Video: D.I.T.C., EPMD & Naughty @ Nokia Theater

D.I.T.C. (Lord Finesse, A.G. & O.C.) – Thick

Last Friday I caught EPMD, Naughty By Nature, O.C. and Lords of the Underground at the Nokia Theater in Times Square. Good shit.

O.C. opened and brought out A.G. and my personal G.O.A.T. Lord Finesse, so needless to say I went apeshit. That was my first time seeing the Funky Technician perform and I was not at all disappointed. Not to sound like a crabby old head or anything, but they just make MC’s of that caliber anymore. You know, the type that can just whip the crowd into a frenzy with only sharp lyrics and flawless delivery.

I also have a newfound respect for LOTU. I never really got into them too tough beyond their singles because I always thought of them as kinda gimmicky, and after Finesse tore them a new one that one time, that was pretty much it for me even trying to give them a chance. But man, they did their thing for real, and Mr. Funky Man spit some new shit that didn’t sound half bad. No video their performance, sorry.

EPMD – You Got’s To Chill/I Shot The Sheriff

EPMD headlined and tore shit down. I saw them do a nearly identical set last year at B.B. Kings, so this wasn’t the highlight of the show for me, but still dopeness nonetheless.

Naughty By Nature – O.P.P./Uptown Anthem

What can I say about Naughty. Treach and Vinnie were running around that stage like drunk 19 year-olds. They absolutely demolished their set. In this clip you see them opening with “O.P.P.” and the crowd was into it, but it not like you’d expect them to be, especially when the whole place was already hopped up on all that mid 90’s goodness. But then they go into “Uptown Anthem” and you can see the entire place erupt. What you don’t see on the video is later on during the set when Treach straight up open mouth kisses his Tupac tattoo and pours Hennessey all over it. I wish we had a clip of them doing “Everything’s Gonna Be Alright” though, it really was a spiritual experience.

Shout out to Legend from OS for the video. My brand new fancy-schmancy smartphone, that I had just received that day, decided to act dumb and refused to turn on, so I couldn’t get any decent video.

(Khalid over at Smoking Section also put up an account of his night at Nokia alot of which he spent backstage kicking it with the performers and roaming celebs. I lost on that tip, because although me and my man had all access passes, the third dude we brought didn’t, so that kind of fucked up our flow a little something.)

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62 Responses to “Video: D.I.T.C., EPMD & Naughty @ Nokia Theater”

  1. D. Billz Says:

    lmao @ luis

    That mofo is the GOAT heckler, transcending all facets of entertainment including sports events and comedy shows.


  3. Plug Says:

    classic luis… LOL

  4. kallywood Says:


  5. Two-Times Says:

    I think the first one he gave me was that nigga magno’s mixtape

    yeah magno part of the new wave… the swisha house wave with mike jones…(which is when i stopped really listenin to it like that)
    the orginail dj screw tapes was more z-ro, big moe, keke, pokey, esg etc..

    yo one time the local hood spot got robbed and all they took was screw tapes, they didn’t touch nothing esle… this was back in like 98’… lol…


  7. green eyes Says:

    those jean look like they belong to a gay train conductor named maurice garland

  8. D. Billz Says:

    Yo… these Barkley/Wade TMobile commercials reek of homoeroticism. First joint he was watchin’ old clips of Barkley and then started picturin’ him in his tight shorts on some Martin “You So Crazy” vibe. Now he talkin’ about picturin’ duke mounted on a horse. Both commercials he has a whispery tone like he was tryin’ to remember his first piece of ass or a honeymoon. Smh

  9. Two-Times Says:

    those are some gay ass jeans… smh

  10. Plug Says:

    the first round draft pick mixtape he did with mike jones, was the only mike jones cd I’ve ever heard all the way through
    If you don’t work you don’t eat, you don’t grind you don’t shine
    No if’s and’s or but’s, bottom line
    That’s why I’m on a mission, to keep the paper flipping
    I got’s to get a house, before I start wood gripping

    I was just listening to that cd yesterday

  11. Nah Right » Blog Archive » D.I.T.C ft. Show & AG - Experience Says:

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  12. Slowya Role Says:

    Wrong UGK collaberated with Oh my lord Jamar and Keith Murray back in 95 on the soundtrack Dont be a menace while drinkin’… and they from New York

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