Lil Uzi Vert performs on stage wearing a cap, wife beater, and black cut-off shorts.
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Gift Rap: 6 Concert Enthusiast Essentials for the Hip-Hop Head in Your Life

From personalized merchandise to tech-savvy accessories, this guide includes gift ideas tailored for those who love going to concerts.


Dec. 12 2023, Published 8:45 p.m. ET

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Concerts have become more than just a chance to see a popular artist live – they are an experience.

From decked-out accessories to personalized gear, concertgoers are doing everything they can to become fully immersed in the musical atmosphere.

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If you're on the hunt for the perfect gift for the music aficionado in your circle, look no further. We have curated a list of products that will make even the hardest hip-hop fan smile.

Portable Phone Charger ($29.99)

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Source: Amazon

A black INIU Portable Charger with a blue paw print in the corner.

Nothing is worse than waiting weeks for a concert, only to have your phone battery deplete an hour into the show.

That’s why INIU Portable Charger is the perfect gift for concert lovers. The device promises to charge iPhones up to 78% percent in one hour. In addition to the charging bank, the purchase comes with a USB-C cord and a travel pouch. But don’t worry, the charger is small enough to fit in your pocket.

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Concert Ticket Shadow Box ($21.99)

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A black framePro shadow box filled with memorabilia.

This FramePro shadow box is a two-in-one gift. It provides a safe place to keep concert ticket stubs and it can also be hung on the wall. The box features a sleek black design and a clear front panel. The frame comes in white and a color called carbonized black – which has a wooden appearance.

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Custom Acrylic Album Cover ($21.00)

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A Etsy custom acrylic plaque imprinted with a photo of a couple.

This custom acrylic plaque can be personalized to fit your music needs and is small enough to fit on a desk or nightstand.

You can add a photo of your favorite artist, album, or a selfie from the concert as the image on the acrylic. It comes in two different sizes and the text can be white or black.

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Personalized Concert Merch (Starting at $24.95)

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A custom personal Fury t-shirt has a picture of a man named William on the front.

Everyone loves concert merch, but it can get a little expensive. Luckily, Personal Fury offers a personalized t-shirt for just $24.95.

These shirts include the retro designs that have been a staple for streetwear enthusiasts for decades. Similarly, the vintage text designs give the shirts a premium vibe. Personal Fury also offers custom pullover hoodies, mugs, and posters.

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Painting of artists ($10 - $220)

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Source: Maha Sattva

A Maha Sattva painting of Kendrick Lamar.

Artist Maha Sattva has become known for his color paintings of some of hip-hop’s biggest names. He has nearly 100,000 followers on Instagram, where he shows off his art collection and his run-ins with famous rappers.

Maha’s website offers paintings of artists like Frank Ocean, Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, and Mac Miller. He has also created paintings of Kobe Bryant and Donald Glover. The images can be purchased in an array of sizes and range from $10 to $220.

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VIP Upgrades (Varies)

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Lil Uzi Vert performs for the Pink Tape Tour at Baclays Center.

VIP upgrades are invaluable for concert lovers. However, the cost of VIP concert packages can vary and the bundles are almost never cheap.

For Drake and J. Cole’s Janaury 18 show at the Ball Arena in Denver, VIP packages start at $1,176. The most expensive offering, the front-row VIP deal, costs a whopping $3,938. The package includes front-row seating and pieces from an exclusive VIP merch collection.

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