Multi-platinum selling producer/rapper Kwamé celebrated his birthday by bringing fans one of the most ambitious Instagram Live endeavors yet: a six-plus hour showcase featuring a plethora of legendary MCs.
Kicking off with Roxanne Shante, Kwamé treated his audience with guest after guest while mixing in DJ sets of classics from the ’90s and early 2000s.
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⭐️BREAKFAST WILL BE SERVED ⭐️ 11Am EST ! We are all cooped up and need to release ! So I will begin rocking CLASSIC #80sHIPHOP &90sHipHop . Celebrating LIFE / my #birthday quarantine style ! But I wanted it to be wayyyyyyy bigger than me ! So I am personally inviting ALL my #ClassicHipHop brothers and sisters to hop in my live feed and rock a song the we all love ! I have over TWENTY FIVE artist committed and more coming through ! Can we pull this off ???? Make sure you check in!!!!
The star-studded livestream provided viewers with plenty of highlights. One was Black Sheep’s Dres, who previewed a verse off of his upcoming project produced entirely by the late J Dilla.
There was also a cornucopia of great conversations too, particularly Money B and Kwam sharing tour stories.
A livestream with this many moving parts wasn’t without its hiccups though. One pervasive issue was individuals jamming up the requests, making it difficult for Kwam to add more artists. As a result, Big Daddy Kane, LL Cool J and a host of others didn’t get to be a part of the experience.
However, that did little to take away from the show. Things went so well it appears this is going to become a regular thing. Kwamé even toyed with the concept of having an R&B format as well.
For those that missed it, check out the full guest recap below.
Guests in order:
Hakeem (Channel Live)
Kangol Kid (UTFO)
Dres (Black Sheep)
Doitall (Lords Of The Underground)
Money B (Digital Underground)
Tasha Mabry (New Beginning)
Tash (Tha Alkaholiks)
DJ Tat Money
Prince Markie Dee
Bobby J From Rockaway