Since beginning his career almost 20 years ago, Devin has gathered a lot of praise from the critics and respect from the underground hip-hop community. In a piece focused on Houston's local music scene, the New York Times described him as "a brilliant oddball with a spaced-out flow." He brought a mellow sound, combining down-tempo production with a variety of lyrical styles, employed effortlessly with fluid transitions. He commanded the stage with the mastery of a true veteran, and treated the audience with a superlative selection of his most popular and entertaining songs.
To warm up the crowd, St. Louis presented Devin with a list of local acts. On top of the opening bill were the Fufops, who offered a variety of styles and demonstrated an appreciation for the Dude's influence on their music. They were joined by the 12to6 Movement, who were celebrating the recent release of a new album, and helped promote the event. The lineup also included Rhyme Royals (P.R.E.A.C.H. and Vino), Stogie, OG Forever, Doorway, and Aurellius TheSaint, who opened the show in that order with many special guests.