Published on November 8th, 2022 | by Abbie Knights0
Rick Ross All Black Symphony at Red Bull Symphonic
Merging classic with contemporary, Red Bull Symphonic is a groundbreaking spectacle that brings together today’s most exciting and influential artists with a full-scale symphonic orchestra. The show celebrates Red Bull Symphonic’s first-ever debut in the U.S. and pays homage to the heritage of hip-hop and the excellence of Black musicianship in the city of Atlanta. For over two decades, Red Bull has supported artists and local communities worldwide through festivals, workshops, and artist collaborations, with Red Bull Symphonic adding to a successful history of events in Atlanta (previous Atlanta-based events include: Red Bull Culture Clash 2018, Red Bull Music Festival 2019, Red Bull Zeltron World Wide 2020 and Red Bull SoundClash 2021). The biggest boss himself, multi-platinum superstar and rap icon Rick Ross, then brought the house down with an hour-long set of 26 of his greatest hits, including “Aston Martin Music,” “Devil is a Lie,” “I’m a Boss,” “Hustlin,” and “Stay Schemin,” which he dedicated to late rapper Takeoff. With DJ Sam Sneak on the tables, Ross had the crowd on their feet all night, concluding with an epic version of “God Did” that included an appearance by both Mapy and Sainted Trap Choir.
An unprecedented collaboration of hip-hop and classical symphony, made its stateside debut in the cultural mecca of Atlanta, Georgia with rap icon Rick Ross performing with the all-Black symphony, Orchestra Noir. The sold-out, standing-room-only event, held at the prestigious Atlanta Symphony Hall, was a truly unforgettable, historic night, celebrating music and black excellence.