Civil TV: YG Shuts Down NBA All-Star Weekend With First Annual “The Boogie” Celebrity Basketball Game & Concert

Posted on February 21st, 2018
Lupe LLerenas

Ever since artists like Too $hort and N.W.A burst onto the scene in the late 1980s, the West Coast has been recognized as a prime staple for incredible and diverse rap talent. These days, the scene is as vibrant as ever. From the Bay to L.A., you’ll find a variety of different artists who represent all aspects of the West Coast lifestyle.

Take Bompton’s own YG. Over the weekend, the Cali rapper hosted his first-ever “The Boogie” All-Star weekend event at the Shrine Expo Hall in Los Angeles.

The two-part affair offered fans an impressive NBA All-Star experience during the day with the Daytime Boogie, where attendees were able to enjoy free games such as an arcade tournament, food trucks, a tattoo parlor, and fans even got to cop a few of YG’s 4Hunnid merch.

Hosted by Teyana Taylor and comedian/rapper Fatboy SSE, the Daytime Boogie also included a three-on-three celebrity basketball tournament, which featured 5 competitor teams from Nipsey Hussle (Blue), YG (Red), DJ Mustard (Yellow), Lil Pump (White), Syd (Light Blue), and Belly (Green). Throughout the day, each team went head-to-head with each other and which ever team reached 20-points by the end of each game would advance to the next round.

At about 4pm, things continued to heat up when the final round came as Syd and DJ Mustard’s teams both competed to become the first ever “The Boogie Champions” and would take home $5,000. Only one team could win and for about 30 minutes or so, Syd and Mustard’s teams gave their all. At the end, Syd’s team was crowned the first-annual “The Boogie Champions.”

Once 8pm hit, the Shrine Expo Hall opened its doors for the Nighttime Boogie portion with “YG and Special Friends” and as expected, tons of excited fans entered the venue. Per usual, YG put it down for his city as he not only sold-out the first-ever The Boogie concert with around 5,000 fans but also, headlined his first show in Los Angeles since his 2014 “My Krazy Life Tour.”

Lil Pump kicked things off with his smash hit “Gucci Gang,” and fully came through to get the night started. Next up was Sacramento’s own Mozzy, followed by another North Cal native, Kamaiyah, who quickly hyped up the crowd with “F*ck It Up,” and “Please Tell Me Why You Always Hatin'” alongside YG.

Needless to say, things were just getting started with Mozzy, Yaya, and Lil Pump. YG then brought out Nipsey Hussle to perform a few songs off his new album, Victory Lap, including “Last Time That I Checc’d.” Things continued moving along the way as YG continued with his full on surprises with YFN Lucci, who performed his hit single “Everyday We Lit.”

Half way through the show, fans got another major surprise by yet another one of YG’s friends, who just happened to be Rae Sremmurd. The dynamic, hip-hop duo came through in full effect as they hit the stage to perform “Black Beatles,” setting the crowd on fire. Followed by Rae Sremmurd was another set of surprises including Lil Yachty and 21 Savage, who gave us some of our favorite songs like “All Around Me,” and “Bank Account.”

As the show was coming to an end, the crowd’s energy was still on 100% and as YG does best, he made sure each fan had one hell of a time by giving them an electrifying performance from beginning to the end. The “Brazy” rapper then closed out the show by bringing all his homies on stage to perform his newest song “Suu Whoop.”

Without a doubt, The Boogie was truly an event for everybody, whether you were coming to see your favorite rapper, enjoy a family friendly basketball game or hang out with your friends, there was something for everybody.

For those that couldn’t attend YG’s The Boogie Celebrity Basketball Game, relive some of the moments with our exclusive recap video courtesy of Tom G below.

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