June 8, 2010 @ Area 702 Skatepark, North Las Vegas, Nevada
Photos by Arkitekt (Click photos for larger versions)
Opening Acts: Outside Looking In, Nocando
Sick Jacken: “Good Times”, “Stone Garden”, “Paid Dues” (w/ Murs), “Psycho City Blocks”, “Land Of Shadows”, “Unorthodox Blocks”, “God’s Banker”, “The Sickside”, “Praying Mantis”
Murs: “Can It Be”, “Murs The Boss”, “3:16 Pt. 2″, “Barbershop”, “Freak These Tales”, “Bad Man!”, “H.U.S.T.L.E.”, “The Pain”, “Silly Girl”, “Everything”, “Lookin’ Fly”, “Break Up” (“Int’l Players Anthem” beat), “Fornever”, “Cigarettes & Liquor”, “Vikki Veil”, “I Used To Love H.E.R.” (Common cover), “The Problem Is” (w/ Sick Jacken), “Yesterday Today” (Encore), “L.A.” (Encore)
Murs & Sick Jacken have been constantly putting on shows since the middle of April. They decided to extend the tour for a few more weeks and added Las Vegas to the calendar. The last minute add-on resulted to having the show at an indoor skate park in North Las Vegas. With little to no advertising, only about 100 people showed up. However, half of the fans were there for Psycho Realm’s Sick Jacken. Jacken put on an amazing show for not being on over 45 minutes. He performed classics from the early Psycho Realm days to his last album Legends Of The Mask & The Assassin (with DJ Muggs). My favorite songs were “Good Times”, “Land Of Shadows”, & “The Sickside”. Murs performed more than half of the songs off his latest Fornever. Many of the people (skaters) weren’t too familiar with his non-popular songs, but Murs still did his best to rock the stage. Murs has non-stop energy and will always give you a laugh by some of the things he says and does. Some of my favorite songs from his set were “Murs The Boss”, “Break Up”, “The Problem Is”, “Yesterday Today”, & “L.A.”.
Bonus (Again): Three must see Hip-Hop shows. Some of these concerts are worth driving a few hours to see.
Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival
July 10, 2010 @ Brooklyn Bridge Plaza & Tobacco Warehouse, Brooklyn, New York
Performers: De La Soul (headliner), Smif-N-Wessun & Black Moon (Duckdown 15th Anniversary), Curren$y, Fashawn, Skyzoo, The Money Making Jam Boys
Rock The Bells 2010 Festival
August 21, 2010 @ NOS Events Center, Los Angeles, California
August 22, 2010 @ Shoreline Amphitheatre, San Francisco, California
August 28, 2010 @ South Island Field/Governor’s Island, New York, New York
August 29, 2010 @ Merriweather Post Pavilion, Washington D.C.
Performers: Snoop Dogg (Performing “Doggystyle” w/ Warren G, Tha Dogg Pound, Lady Of Rage, RBX), A Tribe Called Quest (performing “Midnight Marauders”), Wu-Tang Clan (Performing “Enter The Wu-Tang”), Rakim (Performing “Paid In Full”), KRS-One (Performing “Criminal Minded”), Slick Rick (Performing “The Great Adventures Of”), DJ Premier (Tribute to Gang Starr), Lauryn Hill, Street Sweeper Social Club, Murs & 9th Wonder, Wiz Khalifa, Clipse, Immortal Technique, Brother Ali, Jedi Mind Tricks, DJ Muggs & Ill Bill, Supernatural, DJ Rocky Rock, & more
Jay-Z & Eminem Concert
September 2 @ Comerica Park, Detroit, Michigan
September 13 @ Yankee Stadium, Bronx, New York
Admission: Tickets go on sale June 12
Performers: Jay-Z, Eminem, and more?