Nas & Damian Marley w/ Theophilus London
Thursday, August 11
Better than: Trying to find a decent reggae dance club on the Upper East Side.
Central Park's SummerStage series serves as a noisy little microcosm of very different people who all miraculously coexist somehow in a limited space. The Nas & Damian Marley + Theophilus London show exemplified this strange, but harmonious equilibrium; the crowd included Jay-Z and Usher, Rasta heads and tweenagers sneaking in their first inhale.
London, outfitted in a sequined long-sleeved shirt, snug white denim and a FRESH.i.AM x Lovers GG$ Snapback cap, kicked off the show with several tracks from his debut Timez Are Weird These Days Among them was "Last Name London," where he defiantly affirms his place in the genre: "And if your whole team feel I don't deserve to be in hip-hop/Tell them they can get off my Herbie Hancock."More »