If you love hip hop, it is really hard to do what I do sometimes.
Big Daddy Kane and Doug E. Fresh headlined a Legends of Hip Hop concert on Long Island, finishing up just hours ago on the stage of The Crazy Donkey, in Farmingdale, NY.
I wasn’t going to review the show, because the promoters did not respond to my “press inquiries” ahead of time. Luckily, I got a hookup on tickets, and didn’t have to pay to get in, so I went. (It’s a perk for working on this site after working a day job and taking care of my family and loving my wife. Let me live!).
A few local acts opened up. We’ll get to them at another point, but needless to say, when the big dogs came out, it was a whole ‘nother ballgame.
Big Daddy Kane barely wasted three breaths on an intro before jumping right in to a “Smooth Operator” and “Ain’t No Half Steppin’” (my favoritest rap song of ever) medley. Dope. Then, went right into “Raw” and “Warm It Up Kane” and just lit up the stage with the same ease you and I might light up a match. Smooth operator, indeed.
I’m not going to play Mr. Journalist tonight. It was hard to film while reciting all the words, and taking pictures with my other hand all while nodding my head and grinning from ear to ear at the performance, and my advantageous vantage point. Tonight, I was a fan, and reminded once again, why I bust my tail to work on Birthplace Magazine for you. For them. For us.
So, enjoy the clips. There will be more, posting throughout the day as I can get to them. Please check back. Kane, and Doug E. Fresh, who put on a ridonkulously entertaining show, are certainly worth it.
Big Daddy Kane performs Smooth Operator and Ain’t No Half Steppin’ at The Crazy Donkey in Farmingdale, NY on March 25/26, 2010. www.BirthplaceMag.com or www.ClubLoaded.com for info about this, and future hip hop shows at The Crazy Donkey.