lights dimmed, the stage came to life with a spectacular set design. A convenience store, complete with fluorescent lights served as the backdrop. Larger-than-life images of Baltimore’s signature row homes illuminated the stage, a nod to the city that shaped YG Teck’s life and art.
The crowd engagement was unlike any other. Cell phones lit up the room, creating a sea of screens, as fans captured every moment to share with the world. YG Teck’s unique ability to connect with his audience was evident throughout the night.
The evening was not just about YG Teck; it was a platform for local artists to shine, as the tour is billed under “YG Teck and Friends.” The stage welcomed some of Baltimore’s finest talent, further emphasizing the unity and camaraderie in the city’s rap music scene. The collaboration extended to a stunning performance with fellow Baltimore rapper Young Moose, a moment that left the crowd in awe. Not only did YG Teck showcase the musical talent of the city, but he also provided a platform for local businesses and his record label and clothing line, No Excusez.
What truly set this night apart was the incredible audience interaction. YG Teck made sure to bridge the gap between the stage and his fans. At one point, he handed the microphone to audience member Manii Johnson and the room erupted in cheers as she delivered his lyrics from memory. It was a testament to YG Teck’s connection with his community and the passion he inspires.
This unforgettable night not only celebrated his journey to stardom, but also showcased the local talent that makes Baltimore a city with a thriving and vibrant music scene.
YG Teck is undoubtedly putting Baltimore on his back, carrying it to new heights and leaving a legacy that will resonate for years to come.
On Oct. 21 at 9 p.m. YG Teck and Friends will be in Connecticut at The Spot, located at 370 E. Main St. in Ansonia. Though tickets for that show are already sold out on Eventbrite, they are available with other outlets such as All Events. Tickets for his Nov. 5 show in Philadelphia are available on StubHub.com.