Did Diddy Just Cook? [SXSW Video]


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Wow. Literally...wow. The past few days at SXSW have all been epic in their own ways, but Saturday took the cake. After a few issues with my friends' flights, I managed to check in at The Fader Fort for the last evening of the event. Scheduled to perform were The Cool Kids, Machine Gun Kelly, Curren$y, and with Lil B being the headliner. I got in a few hours early to check out the heavy hip hop lineup and enjoy a few mixed drinks of course.



First up was Machine Gun Kelly, who I had never seen perform but must admit he indeed does have a very entertaining show. A few acts later was Curren$y and had a stellar performance. After a few more drinks it came time for Lil B's set...which you possibly have heard about by now. If not, well I'll tell you.

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Diddy came out and introduced Lil B. This wasn't a normal introduction, the crowd was extremely responsive with Diddy and especially even more when he started "cooking" on stage. Lil B then came out and performed about a 30 minute set. Towards the end of his set Diddy came back on stage and performed three songs (which the crowd sung along with every word) followed by a guest appearance by Odd Future.

After that dipped out and headed to see the Respect The West showcase, which was a tribute to Nate Dogg. Various West-Coasters took stage and I arrived just in time to catch Kendrick Lamar's set. He had the crowd singing along and was ridiculous when he performed Michael Jordan. The DPG followed with a surprise guest appearance by Snoop Dogg. After the show, got about 4 hours of sleep and hit to road to return home.

Overall, a very successful SXSW for me personally and I definitely have plenty of memories from this year. I also met countless people who were out there enjoying/working the shows. Until we meet again next year SXSW...

Curren$y   Lil B   Kendrick Lamar   Concerts  

Written by Ivan Ibarra on 03/20/11


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