Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Young Jeezy Brings Out "The Thrones" at the Highline
I don't know it looks like this "Thrones" group thing might be something serious in the making. Can you imagine every time you see or hear Jay Kanye is right there to?!?!?! History in the making......
"Lately, it feels like we judge big rap shows by who shows up, not by who we’re actually there to see. And doing that at last night’s Young Jeezy show at the Highline would be totally worthwhile. Within the first ten minutes we got brief, ecstatic verses from both Jay-Z and Kanye West, and as the night went on Bun B popped in, as did the ubiquitous Fabolous, as did all of The Lox for some reason. It felt like a reminder that Jeezy—who hasn’t released an official album since 2008′s The Recession—is still a hugely popular part of the rap landscape.
Initially billed as a show honoring the release of Jeezy’s Def Jam debut Thug Motivation: 101, the idea was that he’d play the whole record front to back. This was an exhausting, if exciting prospect. In recent years, a whole lot of rappers with solid albums to their names have performed those records in track order. When done right, it emphasizes the big hits and is a reminder of some of the lesser appreciated album tracks"- read more - via The Fader