The Diplomats Reunite, ASAP Mob Hit the Stage at New York Show
On Tuesday night (Nov. 21), the energy of mid-2000s East Coast rap coalesced with that of the 2010s when The Diplomats and the A$AP Mob hit the stage for Spotify's Rap Caviar concert at New York City's famed Hammerstein Ballroom. With booming instrumentals and relentless swagger bursting across the room, it was a look at all that's impacted the sound of Harlem the last 20 years.
Naturally, Dipset, featuring Cam'ron, Jim Jones, Juelz Santana and Freeky Zekey, made sure to deliver energetic live renditions of their classic tunes. Throughout their set, the Harlem-based rap crew ran through cuts like "Crunk Muzik," "Dipset Anthem" and "Santana's Town," and the crowd loved every moment.
For their part, A$AP Mob also made sure to leave their mark on the star-studded show, with A$AP Rocky, A$AP Ferg and A$AP Twelvyy taking the stage. Naturally, the crowd went crazy when Ferg performed his Still Striving single, "Plain Jane." They pretty much exploded when Rocky performed "Lord Pretty Flacko Jodye 2." Before jumping into that song, though, Rocky delivered an epic mid-concert monologue about his position in the rap game.
"In case y'all don't know, like I said last time, I'm the greatest fuckin' artist of all time nigga," Rocky began. "Yeah, I'm on my cocky Kanye shit, whatever the fuck, suck my dick with that nigga. I'm the greatest contemporary artist of all time. Renaissance, contemporary, all that. I need ya'll niggas to know, all this little razzle dazzle, bum ass shit going on—Flacko Season 'bout to drop real soon."
Rocky continued took a break from his boasting to offer props to Dipset, praising that "real Harlem shit." Also featured in the concert lineup were the likes of A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Don Q, Jay Critch, Teka$hi 6ix9ine and King Combs. Safe to say, it was very lit.
Check out our gallery of photos from the concert below. Peep videos from the show beneath that.
See Photos of Dipset and A$AP Mob at Spotify's Rap Caviar Concert in New York City