This coming Friday, April 29th, Baby Tate (formerly known as Yung Baby Tate) is set to drop dual single “Dancing Queen”/“Yasss Queen,” also known as The Queen Pack. However, the City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection was treated to live renditions of the two tracks last Monday, April 18th, when the rapper opened up a beyond-packed Fillmore Philly for Charli XCX. And although Charli’s 75-minute spectacle of fabulousness (One fan approached me by saying, “So this is like ground zero for queerness, right?”) didn’t disappoint — featuring all 12 songs from Crash and recent “classics” like “1999” and “Boys” – Baby Tate’s thirty-minute support slot proved the 25-year old to be a formidable live force, rocking the 2,500-capacity venue with perhaps the best hip hop set the city has seen this year. Although the then-unfamiliar “Yasss Queen,” a classic summertime jam, got an impressive response (There are videos circulating on YouTube.), several previous released singles had the front-half of the floor chanting along to what had clearly already established themselves as anthems, such as “Pedi” and “Rainbow Cadillac,” which opened the set, and the performance’s most vulgar numbers, “Eenie Meenie” and “Sl*t Him Out,” which featured some world-champion-level booty shaking.
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