Performances


Everyone is catching Shmoney Dance fever. Drake and Lil’ Wayne’s co-headlining summer tour pulled into PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, New Jersey on Tuesday night. For October’s Very Own, he was in the dancing mood, calling on New York’s new hottest rapper to the stage. GS9′s own Bobby Shmurda got the crowd going crazy, as he performed the song “Hot Ni**a.” Still catching the fever, Drake would later do the popular dance during various songs including “No New Friends.”

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The 2014 MTV Video Music Awards closed with a performance for the ages. Recipient of the 2014 MTV Video Vanguard Award, Beyoncé electrified The Forum in Los Angeles by performing her now platinum-selling self-titled visual album in its entirety. With husband Jay Z, daughter Blue Ivy, and Kelly Rowland watching from their seats, Queen Bey showcased why she’s one of the best entertainers of our time, going through songs such as “Mine,” “Drunk In Love,” “Partition,” and of course, “Blue.”

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The 2014 MTV Video Music Awards returned to the west coast on Sunday night, for the first-time hosted at The Forum in Inglewood, California. The biggest stars in music, film, and television all made their way to Los Angeles for the 31st edition of the VMAs.

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The third annual Trillectro Festival, a mix of hip-hop and electronic music culture, took over Washington D.C.’s RFK Stadium Festival Grounds on Saturday. The day featured performances from Baauer, Migos, SZA, Rae Sremmurd, Lunice, Fat Trel, Oddisee, and more.

G.O.O.D. Music closed the night off, beginning with a surprise set from Travi$ Scott. Just days after releasing his Days Before Rodeo free album, Scott ran through new material off the project, plus songs off last year’s Owl Pharoah. After crowd surfing and calling out security, Travi$ turned the packed crowd into mayhem while performing the single “Don’t Play,” as Big Sean jumped on stage to do his verse before closing the evening with his own solo set.

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Iggy Azalea hit the stage at the Avalon in Hollywood on Friday night for a Lifebeat pre-VMA concert. The show almost went without a hitch, except for a small embarrassing moment. While performing her No.1 hit-song “Fancy,” the Aussie rapper fell off the stage as she was moving backwards, not paying attention. A true performer, Azalea continued rapping as security helped her up and back on stage.

Sorry but it would be a crime not to share this with you all, I know I laughed #StillFinishedtheSongTho #KeptOnRapping #TheShowMustGoOn,” said Iggy on Instagram, laughing at herself while posting a video of the fall. Watch the moment below.

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Back in April, Drake took to Twitter calling Meek Mill’s “Dreams & Nightmares Intro” one of “the best rap moments of our generation.” Fast forward to Thursday night, where Drizzy and Lil’ Wayne’s summer tour pulled in Camden, New Jersey’s Susquehanna Bank Center, which borders Philadelphia.

With the MMG rapper serving time in jail until October for violating probation, Drake and Lil’ Wayne paid tribute to the rapper by performing the popular song for Philly fans. “Appreciate your life, appreciate your freedom. Free Meek Mill. OVO, Dreamchasers in the building,” said the Canadian rapper, who was wearing an OVO-designed “Free Meek Mill” t-shirt, first worn during the Queens, NY stop of the tour earlier this week. Watch the moment below.

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Joell Ortiz just wants to rap. Hesitant to open up for an interview on HOT 97′s “Ebro in the Morning,” the Slaughterhouse MC eventually speaks on his new album House Slippers, being pigeonholed as a latin rapper, growing up in Brooklyn, the struggles he’s faced coming up as an artist, MC’s versus rapper’s that just make great records, and more.

Always with bars on deck, Joell Ortiz closes out the interview with another memorable freestyle fans of lyricism will enjoy. Check it out at the 19:40 mark. Arriving on September 16, pre-order House Slippers on iTunes.

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FADER and Vitamin Water kicked off a new season of their intimate #Uncapped concert series on Thursday night. Performing at SIR Stage37 in Manhattan was Jeremih, who was joined by some special guests. Estelle, Fabolous, and Vado all hit the stage with Jeremih to perform songs they’ve done with the R&B star including “My Bae,” “Thim Slick,” and “Cuffin’ Season.”

Captured by Real Talk NY, check out the footage below.

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Eminem made history across the pond back in June by becoming the first rapper ever to headline London’s Wembley Stadium, but it looked like Odd Future had the biggest night to remember. In this new video, the legendary Lance Bangs recaps the group’s opening set for the highest-selling MC at one of the biggest arenas in the world. Naturally, it involved Tyler and co. “turning up” on stage and going equally nuts watching Em bring out Dre during the main event. The clip also follows Odd Future as they kicked it with fans at a pop-up shop in London earlier in the day.

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A surprise reunion went down in Las Vegas on Friday afternoon. Playing at the Palms Casino Resort Ditch Fridays pool party, DJ Jazzy Jeff was joined on stage by his former music partner and Fresh Prince of Bel-Air co-star Will Smith. An unannounced appearance, Smith and Jazzy Jeff took party-goers back to the 90s as they performed the perfect song for the Sin City vibe, “Summertime.”

In Vegas at a pool party with Jazzy. This dude is RIDICULOUS on the tables!!!!! STILL,” Smith posted on his Facebook page, along with a selfie photo and video. It was a family affair as Will came out to support his eldest son Trey, who also DJ’s under the name DJ AcE.

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