“Is Brighton the best f****** place in the world or what?”

Those were the words of Brighton-born rapper ArrDee as his homecoming show at Concorde 2 in Madeira Drive came to a close last night.

The 19-year-old appeared on stage in front of a packed out crowd for the penultimate show of his Pier Pressure tour.

ArrDee, real name Riley Davies, released the 14-song mixtape on March 18 and started his UK tour last week on March 23 in Dublin.

Since then, the Woodingdean-born rapper has performed at Glasgow, Birmingham, Manchester, Brighton last night and finishes his tour at O2 Academy Islington in London on Friday, April 1.

The Argus: ArrDee in the crowd during one of his tracksArrDee in the crowd during one of his tracks

ArrDee had fellow Brighton rapper Dred warming the crowd up for him before he appeared at around 9.30pm. Dred also jumped on stage to sing alongside ArrDee for one song.

ArrDee crowd surfed for one of his songs and even threw his t-shirt into the crowd about 15 minutes in. The rapper also threw four "sweaty towels" into the crowd over the course of the night, much to the delight of his fans.

Several other Brighton-based rappers were also in attendance with ArrDee for his first official show in Brighton. Those stood behind him have witnessed Riley’s astronomic rise into the UK scene since April 2021.

The Argus: ArrDee on stage last night at Concorde 2. Picture from Michael BurnellArrDee on stage last night at Concorde 2. Picture from Michael Burnell

ArrDee appeared in a rap video aged just 17 in September 2020 for a platform called The Brighton Cypher with those very artists six months before he shot to fame. The platform showcases “Brighton’s raw talent” and included his warm-up act from last night, Dred.

There was a great energy in the room which erupted as ArrDee hopped on stage.

The show got better and better as the night progressed with the crowd enjoying every one of ArrDee's collection of high energy songs such as "Cheeky Bars", "War" and "Body - Remix".

He also performed slightly more mellow tracks such as "Early Hours" and "Pandemic" during his set.

ArrDee was watched in the crowd by legendary DJ Fatboy Slim who told The Argus he “really enjoyed” the show. Fatboy Slim is headlining On The Beach festival on July 21 and July 22 this year.

The Argus: ArrDee threw his t-shirt into the crowd for one lucky fan. Picture by Michael BurnellArrDee threw his t-shirt into the crowd for one lucky fan. Picture by Michael Burnell

Last month, ArrDee said he would love to “link up” with Norman Cook for a future track.

He told The Argus: “He’s a mad cool person. I think Brighton creates these people who are creative but down to earth.

“A link up would be cool. I don’t know how we’d do it, but a collaboration would be sick.”

Riley has made his love for Brighton clear, telling The Argus he cannot “ever imagine” leaving the city.

Last night, he reaffirmed that statement, screaming to the crowd that there “ain’t no place in the world like Brighton”.