People throw around the term “meteoric rise” around a lot these days, but there’s really no other way to describe the ascent of Memphis rapper GloRilla. Within the last few months she garnered her first grammy nomination, and her first Billboard Hot 100 ranking. Not to mention, her record “Tomorrow 2” ft. Cardi B was sitting at #1 at urban radio for over six weeks. When she announced her Anyway Life’s Great Tour a few months back, almost every date sold out within days. Even after upgrading her Denver show from Cervantes Other Side to the much larger ballroom, the show once again sold out immediately. We were lucky enough to catch the packed out Valentines Day show, which included appearances from fell Memphis artists Slime and GlossUp.
GloRilla took the stage after a long enough wait to have the crowd extra hype, and she showed everyone exactly why she’s one of the hottest acts in hip hop. With a full two level production set up Glo pulled out all the stops. She had cryo cannons, lasers, LCD screens, back up dancers, and of course money throwers. Shit was turnt. One lucky crowd member got a lap dance he won’t soon forget, and later on there was an official crowd judged twerk off between audience members officiated by Glo and her friends. We wouldn’t be surprised if the next time we see GloRilla it’s an arena, so this intimate performance was a rare treat for her die hard fan base. Shouts out to Anthony Maes on the photos, as well as the team at Interscope for inviting us out!