I’ve been waiting to see B2K in concert together since they broke up in 2004. This past weekend I had the opportunity to see the boys turned men of the New Millennium in their first tour in over 15 years, and I can say it was worth the wait. December of 2018 Raz B, J Boog, Fizz, and Omarion all announced they would reunite for the Millennium Tour featuring Chingy, Bobby Valentino, Lloyd, Ying Yang Twins, Pretty Ricky, and Mario.
This concert is like no other show I’ve been to before. It’s like the early 2000’s Scream Tour, but better. Literally, every song that every performer did I knew word for word. I had to force myself to sit down so I would have enough energy for B2K’s finale. The show opened up with Chingy. Most concerts open up with an unknown artist were you don’t know any of their songs. This is my first time going to a concert where I knew all the songs in the opening act.
When I say every singer sounded amazzzzzing live, I speak the truth. Aging only did great things for Bobby, Lloyd, Pleasure P, Mario, and Omarion’s voice. During Pretty Ricky’s set Pleasure said, “I know I sound like my records don’t I?” And the answer is YES! All the guys were in their late teens when they first entered the scene, but they’ve all preserved their voices which I was low-key shocked about. Speaking of Pretty Ricky, I’m not sure why I was in grade school listening to them because they def put the “T” in nasty. Spectacular literally came on stage in a towel doing his thing while they were performing “On The Hotline.”
When B2K finally graced the stage my eyes watered. They have straight up been my favorite group since I was 7 years old. It meant so much to me that I finally got to see them on stage. When I was younger, right after the release of You Got Served, I was set to go to a meet-and-greet at a CD shop in Hazel Crest, IL, but that same week news broke that the group had broken up. I was crushed so I’ve been waiting since that day in 2004 to see the group together and it finally happened. I hope after this we will be seeing more concerts from the artists of the early 2000s. I def have my fingers crossed that I won’t have to wait another decade to see the members of B2K on stage again.
By Jordan Danae, Northern Illinois Alumna
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