CHYNNA’S MUSIC 2 DIE 2 TOUR – PHILLY 12/16/17
North Philly native Chynna concluded her Music 2 Die 2 Tour with an iconic homecoming show at The Foundry. The show also featured performances from Andrea Valle, and William Aston with sounds from DJ Quise.
Chynna had recently released her EP, Music 2 Die 2. The four song EP was a short, but satisfying mix of songs with the leading single “Practice” shaking subwoofers everywhere. That was definitely the story for The Foundry. After touring for weeks, the final North American tour date was the time to really turn it up.
For those who weren’t able to attend one of the M2D2 dates this is “What It Was Like”.
WHAT IT WAS LIKE
That night at The Foundry, roughly 150 fans filled the venue ready to experience undoubtedly one of the most important shows in the city that week. For those who have never been to The Foundry, it’s a part of The Fillmore and its quickly becoming a popular medium-sized venue for musicians.
The first performer was Andrea Valle, a model/singer currently making major moves. Andrea wasted no time coming to the stage and beginning her first song, a wavy and captivating unreleased track with IllFated Natives drummer Joey Stix. She sang other unreleased snippets and a few songs from her debut EP, The Way It Goes. Occasionally Andrea would effortlessly perform a cover of popular songs such as Floetry’s “Say Yes” and SZA’s “The Weekend”.
Next, there was a brief break until DJ Quise brought out seasoned Philly artist, William Aston.
Will picked up the energy in the room performing his newest single “100 Shots”. He also performed some of his older tracks like “Dying For Respect” which was a collaboration with Lil Uzi Vert whom he inspired to start taking music seriously. After William Aston’s performance, everyone was left awaiting Chynna.
THE STAR ARRIVES
Moments later, Chynna pulled up to the stage with a cup of whiskey. She wore a chill hoodie, jeans, and vans as if this was just another regular visit to the city. Before performing, Chynna announced that the show was dedicated to A$AP Yams, Hulitho, and her mom. Then she kicked off her set with a conversation, turning out to be her song “The Conversation”. Chynna brought back some of her other fan-favorites such as “PAF” and the song that started it all, “Glen Coco”. The crowd was amped.
Despite being under six feet tall, Chynna seemed like a giant, ruling the crowd with her aura. Many of her day-one fans stood in the front rapping along with every song and eager for everything, even one of her darker tracks “Seasonal Depression”. As the show went on, Chynna took a few pauses to tell some corny jokes, make shoutouts, and to play a Future song for her nostalgia of opening up for Future early in her career.
As to be expected, Chynna also performed her entire Music 2 Die 2 EP. At the end it was only right for an encore of “Practice. Overall, Chynna’s homecoming was all positive vibrations and the Philly love only made it better. Afterwards she continued the tour in Europe, starting in Poland.
Unfortunately Chynna departed from us yesterday, April 8. Rest in peace to a beautiful artist, model, and soul. We will miss you.