This past Friday (September 30), was a night to remember! The Harlem Diplomats (Cam’ron, Jim Jones, Juelz Santana and Freekey Zekey), with special guests Vado and ASAP Rock invaded the city, with a sold-out concert at the Best Buy Theatre in Times Square, for the last show of Red Bull Music Academy’s Five Out Of Five tour of New York City’s five boroughs. The Harlem natives, who performed with a live band, opened-up the show a little after 9pm.
Performing “What’s Really Good” and other tracks off their 2003’s certified gold album “Diplomatic Immunity.” They rocked the stage for a jammed pack wall-to-wall crowd for almost two hours.
After Dipset performed as a group, they all did their solo sets. Jim Jones kicked off his solo set, by performing some of his hits such as “Certified Gangsta,” “Baby Girl” “G’s Up,” and “Harlem.” During the middle of his set, Jones kept it all the way Harlem, by bringing out up & coming rapper ASAP Rocky, who performed his hit “Peso.” Jones closed his set with “Perfect Day.”
After Jones exited the stage, Juelz Santana opened-up his set by performing some of his biggest hits including “Shotta,” “Oh Yes,” “Mic Check,” “Back To The Crib,” “There It Go (The Whistle Song)” and “Clock Work.” Santana closed out his set with “Beamer, Benz or Bentley” (minus Lloyd Banks).
Cam’ron picked up where Juelz Santana left off. Cam kicked off his solo set by running through some of his hits such as “Down and Out,” “Wet Wipes,” and “I Used To Get It in Ohio.” During the middle of his set, Cam brought out fellow U.N. member Vado. The duo performed “Speakin In Tongues,” “We All Up In Here” and “Hey Muma.” The Harlem Diplomats all came back to the stage for one final performance with all of them together, before ending the show. The Harlemites closed out the show with “Salute” and “848.” Diplomatics Immunity 3, coming soon.
Words and recap by Donovan “Don Bleek” Moore
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