6.1.2009

Showtime at the Apollo for Bow Wow and Friends

This past Saturday, girls from all over New York’s five boroughs filled Harlem’s Apollo Theater to capacity to witness the audible treats of Bow Wow, Day26, and R&B singer Unique. As soon as the velvet curtains rose, young ladies wasted no time rushing to the front of the stage to get a closer glimpse at their favorite performers.

Unique

Unique

Def Jam’s newest artist Unique was the evening’s opening act. He jump-started the event and made throngs of fans scream in envy as he pulled one lucky lady on stage for an impromptu serenade. Although Unique may not have been the headliner, he left quite an impression on the crowd by closing his set with his debut single, “Beat of My Drum,” which was accompanied by a live marching band.

Day26

Day26

Mike, Brian, Willie, Robert, and Que, the fivesome that make up Day26, tore up the stage as well as their clothing during the concert. Willie slowly ripped off his shirt, much to the delight of the females in the crowd, and Que, on the other hand, made a bit of a mess as he lifted his shirt and proceeded to pour a bottle of water all over his body, causing a frenzy. The gentlemen crooned through newer records, such as “Stadium Music” and “Imma Put It On Her,” and delighted fans with older gems, “Exclusive (No Excuses)” and “Got Me Going.”

Some Kid, Bow Wow, and DJ Webstar

Some Kid, Bow Wow, and DJ Webstar

Headliner Bow Wow closed out the show, beginning his set by giving props to the many young artists on the scene. Although he did tip his hat to them, he also informed the crowd that they’re in no way his competition. The rapper-turned-actor performed a medley of hits, including “Fresh Azimiz,” “Bow Wow (That’s My Name),” and “Like You.” DJ Webstar also made a special appearance during the rapper’s set. Bow added his own verse to Webstar’s current smash, “Dancin’ On Me.”

–Tashal Brown