The-Dream and Sean Garrett took it there and made it personal along the way. They faced off on Saturday night and once locked in it was awesomely cordial. The two Atlanta based hitmakers went song for song brandishing every hit that they’ve penned.
Celebs that snuck into the virtual session was everyone from Rick Ross and Fat Joe to T.I. and Wale.
I’ve been getting hit up about the ground rules. More details to follow but what we have so far…
1. Show up sober 2. 25 songs a piece 3. Songs must already be released 4. Any genre counts 5. 1m 30secs max play for each song#neyovjohnta
This set up Ne-Yo and Johnta Austin who were next up.
“Y’all requested. My brother & I will oblige,” Johnta wrote on Twitter. “Great night ahead!” Ahead of their duel, Austin took to Twitter to share some of the ground rules he and Ne-Yo had laid down for their night’s match on Sunday.
On Saturday from 11 AM to 5 PM, Kwame Holland treated the world to live performances on Instagram from some of the top artists from the Golden Age of Hip-Hop. The producer also celebrated his birthday social distancing style and it was epic.
The “One Song Classic Hip-Hop Breakfast Jam” had over 10K followers joining within the first five minutes. He uniquely meshed theme songs from weekend cartoons from the 80s and the 90s and fused them with music from the time period.
The artist line-up was a who’s who of old school fandom. Featuring Chubb Rock, Dana Dane, Dres of Black Sheep, DJ Kool, Kangol Kid from UTFO, Kid from Kid ‘n Play, King Tee, Sweet Tee, Mad Skillz, Master Ace, Monie Love, Nonchalant, Roxanne Shanté, Special Ed, and many more.
Of course, the viewership was just as lit with Big Daddy Kane, Black Thought, D-Nice, Kay Gee from Naughty by Nature, Kid Capri, Mannie Fresh, Melba Moore, Charlie Mack, Ralph McDaniels, and many more in “attendance”.
As the world pulls together to get through the COVID-19, the music is contining to save the day and the weekend one IG Live at a time.