Rock The Bells’ cancellation in both Washington D.C. and New York was a devastating loss for hip-hop fans on the East Coast. Chang Weisberg, who is the owner of Guerilla Union and the RTB founder, says he is a “lost for words” and felt he’s “let down so many people.” There have been reports that the festival would have lost $3 million if they proceeded with the scheduled dates.
One of many high-profile performers was Kid Cudi. Last night, the former G.O.O.D. Music signee gave his opinion on cutting short RTB’s tour stops. In his lengthy Twitter response, Cudi spoke about the importance of hip-hop having more energetic performances, as well as adding variety in future festivals. Then, Cudi revealed his favorite rappers who can put on a show are Busta Rhymes and Diddy. Do you agree with Cudder? Read on below.
I dont sell the most records, u dont hear me on the radio if ever, and I def dont make the most money, but NO ONE can fuck w my live show. It doesnt matter whos the nicest w the raps or who makes the most paper. Those things dont mean shit on stage. Can u perform? From opening for A Trak and Steve Aoki in 09 performing for 20 people on top of a speaker to sold out arenas. I always perform my soul out. Excuse me, that was 07. So yea, been rippin.
Hip hop shows arnt exciting. I personally think thats why RTB fell off. With the exception of a few artists and legends we know and love. Aint nobody tryna hear a bunch of people yellin at u all day w all that testosterone, mean muggin n shit. People wanna smile and dance. Thats why dance festivals always win. The energy is always positive and people come to spread love and hear all types of great music. There should never be a festival devoted to one genre of music ever. It should be a cluster fuck of it all. Well, country but thats it haha.
Man i just wanna say this right now so theres no confusion. BUSTA RHYMES is the best live performer in Hip Hop. Then most def Red and Meth! I learned from them niggaz, especially Busta. And then of course my big brother Yeezus ;) And Puff know how to rock a show too. I like to have a Bowie outlook on things.