Photo Gallery: Jeezy/Lil Durk at Uptown Theater

Jeezy
Atlanta rap star Jeezy shot to the top of the charts over a decade ago with hits like "I Luv It" and "Put On." He's also one of a small handful of rappers that pioneered the subgenre of trap music -- a subgenre that now has more influence over pop music and pop culture than any other. Jeezy's Trap Or Die 3 tour hit the Uptown Theater on Wednesday night and the rapper delivered an hourlong set consisting of material off "Trap Or Die 3" and plenty of hits for day one fans. Stars of every genre often begin to fade after a decade in the game, and while Jeezy hasn't had any smash hits lately, he hasn't stopped releasing the menacing trap music that his fans love. The reaction to a lights-out performance of his hit "Soul Survivor" made it seem as if the theater was sent back to 2005 in a time machine (aside from the iPhone flashlights lighting the stage up).

Support for Jeezy was provided by Chicago rapper Lil Durk. Durk's career took off in 2013, shortly after Chief Keef brought national attention to the subgenre of drill music -- a Midwestern sister to Atlanta's trap scene. To the delight of longtime fans of Durk who have not seen him in concert before, he whipped out multiple songs from his early "Signed To The Streets" tapes. His forays into pop rap, however, were received much more voraciously, particularly "My Beyoncé" -- a duet with Detroit rapper with Dej Loaf.

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