Article by Christian Chagas / Photos by Aera Delos Santos and Nate Peralta
Last November 15, rapper and producer Brian Todd Collins, known for his stage name as Kid Ink, flew all the way to Manila to perform for his Filipino fans!
With hits like Body Language, Worth It, Ride, and Promise; Kid Ink hyped up the walls of House Manila in Remington Hotel, Resorts World Manila, with his upbeat, feel-good music. Fans and music-lovers came to adore the rapper for both his solo music and his collaborations with artists like Fifth Harmony, Fetty Wap, and Chris Brown.
Before Kid Ink’s set, DJ Hannah Ichiko and DJ Regiel Orocay hyped up the crowd of the club, entertaining with sick beats and music. DJ Hannah Ichiko was all neon and beats and got the crowd buzzing as we were immersed in thumps and addicting rhythms from beats.
After the female DJ’s set, Regiel Orocay took over the booth and spun tunes ranging from 80s music to modern music. People inside House Manila began to increase, and the anticipation built up as the DJ provided beats minute after minute.
The place was packed with fans and party-goers. Everyone was on their feet, lively, and energized as they were served beer and cocktails.
Finally, it was Kid Ink’s set in front of everyone in House Manila.
As Kid Ink made his way onstage, the crowd of House Manila started to feel even more energized and hyped. Some crowd favorites were his songs Show Me, Body Language, and Promise. As everyone moved their bodies left and right with beats pounding in everyone’s ears, it was as if the crowd was one with each song’s melody accompanied by Kid Ink’s verses.
As soon as we heard the starting notes of his hit song Show Me, most of us were singing along to the lyrics. Kid Ink’s energetic delivery of his verses was something to applaud, especially because of how he delivered his verses.
When another hit of his, Body Language, began, the euphoria was non-stop as we were dancing—and again, singing along. As the song goes, “you ain’t gonna say too much.” The crowd did not have to speak, they just jived the night away.
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Safe to say, everyone had heaps of fun. Hiphop and R&B fans weren’t the only ones satisfied with Kid Ink Live in Manila, either; even the people who love the uncontainable thrill concerts bring were highly satisfied. Kid Ink definitely knew how to get the crowd going, and we cannot wait to witness him perform again.
This event was brought to us by Ticketworld, Resorts World Manila (House Manila)