Sun 29 Aug 2010
(Wu-Tang “Shame On A N*gga” (feat. Boy Jones [ODB's son])
Mikey: Last night, we boarded the Governors Island ferry and took off for Rock The Bells 2010. With the sun shining and perfect temperature, it was definitely the best Hip-Hop concert of the summer, performance wise. And we got there just in time to catch Lauryn Hill’s entire set which even featured brief appearances from Jay-Z, Beyonce, Mary J. Blige, Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz (all of which just waved hello to the crowd).
I have to say catching the Wu do the entire 36 Chambers album live was definitely one of my child hood dreams come true and Tribe & Snoop put on stellar performances to top the night off.
MissInfo: aww, I love that Mikey enjoyed the Wu/Tribe/Snoop sets! That’s the best part of the Rock The Bells annual tour….bringing classics to life! However, I have to be honest, as happy as I was to see Lauryn Hill in good health, with her 6 beautiful kids that she brought onstage….her performance disappointed me. She was energetic and rehearsed. But, it’s as if someone baked a gorgeous cake, but used salt instead of sugar. All the songs (see after the jump) had new beats, new cadences, faster speeds. Afterwards, the only way I could describe it was….It’s like Lauryn’s mad at her legacy and the fact that she’s bound to it. So she’s punishing her legacy, in front of us.
Check out more Rock the Bells video, and photos of Jay-Z, Beyonce and more….
after the jump!
Related: And more Rock The Bells photos by Ernest Estime on Nahright
“Wu-Tang Aint Nothin To Fuck Wit”
(Props to Dre West)
Rock The Bells 2009 coverage:
Raekwon vs. Joe Budden: The Beef is over…according to Rock the Bells organizers
…and after the handshake, Joe Budden issues a fight challenge
Good for Hip Hop: Raekwon says “We’re going to keep it moving…that’s it, I got love for Joe Budden”
What lead to the Raekwon and Joe Budden altercation
Ice-T’s anti-Soulja Boy* rant at Rock the Bells