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. PHOENIXXX Says:

    Charlie Murphy, Nokia Theater, June 14

    be there niggas

  2. digital scales Says:

    who ended up winning eskay?

  3. Plug Says:

    no disrespect, but pimp c’s death hurt my sole worse than Pac, Big, eazy e, big L, and Jam master Jay combined. I might have actually shead a tear…

  4. Yellow Rebel Says:

    wow i have a copy of that DITC album sitting around somewhere. RIP Big L

  5. Plug Says:

    … and worse than proof and dilla’s…

    no disrespect

  6. Two-Times Says:

    this is a nice post… it’s orginial

    atleast other blogs can’t bite this shit

  7. Plug Says:

    pimp c’s last interview….

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTaQDZXplLk

  8. PHOENIXXX Says:

    just when you thought BB King’s and S.O.B.’s was the last real hip hop spots in NY

    Nokia Theater creepin on a come up

  9. Two-Times Says:

    plug

    you lived down south?..or got fam down here?
    before big pimpin most people did knoww who ugk was outside of tx/lousisana really..it’s tight that you like they shit…

  10. PHOENIXXX Says:

    no disrespect

    Pimp C talked too much. he died kinda bitter

  11. eskay Says:

    “eat 20,000 wee-wees and die” – Chad Butler

  12. digital scales Says:

    Nokia Theater creepin on a come up
    ^^
    nokia theater been getting play, i seen nas there i seen the lox there

    sob’s and bb kings is more underground and these comerical cats just come through to try to get some love

    i was at the show when mims came and wow they treated son like shit, nobody showed him no type of love and he starts pleeding with the crowd ”this is why new york hiphop dead, cause ya niggas dont wanna show no love this is why the south is running hiphop” of course nobody was feeling that shit

  13. Two-Times Says:

    Pimp C spoke the truth on every thing he talked about

  14. landLORD Says:

    … Mister Cee > Pimp C …

  15. RIGZ Says:

    For real 2?

    I always thought UGK were big out there…People out here listened to ‘em, but we fuck with South music…Plus Pocket Full Of Stones was on Menace II Society (if I remember correctly)

    I thought everyone heard Riding Dirty. I heard that then I heard some of their earlier stuff, but i didnt feel it as much as Riding Dirty…

    Around 97, UGK, Geto Boys & 36 Mafia were the only southern artists I knew about. And i didnt even know or care they was from the South

  16. Plug Says:

    Two-Times Says:

    April 30th, 2008 at 8:29 pm
    plug

    you lived down south?..or got fam down here?
    before big pimpin most people did knoww who ugk was outside of tx/lousisana really..it’s tight that you like they shit…
    ——————–
    My moms rew up on a farm in arkansas. my pops alabama. I was born up here but the south is embedded in my DNA. I been up on UGK before master P put out Down south hustlers. It irritatd me when everybody hopped on the UGK banwagon when big pimpin came out.

  17. Da PartyStarter Says:

    Y’all done made me go download NBN….again….

  18. eskay Says:

    the best shit about Nokia is those two upstairs VIP sections on either side of the stage. I’ve been up in that bitch for the last two shows I went to there and I was loving life. my old ass is too elderly to be standing through an entire 4 hour hip-hop concert.

  19. E AKA THE REAL NORIEAGA Says:

    sounded like a dope show

  20. digital scales Says:

    eskay you go to the first nas concert in central park?

  21. D. Billz Says:

    smh @ the Cavs is about to lose at home.

  22. Two-Times Says:

    @ RIGZ

    everybody down here been ridin with UGK since 92 pocket full of stones/ tell me something good…
    but outside tx/lousisana i don’t think many people fucked with them until jay-z brought them out and once the whole texas expolsion happend..

    i know u been bumpin them since the early days..

  23. Plug Says:

    I bought sweet james jones right when Pimp C went to jail. Its so scratched it wont burn. UGK is definetly one of my favorite groups.. if not my all time favorite

    LF: 89-87 wizards

    cavs ball

    3.9 seconds remaining

  24. landLORD Says:

    … Caron Butler scored that basket by sheer force of will …

  25. Two-Times Says:

    Plug

    word..it’s tight you like UGK.

    . Down South hustlers was a classic cd.. big fat ass bitch right on the front!…
    i remember the “west coast Bad boyz” cd’s P used to put out…
    kane and abel..
    TRU’s 1st CD = Classic … “Fuck u hoes” = classic track
    Shilk the shocker 1st cd = hood classic

    and P’s “mama’s bad boy” and 99 ways to die

  26. Plug Says:

    lol @ the cavs crowd. them cats is sick. they showed some chinese dude puttin his head down in shame. ha ha

  27. landLORD Says:

    … Lebron gon’ cry when he get to the lockeroom … word to Brendan Haywood …

  28. D. Billz Says:

    landLORD Says:

    April 30th, 2008 at 8:44 pm
    … Caron Butler scored that basket by sheer force of will …

    ^On LBJ, at that. And then James turn right around and miss the game winnin’ bucket. It’s a long ride to D.C.

  29. D. Billz Says:

    they showed some chinese dude puttin his head down in shame.

    ^Haaaa! I saw that shit too.

  30. E AKA THE REAL NORIEAGA Says:

    I always thought UGK were big out there…
    ^^^^
    nope they didn’t get recognition ’till “Big Pimpin”, Southern rappers didn’t get mainstream love till Master P blew up(no homo), but some groups and rappers got popular out here(west coast) through word of mouth and by collabos

  31. RIGZ Says:

    Wow. I never knew UGK were that unknown before Jay put them on a track…I dunno why, but I always thought they were bigger than they actually was…

    I guess thats why Jay got away with quoting / biting their shit on The Black Album. To this day, people swear to me he made that shit up himself

  32. landLORD Says:

    … the Atlanta Hawks getting Bibby, stabilized their whole squad … all they really needed was a point guard …

  33. landLORD Says:

    … the Atlanta Hawks getting Bibby, stabilized their whole squad … all they really needed was a point guard …

  34. Plug Says:

    . Down South hustlers was a classic cd.. big fat ass bitch right on the front!…
    i remember the “west coast Bad boyz” cd’s P used to put out…
    kane and abel..
    ————
    down south hustleers was the first time I heard Soulja slim… he was then magnolia slim.

    This cat at the mom and pop record store in the hood got all the old no limit cd’s. the last 2 I bout were 7 sins and the second west coast bad boys… the one wit the pac tribute. cats dont know Master P used to open up for Pac at his shows. people though P was just hoppin on the Pac bandwagon. Master P doesnt get enough respect

  35. Two-Times Says:

    the 1st NYC artist ever to mess with UGK was……..

    50 Cent back in 99′…

    Jay-Z did it in for Big Pimpin in 01′…

  36. Plug Says:

    dam! I’m out of 40′s

  37. RIGZ Says:

    Yeah, Bun was meant to be on Power Of The Dollar.

    I remember 50 saying that back then

  38. Two-Times Says:

    >> cats dont know Master P used to open up for Pac at his shows.
    Master P doesnt get enough respect

    very true… P had the west coast and south connection… his dad was from richmond, cali so he spent some time out there… but he grew up in NO.

    all that no limit shit with UGK is the real south for me… not this new wave been comin thru for the last couple of years..

    i remember the days when every passin whip was bumpin
    “burbons and lacs”

    yo it’s crazy at 1 point when i was younger I owned every orginail DJ Screw tape… lol

  39. E AKA THE REAL NORIEAGA Says:

    I liked a couple of the rappers on No limit(no homo) but I couldn’t take P seriously after Yukmouth clowned him

  40. D. Billz Says:

    Plug Says:

    April 30th, 2008 at 8:55 pm
    dam! I’m out of 40’s

    ^ (c) somebody on a stoop in Cherry Hill in 1993

  41. D. Billz Says:

    LF: How in the hell is Mike Bivins gettin’ all of this TNT/NBA air time? He gotta be smashin’ one of the execs.

    TNT is based in ATL. Madd professional Black women. Biv gettin’ his Stedmon on.

  42. PHOENIXXX Says:

    the latest in hip hop fashion. the next big trend?

    http://www.tinyurl.com/5w2xgp

    looks like a Harlem/SoHo/West Village collaboration nh

  43. D. Billz Says:

    LOL @ KG pattin’ the ref on the ass after he blocked Bibby.

  44. Plug Says:

    yo it’s crazy at 1 point when i was younger I owned every orginail DJ Screw tape… lol
    ——
    I ran across this old grey screw tape in the early 90′s. I was hooked.

    Then my homie had went to Texas to play college football. He came back to the D wit so many screwed cd’s. I could be happier. I think the first one he gave me was that nigga magno’s mixtape… He was a monster on the metophores. I’m still waitin on this cats cd

  45. D. Billz Says:

    Those jeans look like a nigga was standin’ in a baby pool.

  46. E AKA THE REAL NORIEAGA Says:

    the latest in hip hop fashion. the next big trend?

    http://www.tinyurl.com/5w2xgp

    looks like a Harlem/SoHo/West Village collaboration nh
    ^^^^
    those are some gay ass jeans

  47. E AKA THE REAL NORIEAGA Says:

    I think the first one he gave me was that nigga magno’s mixtape… He was a monster on the metophores. I’m still waitin on this cats cd
    ^^^^
    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

  48. luis Says:

    esGay is the king of all fags!!!!!!

  49. luis Says:

    esGay is the king of all fags!!!!!!

  50. luis Says:

    esGay is the king of all fags!!!!

  51. D. Billz Says:

    lmao @ luis

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

  52. E AKA THE REAL NORIEAGA Says:

    http://www.musicplacements.com.

  53. Plug Says:

    classic luis… LOL

  54. kallywood Says:

    LMFAOO AT THOSE JEANS!!

  55. 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…

  56. E AKA THE REAL NORIEAGA Says:

    wildwestweb.co.jp/
    ^^^^
    ?

  57. green eyes Says:

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

  58. 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

  59. Two-Times Says:

    those are some gay ass jeans… smh

  60. 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

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  62. 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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