Posted in hiphop | music | pictures on November 15, 2010

photos by Andrew St. Clair, words by BBG

Nas

Headlined by Nas and featuring appearances from Cee-Lo (who did perform "Fuck You!"), Pete Rock with surprise guest Dres of Black Sheep, Diplo and "surprise guest" J. Cole, the Heineken Inspire show went down on Saturday (11/13) at Pier 36 under the Manhattan Bridge in Manhattan. With doors at 3pm, it was a long show, and Nas had some technical difficulties but it was free and there was free beer. DJ Kool Herc didn't perform but he came out on stage to say hello.

DJ Premier was not on hand to link up with Pete Rock, even though the duo are working on a new LP together! The album is expected to be completed by year-end, and though hardly any details regarding release have been revealed, it is known that GZA will make an appearance on the album. Preemo and KRS-One also have a collaborative LP in the works, and Nas recently told Premier that he still wants a collaborative album, and he recently announced a label comp entitled Get Used to Us due on December 7th. Premier recently spoke with the Village Voice on the current state of hip hop.

More pictures and some video from the Heineken Inspire event are below.

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Diplo

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J Cole

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Pete Rock with Dres of Black Sheep

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Kool Herc

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J Cole

Cee-Lo

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Heineken Inspire Encore NYC - J.Cole, Nas, Pete Rock, Cee Lo Green, Diplo

Cee Lo Green - Fuck You! (Live at the Heineken Inspire Encore event NYC)

Nas - NY State of Mind (live)

Nas - If I Ruled The World (Live at the Heineken Inspire Encore event NYC)

Heineken Inspire 2010 NYC: Nas- Hate Me Now

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Comments (20)

anyone catch diplo's set? how was it?

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2010 12:29 PM

diplo's set was pretty dope. def got the crowd up after a too long cottontail set playing mostly techno stuff that didn't seem to fit too well with the vibe. sound was great the whole day and then of course went to utter shit for nas. could barely make out his voice. free beer though so can't complain.

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2010 12:44 PM

Did Kanye get lost on the way to the venue or something?

Posted by Scott | November 15, 2010 12:54 PM

In addition to free concert...Free Heinekin? For the whole event or limited time?

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2010 12:59 PM

free heineken was from the start of the event until about mid-way through nas (so until about 30 minutes left).

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2010 1:02 PM

free concert + free beer = awesome! (wish I was there, didn't get chance to read about it until now)

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2010 1:11 PM

Yeah Cee-Lo totally showed up Nas.

Speaking of Kanye Cee-lo should do a duet with him. It's a match made in heaven: Cee-lo's vocals with Kanye's appreciation of soul?

mm mmm

Posted by Jimmy | November 15, 2010 1:12 PM

wow this sounds awesome. I'm waiting for Keystone to put on a similar event soon.

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2010 1:24 PM

"Heineken?! Fuck that shit! PABST BLUE RIBBON!"

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2010 1:44 PM

i remember when there were authentic comments on bv

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2010 3:16 PM

what 1:44 said

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2010 3:22 PM

Looks like a SICK event. After all the hate comments on the original event post. INTERNET HATERS are the worst. Glad you stayed home!

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2010 4:12 PM

free FOOD too, hot dogs, tacos, beef patties, soft pretzels, & coke & sprite & water for the straightedge contingent...& actually decent toilet trucks with tp & good sinks & shortish lines

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2010 5:32 PM

does heineken think this is going to make people want to buy their beer? i really don't see it. that's an awfully expensive marketing flop.

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2010 9:05 PM

9:05. you're a worthless dumbass. keep your opinions to yourself because theyre retarded. everyone at that party is going to buy heineken. diplo performed at the show and dipshit (you) had a stupid opinion.

Posted by Anonymous | November 15, 2010 10:11 PM

ok, smart guy

Posted by Anonymous | November 16, 2010 10:04 AM

one awesome night getting drunk off heineken will lead to an attempt at more awesome nights getting drunk off heineken. that's the marketing strategy, and it has proven valid over the past decades.

Posted by Anonymous | November 16, 2010 10:56 AM

well i guess they're directing their efforts at the appropriate demographic

Posted by Anonymous | November 16, 2010 12:17 PM

12:17 that was obviously a racist comment. try to disguise it all you want but you sir are a racist. please write your name so everyone can know who you are and that you're a racist.

Posted by Anonymous | November 16, 2010 12:45 PM

Nice picture...A female DJ, that's awesome

Posted by Krest | July 14, 2011 10:11 PM

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