Salt-N-Pepa stormed the nation’s capital for the latest stop on their “Legends of Hip-Hop” tour over the weekend at Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C. Sandra “Pepa” Denton and Cheryl “Salt” James tagged teamed through their classics including “Shoop,” “Whatta Man,” and “Push It” to commemorate the 25th anniversary of their 1986 debut Hot, Cool, & Vicious.
The rap pioneers brought along fellow vets Kurtis Blow, MC Lyte, Biz Markie, and Doug E. Fresh to perform hits from hip-hop’s Golden Age. The legendary crew will travel to St. Louis, Memphis, and Chicago before wrapping the trek on April 2 in Atlanta.
Blast back to the past by checking out the pics below.
It was a not-so-silent night for listeners of Power 106. The L.A. radio station started the weekend off right with its annual Cali Christmas concert at the Gibson Ampitheater in Universal City, Calif. Waka Flocka Flame, New Boyz (with Teairra Mari), and Far East Movement performed early in the evening, making way for Rick Ross, Pitbull, Ice Cube, and Chris Brown, who brought his own gifts with guests Bow Wow, Tyga, and Ester Dean. E-40 and Too $hort received a warm welcome from their L.A. fans with their surprise set.
Check out our photo gallery from the blazin’ evening below.
Inside New York City venue S.O.B.s on Thursday night, attendees enjoyed apple and berry cocktails as they awaited performances from the likes of Travie McCoy, Wynter Gordon, and XV. And though there were fun and games to be had, the Hennessy Artistry event had a deeper purpose benefitting Artistry GIVES, a program that raises funds to keep the arts alive in schools.
T.I. arrived at Capitale in a rush, but quickly settled in for a night to remember during his first full show since his “brief vacation” at AXE Music’s “One Night Only” launch concert in New York City on Monday (Aug. 16). The motto, “Who did you bring?” was plastered on the widescreens positioned at the sides of the stage. As for Tip, when he entered the room, he brought with him a collected demeanor, unfazed by the pushes and pulls of the press and anxiety of the crew, and a wad of Benjamins in his pocket. But that wasn’t all he brought.
Still beaming with pride, the city of Los Angeles celebrated the Lakers’ NBA championship by welcoming some of the boys in purple and gold and hip-hop’s power players at Power 106′s Powerhouse 2010 concert at the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif., on Saturday (June 19).
The lineup was packed with hip-hop and R&B all-stars, starting with rookies Jason Derulo and B.o.B, with special guest Bruno Mars, who warmed up the crowd before passing the mic to Baby Bash and ladies’ man Trey Songz. The screams reached a high when Drake took the stage in all black, bringing out Kobe Bryant for “Over.”
Drake and Nicki Minaj made their first appearance at Hot 97′s annual Summer Jam concert at the Meadowlands Sports Complex in East Rutherford, New Jersey, on Sunday (June 6). The Young Money Millionaires treated the crowd to a performance of their new collaboration “Up All Night” from Thank Me Later.
The hip-hop Barbie changed outfits three times throughout the show, rocking an orange wig during her and Drake’s sets, pulling out a black-and-white bodysuit for DJ Khaled, and finishing in a pink dress and black wig for Usher, where she held hands with her “Lil Freak” Cassie.
Rick Ross, Trey Songz, Ludacris, Gucci Mane, Fabolous, Juelz Santana, and Reflection Eternal (with special guests Estelle and J. Cole) all took the stage before DJ Khaled, who had everybody’s hands in the air for an all-star set that included Fat Joe, Busta Rhymes, Cam’ron, and T-Pain.
Queen Latifah, Pharrell, and Diddy shared hosting duties, Chris Brown returned to the stage, Nas and Damian Marley debuted their music live for the first time on television, Mary J. Blige dueted with her soul sister Jazmine Sullivan, and former President Bill Clinton drew some of the loudest applause during BET’s “SOS Saving Ourselves: Help for Haiti” concert and telethon in Miami on Friday (Feb. 5). Watch some of the highlights below.
Chris Brown, Justin Bieber, Sean Kingston, and Monica were just some of the stars who pitched in for BET’s “SOS Saving Ourselves: Help for Haiti” concert and telethon at Miami’s American Airlines Arena on Friday (Feb. 5).
Other artists performing and answering phones to raise money for Haitian relief efforts included Mary J. Blige, Keri Hilson, Robin Thicke, Pharrell, Sean Paul, Trey Songz, Nas, LL Cool J, Akon, Diddy, and Common.
Audio of the performances will be available to download on Sunday at Amazon MP3. 100% of proceeds will go to the relief effort in Haiti.