Wale, Bryson Tiller do not disappoint

By: Andres Waters
Jan 16, 2016
Wale performing at Claflin
Photo credit to Andres Waters

Claflin University appeared to have new life on Saturday as current students, alumni and even students from schools in the surrounding area filed into Tullis Arena for what some consider the biggest event Claflin has had for Homecoming.

The university’s Homecoming kicked off with a concert, hosted by Miss Homecoming LaQueena Williams and Mister Claflin Ar’Darius Stewart, featuring rising star Bryson Tiller and hit-maker Wale. The opening act for the two was Dougie Hendrix, an artist out of Florence.

Following Dougie Hendrix’s opening act, the crowd started to get restless in anticipation of Bryson Tiller. 

After taking the stage, the crowd erupted as Bryson Tiller opened with the song “Break Bread,” a track that was made famous through his account on SoundCloud. He followed  his opener with a selection of songs from his debut album “T R A P S O U L.” The selection included "502 Come Up" and “Rambo,” two of the more upbeat tracks from his album, before he started to slow it down with some of his more popular songs such as “Exchange” and his hit single “Don’t.”

He also performed “Just Another Interlude,” a song which he dedicated to all his real fans.

Following Bryson Tiller’s performance, the crowd seemed to be even more anxious as they waited for Wale, the headliner of the concert.

Wale made his way to the stage and opened his set with the high energy song “Clappers.” 

The artist then continued his set by performing a selection of the his hit songs throughout his career including:  hit songs “Pretty Girls,” “Bad,” “Lotus Flower Bomb” and “The Breakup Song,” “Ambition” and “Slight Work” from his album titled “Ambition” and “The Matrimony” off of his latest album titled “The Album About Nothing.”

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