Monday, November 24, 2008
Jay Z , Memphis Bleek & Nas Live at The Tunnel 2000
Thats right, u read right!! Jay Z & Memphis Bleek performing live at the Tunnel! This was around late '99 early 2000! We all know at this time the ROC was da shit, Hov couldnt be touched and even Bleek was makin noise! They perform 2 songs, which was "Coming of Age" & "Get My Mind Right". And when u look at when they did the Coming of Age joint, Hov & Bleek took a page from Biggie for what he used to do at shows. When i look at this i just remember how powerful the ROC was at that time man. And they was about sign Big L, now imagine that!!
Next is Escobar with his swag in full effect, with the Jewels out and Hoodied up! This was late '99 early 2000 and he lettin niggaz know its about to go to Nasty Nas to Nas Escobar to Nastradamus! Now i like the 2000 version of Nas when he went into Nastradamus mode, alot of people killed that album but to me i liked it!! And im not gonna front, i did like "You Owe Me", the joint he did with Ginuwine. And thats when the hate came, alot of people killed him for that, but fuck that. That joint was a damn hit, it helped save that album cause he sold alot of copies. And remember yall "Oochie Wally" was right around the corner!
I hope when yall see this u will realize how exclusive and hot hip-hop was at that time. I mean thats when hip-hop was real hot!! Like hearing Clueminatti!!! out of people rides and hearing Funk Flex dropping bombs on hit records on Hot 97. Thats why i said '99 was the final year hip-hop was on point, after that its been slow decline! So please check this out, and let me know what u think! This is beyond classic footage here!!