Atlanta rapper and songwriter J.I.D. co-headlined with Smino for the Luv is 4ever Tour in Toronto’s HISTORY on March 13, 2023. Some may call this the perfect pair, as both artists are known for their willingness to experiment with different sounds and styles, pushing the boundaries of traditional hip-hop. The show’s theme was derived from their recent 2022 albums, The Forever Story (J.I.D.) and Luv 4 Rent (Smino). Due to the high demand, the much-anticipated pairing scheduled a second Toronto show which, to no surprise, sold out as well.
Opening the show was Jordan Ward, a Los Angeles-based dancer turned singer. As a dancer, he has been part of ensembles for Justin Bieber, Beyonce and many more. His experience reflected his stage presence and audience engagement throughout his set. Jordan showcased his smooth and melodic flow leaving a lasting impression, especially on his newly garnered fans.
Up next was Smino. The American rapper and singer-songwriter from St. Louis, Missouri, accompanied by his engineer and hype man, Jeff “Jeffontheboards” Thompson and Schenay Mosley, a Chicago-based singer. They complimented Smino’s distinctive style and incorporated intricate beats and vocal harmony during his set. He performed fan favourites like Z4L, Wild Irish Roses, and tracks like 90 Proof and No L’s from his Luv 4 Rent album.
Not long after, J.I.D. made his way onto the stage as his band started playing Galaxy, the first track on The Forever Story album. Loud cheers greeted him as they transitioned to the song, NEVER. Everyone in attendance kept up with his energy, flow and rapid-fire verses showing his fanbase’s dedication. Beyond his musical talents, he exhibited his magnetic stage presence and power, which captivated the crowd from the beginning until the end of his show. Ultimately, J.I.D. and Smino had nothing else to prove. They delivered an excellent performance for Toronto. Their talent, style and fanbase attest to their passion and hard work for their craft.
J.I.D. Concert Setlist at History, Toronto on March 13, 2023, | setlist.fm
- Off Da Zoinkys
- Dance Now
- Crack Sandwich
- Kody Blu 31
- Workin Out
- Just in Time
- Off Deez
- Down Bad
- Surround Sound
- 151 Run