Summerstage, Queensbridge Park
July 17, 2014
Prodigy and Havoc, the two main members of the Queensbridge-based hip-hop act Mobb Deep have had a rather tumultuous relationship over the last few years with the duo briefly splitting up before reuniting for a 20th anniversary tour and to release the duo’s eighth and latest effort, The Infamous Mobb Deep. And the folks at Summerstage had the duo with their DJ, DJ On Point play a set in front of their hometown crowd.
Unfortunately, I wound up missing about half of Mobb Deep’s set, as i was with a friend and we both assumed that there would be a fairly lengthy DJ set to warm up the crowd before Mobb Deep hit the stage, giving us some time to actually eat a meal and have a drink or two; however, when we finally arrived in Queensbridge, got my photo pit credentials and walked into the photo pit, there was this immediate sense that we had missed a significant portion of their set. I did catch them do “Got It Twisted” which turns a sample from Thomas Dolby’s “She Blinded Me With Science” into something dark and menacing but i also had the sense that the set was largely uneven – at times the crowd seemed a bit bored. It was honestly, one of the stranger Summerstage sets I’ve seen and one of the disappointingly shortest.
In any case, check out some photos from the set below.
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