Right after dropping True to Self and before his “Set It Off Tour” begins, Bryson Tiller surprised some fans during his “Trapsoul Series,” a small run of concerts that started yesterday (June 1) in Los Angeles.
Taking the stage at The Roxy, Pen Griffey explained why he decided to launch this series, which is set to continue in New York on June 3 and Louisville on June 7. “It’s a series of concerts that we like to do every time we put out a new album,” he said. “And we just put out an album called True to Self.”
Celebrating the occasion, Young Tiller launched into tracks off his newest project, which is projected to hit No. 1 with well over 100,000 units in its first week. That included the confident “Self-Made,” the head-knocking “Benz Truck,” and the infectious “No Longer Friends.”
But of course, Pen Affleck couldn’t go the whole night without some fan favorites off his breakout project, Trapsoul. On that end, he performed the effort’s three highest-charting smashes, “Sorry Not Sorry,” “Exchange,” and his biggest hit yet, “Don’t.” Each of these cuts wowed the Sunset crowd and the love was reciprocated. “It’s surreal to be back in this building once again,” said Tiller.
The night wasn’t without surprises. In the middle of his melodic and smooth-sounding set, Tiller opened the stage up for Playboi Carti, who joined him for a thrilling performance of his buzzing single “Magnolia” off his recently-released self-titled debut. Backstage, the duo linked up for a photo.
The “Trapsoul Series” continues. Tomorrow, Bryson hits the Bowery Ballroom in New York. Then, he heads home for a June 7 show at the Mercury Ballroom in Louisville.
Meanwhile, Playboi Carti is heading out on his self-titled tour with guests Young Nudy and Pierre Bourne, running from June 22 at the BET Experience through Sept. 2 in Columbus.