#BerryLive: Asher Roth x Raekwon x Odd Future Shut Rosenberg’s B-Day Concert Down! [Video]
Thursday night at the Best Buy Theater was a manifestation of one thing, and one thing only – Hip Hop lives on. In celebration of his birthday, the connoisseur of #RealHipHopShit Peter Rosenberg orchestrated the event appropriately entitled “A Night of Real Hip Hop.”
DJ Wreckin Eyes set the tone for the evening as he spun a set of jams from past & present for the crowd of over 2200, who patiently waited for their favorite acts to hit the stage…Ya’ll know how the hip hop clock works though. The featured artists were Asher Roth, Raekwon, Tyler The Creator, & Earl Sweatshirt, who made his debut on a NYC bill. However, Rosenberg opened with the announcement that “unfortunately…the rest of Odd Future is here too,” – and the crowd went wild. Other additions included Nitty Scott MC and Smoke DZA who kicked-off the epic show.
Asher Roth turned the energy all the way up for his set, during which he was accompanied by a live band for a compilation of tracks off Pabst & Jazz and Asleep In The Bread Aisle. A shoeless Roth man caught some human waves as he surfed across the screeching audience. He even brought a couple of fans on stage for a battle to finish the lyrics of “Lark On My Go Cart” and to join him & Action Bronson for some ”Blunt Cruisin”. The homie is just too dope, and I had the pleasure to meet him.
Raekwon followed him up, executing some of Wu-Tang Clan’s classics like “C.R.E.A.M.”, “Wu-Tang Clan Ain’t Nothin Ta F Wit” & “Protect Ya Neck”. He had the crowd mobbin out to some of his individual hits, too, including “Ice Cream” and “Incarcerated Scarfaces”. Fans held up their Ws the hold way through. Shit got real.
Last on stage were the highly anticipated men (can I really even call some of them that yet, though?) of the hour, the young homies of the Odd Future collective. Tyler The Creator, Earl Sweatshirt, Frank Ocean, and the rest of the Wolf Gang (too damn many of you) put on a performance that left the crowd clamoring for more. Mosh pits and crowd surfing were in full effect during their set, which included “Ass Milk”, “Yonkers” and wrapped up with “Radical”.
I hope you were as pleased with your birthday festivities as I was, sir Rosenberg, and happy birthday to you from Strawberry Blunt.
Hit the jump for some video recap of the incredible evening, courtesy of 2dopeboyz.