JID and Logic @ Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Canada
Review & Photography by Mohamad Agha
This past Wednesday, November 13th, was a cold night in Toronto. But that didn’t stop the Rattpack from showing up at Logic’s arena tour stop in the 6ix. A dream of mine came true that same night; I was given the opportunity to photograph my biggest idol.
It was my first time shooting a concert at Scotiabank Arena and it was a little daunting at first, but I got used to it quickly. First to perform that night was JID.
Now there has been some buzz around watching J.I.D perform live for quite some time, and I can definitely agree now. J.I.D’s stage presence and the way that he involves the crowd and gets them jumping and hyped is truly a sight to see. He performed songs off his album DiCaprio 2 such as “151 Rum”, “Off Da Zoinkys”, and even songs from his previous album The Never Story like “EdEddnEddy”. His stage presence was incredible, he was all over the stage and the way he was controlling the crowd was something to watch. He performed for an hour and he had the stadium warmed up for the headlining act, Logic.
As with every Logic show, the chants and screaming began shortly after JID had left the stage and the crowd was hyped for the show. It has been a great tour so far and the excitement could be felt. The entire stadium was engulfed by “Logic” chants for a good 10 minutes as the team began to prep the stage for his set. Shortly after, the lights dim, and chaos ensues. Logic comes out on stage to screams from an entire stadium. This is the moment they’ve been waiting for. This was the most difficult show for me to photograph, not in terms of lighting or equipment, but because I couldn’t stop smiling and rapping along to the songs, I could not believe I was in the media pit photographing my idol.
Logic performed songs off his most recent project, Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, songs such as “Mama/Show Love”, “COMMANDO”, and even songs from previous projects, like YSIV’s “Wu-Tang Forever” featuring the Wu-Tang Clan, and his 5x platinum chart-topping song “1-800-273-8255”, which is the number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. Before he went on to play it, he asked the audience to pull out their phones and turn on their flashlights, and sing along if they knew the lyrics. The lights dim and there is a sea of phone flashlights in the stadium, and the entire audience begins to sing. All in all, a great performance and an incredible night by, arguably, one of the best hip-hop artists of our time.