Despite the oncoming blizzard making its way towards the Big Apple, hip-hop fans came out in droves last night (February 9) to support Haiti to attend XXL’s benefit concert at New York City’s Webster Hall.
The Drama King, DJ Kay Slay, warmed the crowd up, before Styles P opened up the show. The Yonkers MC went through a bevy of past hits, including “Locked Up” and “Good Times.” The Ghost also had a bone to pick with MTV’s Hottest MCs list, saying, “I don’t know about y’all top 10 list” before performing “Fuck You.”
Next up was Dipset Capo Jim Jones. With up-and-coming rapper Sen City serving as his hypeman, the Harlemite kept the crowd warm with his hit, “Summer Wit’ Miami.” Jones also blessed the crowd with “Pop Champagne” and his breakout single, “We Fly High,” among other songs.
At the top of the bill was fellow Diplomat Juelz Santana. The Skull Gang General performed a lot of new material, including “Harlem Forever” and his new song, “Mixing up the Medicine,” which got a huge response from fans. But the biggest moment of the night was when Juelz brought out G-Unit’s Lloyd Banks to perform their new collaboration “Beamer, Benz or Bentley” [Watch Below].
All proceeds from the show were donated on behalf of the participating artists to The American Red Cross’s earthquake relief effort in Haiti. —William Nilly