Concert: Hova Rocks The Bells With Nas
The Rock The Bells Jones Beach Amphitheatre show in Long Island, NY has Nas Escobar invite former arch-nemesis and label boss, Jay-Z to perform their collabo joints "Success" from American Gangster and Nas' "Black Republicans". This meeting of hip-hop legends made for an auspicious occasion. Peep game!
Throwback: Cypress Hill From The Start
Early freestyle video of the original Cypress Hill crew, Mellow Man Ace, B-Real and Sen Dog during a freestyle session. The clip features B-Real spitting an unrefined verse from the later joint, "How Could I Kill a Man". Also Dee Barnes (D-Zire) made an appearance.
Nas Live @ Alife
Nasdaq promos his latest LP at shoe designer Alife with DJ Green Lantern on the decks. The QB emcee rips through setlist, his sermon and freestyle. Peep one of this generation's finest.
Live: Nas & Keri Hilson on Jimmy Kimmel
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Video: "Sucker MCs" From Run DMC Live
Tupac on Arsenio Hall Night Before Trial
Tupac Shakur is interview with Arsenio Hall in 1994 on the night before he was set to stand trial for battery against film directors, Allen and Albert Hughes in Los Angeles. For this he received 15 days plus community service. Arsenio gets his side of the story out.
Tupac performs "Pain" after the interview. Peep game.
Method Man and the Wu-Tang Live '94
Naughty By Nature are the Craziest
Naughy By Nature MTV Spring Break
Straight up one of the dopest live deliveries of Naughty by Nature on MTV's Spring Break. peep game.
Jay-Z Live at Glastonbury 2008
Jay-Z top billin' performance at the Glastonbury Festival, 2008
[Part two below]
Jay-Z answered his detractors in commendable fashion at the Glastonbury Music Festival in Britain on Saturday.
The rapper took to the stage – with a guitar over his shoulder – and sang a rendition of Oasis’ hit song “Wonder Wall.” Noel Gallagher of Oasis, a rock band from the UK, has opposed the rapper headlining the huge event since it was announced in February of 2008.
Jay-Z was greeted with cheers from Glastonbury festival-goers, who sang “Wonder Wall” with the Brooklyn-bred rapper. He quickly spun into his rock flavoured “99 Problems,” which lyrics boast “I got 99 problems, but a b***h ain’t one.”
Beyonce Knowles, Jay-Z’s wife, attended the event and was noticeably excited as she watched her spouse perform, according to sources with AllHipHop.com.
“The world should be all about mixing culture,” Jay-Z said to UK radio personality Tim Westwood. “Hip-hop is music in its art form. It should be accepted and respected. It’s all the same thing, it’s just coming from a different perspective.”
Normally, Glastonbury caters to rock music, but organizers recruited Jay-Z in an effort to attract a younger demographic. Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher was the most vocal critic and said, "I'm not having Hip-Hop at Glastonbury. It's wrong."
However, throughout the festival, expressed a very different sentiment towards Jay-Z than Gallagher.
Scottish rockers Biffy Clyro, another headliner, paid tribute to their Hip-Hop counterpart. The band played a version of Jay-Z’s hit “99 Problems.”
The Gossip's Beth Ditto praised Jay-Z’s presence for elevating the festival, despite slow ticket sales.
"I'm so jealous of you, camping to see Jay-Z," Ditto said during The Gossip’s show. "Seriously, I'm so f**king jealous. Jay-Z: guilty of making this festival good."
The Glastonbury Festival is held on Worthy Farm near Glastonbury in Somerset, England over 800 acres. The festival began in 1970 with about 1,500 people.
The festival nearly sold out, moving about 142,500 tickets.
By Charlie Rem [Allhiphop.com]
Shout out to [WSHH] and [Allhiphop.com]