One of the great influencers of his generation came to Souissi, Rabat, Morocco on Monday, June 24, and his performance brought me back to my high school days
Rabat – Rabat’s Mawazine festival started off with a bang this year. When hip-hop megastars from all around the world come under one roof, you are guaranteed to see some great performances and Future, especially, made a lasting impression.
Icon and American rapper, Future’s classic songs Mask off, March Madness, and Codeine Crazy’ lit the stage up with roars of excitement from the crowd. Feeding off the raw energy of Moroccan hip hop fans, Future and his onstage team of astonishing dancers left no dull moments.
Future is renowned as an icon for choruses, and his passion for music. His fans at Mawazine and I had the privilege of hearing features with Drake’s ‘Jumpman’ and Lil Wayne’s ‘Love Me’.
During the performance, he also name dropped the Weekend which threw the crowd into a frenzy, with fans stacking themselves on top of each other to show their love for the icon. Future responded with two back to back performances of ‘Mask off’.
An American rapper, vocalist, lyricist, and record maker, he was brought up in Atlanta, Georgia, Wilburn and is a role model to many. Growing up, Future came from a rough part of Atlanta and made underground music. His background made a lot of people living in similar situations able to relate to him through his music.
The Icon took the world by storm, especially in 2015 when his album DS2 (Deluxe) was released. Whether walking to the bus stop or listening to music during track practice, teens all over the US heard Future’s hits like Beast Mode or Where Ya At.
I remember in high school, my best friend and I used to listen to March Madness, it was an addiction like our daily cup of coffee. The lyrics were so energetic and relatable it as though everyone you knew was listening to his songs.
Getting to actually see this great artist that my peers and I listened to ever since we were teens was a chance of a lifetime. From the moment he stepped on stage to the moment he stepped off, I felt the energy and love I had for Future since I was a teen in high school.
In the crowd, there was tangible electricity just from the vitality that Future was giving off. It was better than anything I could have imagined. Not only that, but seeing the performance in Morocco, a place so far from home in the US, for the first time made the experience all the more amazing.
Fans from all ages came to see Future’s concert which began at 7.30 pm. The diversity of people who came to the concert was amazing. The fact that everyone could come together to listen to music and have a great time was a beauty within itself.
There were children who were screaming, jumping, and enjoying themselves as well as middle-aged adults who were acting out and dancing and singing along. It felt very wholesome and I am so grateful for being a part of that.
I was able to meet new people and enjoy myself with complete strangers. It was also great to fully immerse myself in the concert and really enjoy the performance to its full extent.
The crowd had such amazing energy and throughout this whole performance fans were yelling their hearts out to make sure Future felt the appreciation that Morocco had for him. I was truly blessed to have been at this performance and I am happy to share it with fellow fans in Morocco.