Posted in hiphop | music on July 18, 2011

Kanye rhymes from the crowd
Kanye

When New York rhymer Q-Tip and his A Tribe Called Quest dropped their classic hip-hop set Midnight Marauders in 1993, Kanye West-an avid fan of the trio-was 19.

So you can imagine the joy he felt last Saturday when his teen idol brought him, now a full-on star himself, up on stage as a surprise guest at the Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival to perform Marauders' standout single "Award Tour."

A Chicago native, West looked right at home on the outdoor NY stage. In his retro chic tank top and snapback cap, Kanye didn't just rock with Tip, but also hopped off the stage and into the crowd to perform the title track from his last album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. -[EW]

The "Q-Tip & Friends" set at Brooklyn Hip Hop Fest 2011 was also marked with surprise appearances from Busta Rhymes, Monie Love and Black Thought of The Roots for songs like "Scenario", "Bonita Applebaum", and "Monie In The Middle". We have pictures coming. Meanwhile check out a whole bunch of vidoes below...

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Q-Tip - Vivrant Thing (HD) - Live at the 2011 Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival 7/16/11

Q-Tip and Kanye West - Award Tour (HD) - Live 2011 Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival 7/16/11

Q-Tip and Kanye West - Dark Fantasy, Can't Tell Me Nothing, All Of The Lights 7/16/11

Q-Tip and Busta Rhymes - Scenario (HD) Live at the 2011 Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival 7/16/11

Q-Tip and Black Thought - Bonita Applebaum & Electric Relaxation (HD) 2011 Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival

Q Tip and Monie Love 1 Monie In The Middle

Q-Tip and Busta Rhymes - Oh My God (HD) - Live at the 2011 Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival 7/16/11

Q-Tip - Can I Kick It? (HD) - Live at the 2011 Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival 7/12/11

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Comments (18)

And to think I missed this for 4Knots. FUK!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | July 18, 2011 6:06 PM

Props to Kanye. I'd much rather see him perform in this setting, than see him do some ridiculous, bloated arena tour.

Posted by Anonymous | July 18, 2011 6:07 PM

For anyone who was there... did Q-Tip have any comments about the new documentary or about Michael Rappaport?

Posted by Anonymous | July 18, 2011 6:10 PM

Kanye rules.

Posted by Anonymous | July 18, 2011 6:19 PM

Kanye about to take that mic real deep, son. Yeah, you love it baby. Take it.

Posted by Anonymous | July 18, 2011 6:30 PM

Yeah, Tip said he fully supported the documentary and encouraged everyone to watch it.

Posted by Andrew | July 18, 2011 6:35 PM

Who?

Posted by Anonymous | July 18, 2011 6:40 PM

Andrew is right. And Mike was hanging out backstage.

Posted by Anonymous | July 18, 2011 6:44 PM

lotsa gay sex at this event.

Posted by Anonymous | July 18, 2011 6:45 PM

I left my $70k in El Segundo

Posted by Anonymous | July 18, 2011 8:35 PM

Fish Sticks

Posted by fastpasstv | July 19, 2011 12:59 AM

white rappers rock.

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Posted by Anonymous | July 19, 2011 8:44 AM

I'm pretty sure Kanye West's teen idol was Kanye West.

Posted by Anonymous | July 22, 2011 6:05 PM

Kanya west is the man! He needs to come out with something new. What did he come out with after his mom died?

Posted by carpet cleaning santa monica | October 17, 2011 4:37 PM

Kanye west is the truth. he is one of the best hiphop artist living. i love him.

Posted by Meryll @ Be Anywhere | October 20, 2011 10:19 PM

i love! touches too, am dying to see live, thanks for sharing!

Posted by Ar do Carro | June 5, 2013 12:04 PM

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