Ice Spice

Concert Review: Ice Spice's Performance on the Scarlet Tour


Dec. 9 2023, Published 7:15 p.m. ET

Best known for her red hair, deep voice, and voluptuous body, Ice Spice burst onto the scene with her hit "Munch (Feelin' U)." She is a viral sensation who blew up after her rendition of the "Buss It" challenge gained popularity on Twitter. Ice Spice has made a name for herself in a short time. Michelle Jublirer, chair and chief exec of Capitol Records told the LA Times about Ice Spice, “She’s the boss of her own destiny; she writes her own music and lyrics and puts her stamp on it. She doesn’t conform to conventional norms. She just moves forward with her unique sound, unique looks and unique personality, and it allows her to connect deeply with her audience. I think they see her as a genuine and approachable figure.”

Currently, she is on tour with one of pop music's biggest stars, Doja Cat, until July of 2024. This is her first major tour, and she's blazing the stage, letting everyone know she has arrived. The Scarlet Tour is a world arena tour hitting 37 cities worldwide.

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Who Is Ice Spice?

Born Isis Naija Gaston, Ice Spice was born and raised in the Bronx as the oldest of four siblings. Her father was an underground rapper, which made her take a liking to hip-hop music early on. While she was in elementary and high school, she spent a great deal of time writing lyrics. She credits Nicki Minaj as one of her biggest influences, along with Sheff G and Pop Smoke.

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While studying at the State University of New York Purchase in 2021, she met record producer RiotUSA and then embarked on her hip-hop career. In 2022, she released "Munch (Feelin' U), which became a viral sensation and gained a large amount of support when rapper Drake played the song on his Sirius XM radio station. After that, she was signed to Capitol Records, and her career has ascended ever since.

The Scarlet Tour: Ice Spice's First Tour

Doja Cat has taken the world by storm with her unique style of rapping and singing. She has produced hits like "Woman," "Get into It (Yuh)," "Say So," and "Kiss Me More" featuring SZA. Her album "Scarlet" was released in September 2023, and the tour began in October. Ice Spice and rapper Doechii were selected as the opening acts. Reviews from the tour about Ice Spice's performance have been mixed. Her setlist consists of her most popular songs like "Bikini Bottom," "Gangsta Boo," "Barbie World," featuring Nicki Minaj, "In Ha Mood," and more.

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While Ice Spice has notable records that get people on the dance floor and catchy lyrics that end up as Instagram captions, her performance on stage can be polarizing. It comes down to what you came to see. No one is a stranger to seeing a female rapper twerk, but some concertgoers felt like she did more of that than rapping. If you're looking for a fiery lyrical performance, this may not be your show, as she has said she doesn't consider herself a lyricist. However, if you're showing up to dance and have a good time, her performance will definitely get you moving.

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What's Next for Ice Spice?

When asked about what she’d like to accomplish in the future, Ice Spice told Girls United, “I just really want to reach more people. I feel like that’s one of my biggest goals right now. I want people to really just tap in with me [and] get to find out who Ice Spice really is. I’m just working on more music right now. I’m excited for the sound that I’m about to just take sh-t over with.”

If you're overseas and want to see The Scarlet Tour, Doja Cat recently released 2024 tour dates for the European leg of The Scarlet Tour. The tour will resume on June 11 in Glasgow, Scotland, at the OVO Hydro. Tickets are on sale now on Ticketmaster.

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