Posted in hiphop | music | pictures on August 30, 2010

photos by Eric Townsend, words by BBG

"Can't NOBODY FUCK WITH A TRIBE CALLED QUEST LIVE! ROCK THE BELLS NYC WAS MAGIC!" -Carringtonworld

"#np tribe called quest-steve biko(stir it up)....what yall know about #RocktheBells 2010 live from nyc huh? -"NotoriousDIZZ"

"Some of my rap top 10 will be live on stage: slick rick, lauryn hill, wu tang, rakim, krs one, tribe called quest. nYc represent, represent" -LeRoyLive

A Tribe Called Quest on Governors Island Saturday
A Tribe Called Quest

Linden boulevard represent, represent
Tribe called quest represent, represent
When the mic is in my hand, I'm never hesitant
My favourite jam back in the day was "Eric B. is President"
-[A Tribe Called Quest - "Steve Biko (Stir It Up)"]
Both A Tribe Called Quest, Rakim, and the songs "Steve Biko" AND "Eric B Is President" were showcased at Saturday's Rock The Bells event at Randall's Island as the crews showcased their classic LPs Midnight Marauders and Paid In Full respectively. The two Hip Hop legends were part of a much larger whopper of a show that also showcased Wu-Tang Clan's Enter The 36 Chambers, Snopp Dogg's Doggy Style, Slick Rick's The Great Adventures of Slick Rick, KRS-One performing Criminal-Minded, as well as performances from Lauryn Hill, Jedi Mind Tricks, Brother Ali, Wiz Khalifa, and many many others. On the paparazzi tip, celebs were out in full force to check out the show as well as Jay-Z, Chris Rock, John Legend (who performs at Bowery Ballroom tonight), newlywed couple Alicia Keys/Swizz Beatz, Mary J Blige, and many many others were all spotted at the shindig (some snaps are below).

More pictures (and video) from the show are HERE and below (, and one more set still on the way)...

Rock The Bells

Rock The Bells

Jedi Mind Tricks

Jedi Mind Tricks

Jedi Mind Tricks

Jedi Mind Tricks

Jedi Mind Tricks

Rock The Bells

Rock The Bells

Brother Ali

Brother Ali

Rock The Bells

Rock The Bells

Rock The Bells

Rock The Bells

Rock The Bells

Rakim

Rakim

Rakim

Rakim

Rakim

Rakim

Rakim

Rock The Bells

Rock The Bells

Rock The Bells

Rock The Bells

Rock The Bells

Rock The Bells

KRS-One

KRS-One

KRS-One

KRS-One

KRS-One

KRS-One

KRS-One

KRS-One

Rock The Bells

Rock The Bells

Rock The Bells

Immortal Technique

Immortal Technique

Rock The Bells

Rock The Bells

Rock The Bells

Rock The Bells

Lauryn Hill

Lauryn Hill

Lauryn Hill

Lauryn Hill

Lauryn Hill

Lauryn Hill

Lauryn Hill

Lauryn Hill

Lauryn Hill

Lauryn Hill

Lauryn Hill

Lauryn Hill

Lauryn Hill

Lauryn Hill

Wiz Khalifa

Wiz Khalifa

Wiz Khalifa

Wiz Khalifa

Wiz Khalifa

Rock The Bells

Rock The Bells

Rock The Bells

Rock The Bells

A Tribe Called Quest

A Tribe Called Quest

A Tribe Called Quest

A Tribe Called Quest

A Tribe Called Quest

A Tribe Called Quest

A Tribe Called Quest

A Tribe Called Quest

A Tribe Called Quest

A Tribe Called Quest

A Tribe Called Quest

A Tribe Called Quest

Rock The Bells

Rock The Bells

Rock The Bells

Rock The Bells

Rock The Bells

Wu-Tang Clan

Wu-Tang Clan

Wu-Tang Clan

Wu-Tang Clan

Wu-Tang Clan

Wu-Tang Clan

Wu-Tang Clan

Wu-Tang Clan

Wu-Tang Clan

Wu-Tang Clan

Wu-Tang Clan

Wu-Tang Clan

Rock The Bells

Rock The Bells

Rock The Bells

Rock The Bells

Rock The Bells

Snoop Dogg

Snoop Dogg

Snoop Dogg

Snoop Dogg

Snoop Dogg

Snoop Dogg

Snoop Dogg

Snoop Dogg

Rock The Bells

Rock The Bells

Rock The Bells

Rock The Bells

Rock The Bells

Rock The Bells

Rock The Bells

Pictures continue HERE
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Rakim - Paid In Full (Live @ Rock the Bells, New York) 8/28/10

Lauryn Hill - Ready Or Not (Live @ Rock the Bells, New York) 8/28/10

KRS-One - Sound Of Da Police (Live @ Rock the Bells, New York) 8/28/10

A Tribe Called Quest - Scenario (feat. Busta Rhymes) with Swizz Beatz (Live @ Rock the Bells, New York) 8/28/10

A Tribe Called Quest - Award Tour (Live @ Rock the Bells, New York) 8/28/10

Wu-Tang Clan - C.R.E.A.M. (Live @ Rock the Bells, New York) 8/28/10

Wu-Tang Clan - Ice Cream (Live @ Rock the Bells, New York) 8/28/10

Wu-Tang Clan - Wu-Tang Clan Ain't Nuthing ta Fuck Wit (Live @ Rock the Bells, New York) 8/28/10

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Comments (24)

apparently rock the bells in maryland yesterday was a disaster with lauren hill going on like 3 hours late because she was getting a pedicure and snoop not showing up until 15 minutes before curfew.

Posted by Anonymous | August 30, 2010 7:56 PM

this looks horrible.

Posted by Anonymous | August 30, 2010 8:04 PM

rap is even better live, amirite?

Posted by Anonymous | August 30, 2010 8:06 PM

Posted by Anonymous | August 30, 2010 8:21 PM

who does odb's parts now?

Posted by Anonymous | August 30, 2010 8:28 PM

Hip Hop is dead - NAS told me so.

Posted by Anonymous | August 30, 2010 8:29 PM

This was one of the best concerts in a long time! Hip Hop woodstock! ROCK THE BELLS!

Posted by Anonymous | August 30, 2010 8:56 PM

Lauren's looking a little over the Hill. Bah dum tish!

Posted by Anonymous | August 30, 2010 9:29 PM

Lauryn Hill sounded like she'd swallowed a feral cat in heat. Made me saaaaadddd...Otherwise, everybody killed it, great show! (Next time, event organizers, try to have some F'ING water available past 2:30pm, and maybe less than $5 a bottle!!)

Posted by Anonymous | August 30, 2010 9:45 PM

(that pained expression on Chris Rock's face? yeah, that's during Lauryn's set.--'nuff said.)

Posted by Anonymous | August 30, 2010 9:46 PM

What's with all the barricades taking up the best audience standing room space?!?

Posted by Anonymous | August 30, 2010 9:48 PM

Been waiting for bv pictures. always the best.

Posted by JB | August 30, 2010 10:11 PM

Pics are ridiculous!

Posted by Anonymous | August 30, 2010 10:22 PM

busta rhymes BEASTED that

Posted by Anonymous | August 30, 2010 11:16 PM

why doesn't GZA get a mic?

Posted by Anonymous | August 31, 2010 12:13 AM

This was the best concerts in a long time! Wu-Tang Clan is the best!

Posted by Strength | August 31, 2010 2:56 AM

I feel that wiz khalifa isn't doing enough to accentuate his neck

Posted by Anonymous | August 31, 2010 3:18 AM

I left my wallet on Governors Island.

Posted by Anonymous | August 31, 2010 9:30 AM

Why do white people like Tribe Called Quest and Roots so much?

Posted by Anonymous | August 31, 2010 9:41 AM

CANT BELIEVE I MISSED THIS.

Posted by Anonymous | August 31, 2010 10:39 AM

ATCQ was by far the best. Hill was disappointing and best Wu-Tang performance I've seen yet.

Posted by Anonymous | August 31, 2010 11:09 AM

9:41 because their lyrics are about regular everyday shit that everyone can relate to. unlike most rappers fantasy lifestyle where they are major players in the international drug game, murdering people left and right, and getting ass they didn't have to pay for.

Posted by Anonymous | August 31, 2010 5:30 PM

I would very much LOVE to have these pictures e-mailed to me in their hi-res format. They look amazing, very good job. Leaving my e-mail here:
anoonu@aol.com

I actually found this page because you used my videos haha, appreciate that

Posted by Nap | September 11, 2010 9:48 PM

^ On crack.

Posted by Anonymous | May 5, 2011 10:47 AM

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