XXL‘s Freshmen ’10 Show & Prove at Live Concert [With XXcLusive Video & Pictures]

XXL’s Freshmen ’10 Live concert went down last night (March 31) at New York City’s Highline Ballroom.

The show, hosted by DJ Envy of Power 105.1 and sponsored by MTV2 and Corona, was packed from wall to wall with fans waiting to see their favorite freshmen and the headliner for the evening, Cam’ron.

The night started off with a set by Jay Rock. The gruff voiced MC brought along up-and-coming Compton rapper, Kendrick Lamar, to play hype man, as he performed a handful of of his mixtape staples, including the hit single “All My Life.”

Next up was Kanye West protege Big Sean, who performed his popular song, “Getcha Some” and a new track called “Fuck You Doin’ (Bullshit),” as well as his “Supa Dupa Lemonade” freestyle. Freddie Gibbs followed, starting off his set list with “Womb to the Tomb,” his collaboration with fellow classmate Pill. The Gary, Indiana rep later brought out Jay Rock to premiere their duet, “Rep to the Fullest.” [Watch below]

Pill took the stage next before passing the mic to fellow ATLien Donnis, who wowed the audience with a slew of surprises. Not only did he have a violinist accompanying him, the newly-signed Atlantic rapper boasted cameos from Estelle and Ryan Leslie, who played the keyboards during the Atlanta Brave’s rendition of “Gone.” [Watch below]

When Nipsey Hussle arrived, his entourage clashed with Rock’s flamed up crew backstage but it was all love. Both crews celebrated unity by shaking hands with one another in the midst of throwing up their hoods. L.A. transplant Gibbs and Neighborhood Nip even took shots of Hennessy with Jay Rock in honor of his birthday. Veteran Doug E. Fresh made a surprise appearance during the show before headliner Cam’ron hopped onstage. The Harlemite arrived around 1 a.m. with an entourage of about 40 members all supporting Killa’s latest protege Vado. The young rapper went through his standout cuts, like “Large on the Streets,” “Stop it 5″ and “Ric Flair,” before Killa  jumped into “something a little more familiar.” Cam had the crowd in a frenzy as he rocked out to “Down and Out,” “Leave Me Alone,” “Wet Wipes” and “Get it in Ohio.”  —Brooklyne Gipson

Photos courtesy of KirillWasHere.com. Click to enlarge.

  • SOUTHSIDE A-TOWN

    “When Nipsey Hussle arrived, his entourage clashed with Rock’s flamed up crew backstage but it was all love. Both crews celebrated unity by shaking hands with one another in the midst of throwing up their hoods.”
    ^^now thats wassup. gotta respect that.

    seems like it was a good ass show. Cam had that bitch rockin, i bet. this just makes me look forward to Birthday Bash even more.

    • G-UNOT KILLA

      Nipsy Hussle is a Piru lovin bitch and we’ll deal w/his insubordination when they bring thay ass bacc
      -
      OBVIOUSLY YOU HAVE NO IDEA SO I’LL BREAK IT DOWN FOR YOUR BITCH SECRET PIRU ASS.

      ‘IN 1997 I WAS JUMPED INTO THE SPOOKTOWN, GRAPESTREET, ECG-UNIT, KELLY PARK, PLAYBOY, PAYBACC, AND FRONTHOOD CRIPS. TOOKIE PERSONALLY JUMPED ME INTO THE SET VIA SATILITTE BITCH!

      ‘ IN 1998 I CAUGHT MY 1ST CHARGE WHEN I RAN UP TO MCDONALDS AND STOLE 69 CHEESE BURGERS FROM THE USC TROJANS FOOTBALL TEAM AND FED THE ENTIRE HOOD FOR 3 DAYS BITCH!

      ‘ IN 2003 I SMACCED THE SHIT OUTTA LUDICRIS AT THE SOURCE AWARDS THEN BEAT THE SHIT OUTTA I20 AND TITTY BOY FOR CUTTIN ME IN LINE @ THE RESTROOM.

      ‘ I HAVE BEEN A JANITOR FOR CRENSHAW HIGH AND A BLOGGER FOR THE CRIPS FOR THE LAST 5 YRS AND SPIDER PAYS ME HOOD RICH G’Z 24K PER YEAR TO DO SO. I’M ALSO THE LEAD CRIP WALL NAME PUTTER UPPER IN WATTS!

      aRE YOU SCARED NOW? WELL U JUST STEPPED IN SHIT BITCH AND WE CAN EBANG IT OUT OR IN THE STREETS!

  • Gerv

    I still say “Pac Div” shoulda been in the freshmen 10 real talk buddy!!!Go check all the videos they got on youtube.

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  • SCOOTIE McB

    WHERE THE BIG SEAN FOOTAGE?

  • The real chris

    G-unot killa shut yo bitch ass up!

  • daydeezy

    wow a g-unot imposter …

  • ElmStRu

    On some real I fuck with XXL magazine but yall need to stop with the damn lies. I was in there in VIP flamed up with my nikkaz showing support for Jay Rock, but there were never any issues with the tru’s that came in with Nipsey. The homie Nipsey dapped it up with us and so did his homeboys with Jay Rock and the team. Yall know the saying “red and blue make green” and that’s all it was. It was Elm Street Pirus, Bounty Hunters and Rollin 60′s choppin it up and showing respect for the West Koast artists doing they thing.

    Kold-Blooded on that SooWhoopBizness

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  • http://xxlmag.com BZ

    @Gunot killah thats some creative shit you got there lol

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  • OG MAcK Drama

    I don’t get it niggaz in NY still sucKin on Kalifornia DicK. HMM who are the real SLOBS?

    Keep slobing on dis NUTS!! LMAO

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    Elm $T. Piru 4 life
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  • http://wwwgetrich.com OG MacK Drama

    Was sup kold Blooded< ya'l=== b trippin bacK East! SMH LOL

    Piru Luv, what it doo if you aint piru u doo doo< soowhooop!