Eminem and Lil Wayne recently performed on Saturday Night Live. First the duo performed “No Love” and in the video above, Em goes through “Won’t Back Down” which transitioned into Weezy’s first performance of his new single “6′7.” Not only are these two of the best in the game, but this performance was Lil Wayne’s first nationally televised appearance since his release from jail. Welcome home Lil Wayne, I’m glad to say I can retire my “Free Weezy” shirt!
Ok so in my mind this is epic! I’m glad that these two are not falling in to the media hype of a beef between the two most talented newcomers in the game. You can only wish this is the making of a really dope collabo.
Wiz Khalifa came to my neck of the woods last night and held it down at Toad’s Place in New Haven, CT with yours truly in attendance. I can testify that Wiz Khalifa puts on one hell of a show. Big K.R.I.T. opened up for him and the entire show was nuts. My only complaint is that it took forever for Wiz and the rest of the Taylor Gang to take the stage! If the Waken Baken Tour comes to a city near you I definitely recommend checking it out.
While performing at the Hennessy Artistry event in Chicago, Q-Tip and Black Thought paid homage to N.W.A. with their rendition of “Straight Outta Compton.” I didn’t dislike this version, this is just one of the few songs that can never be re-done and be better than the original. There’s just something about the gritty voices of the members of N.W.A. that take “Straight Outta Compton” to another level and make it a hip-hop classic.
As one of the headliners of the Rock The Bells 2010, the ENTIRE Wu-Tang Clan took to the stage to perform their classic album 36 Chambers in its entirety. In this video, they perform “Triumph” with O.D.B.’s son filling in for his late father.
While performing in Brazil, 50 brought out national hero and soccer (Futbol) superstar Ronaldinho and performed “Hate It Or Love It.” This just shows that 50 Cent is one of the best live performers in the game right now. There’s nothing like bringing out a national icon to get the crowd on your side.
Well its official, The Roots can make any song better. Sunday in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park, The Roots and Talib Kweli headlined the Celebrate Brooklyn! Presents OkayAfrica event. They took the stage together to perfrom Talib Kweli’s classic “Get By.” Make sure to pick up How I Got Over if you haven’t already. Let’s keep a real hip-hop album from being slept on.