There has been a growing shift to reach back into the past and reveal to new-school audiences the goodness that was old-school.
That will be on full display on August 24, when the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles will be transformed into a living, breathing Yo! MTV Raps. Called The Rap Show, the concert will be a reunion of all of the artists that paved the way for the Drakes and 21 Savages that populate the hip-hop world today.
The headliners include Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, which reached its apex in the mid-’90s with the crossover smash “Tha Crossroads.” Joining the Cleveland natives will be West Coast pioneer E-40, who, along with Too Short, put Bay Area rap on the map. In fact, E-40 is still considered a West Coast rap God in the Golden State.
The Dirty South won’t be without representation. New Orleans rap legend Juvenile will command the stage, as well as Houston’s very own Scarface. The Midwest won’t be forgotten, as the fastest rapper in the game, Twista, will make his way to L.A. for a reunion that will, no doubt, bring tears to eyes.
It’s nice to see old-school hip-hop getting the love and respect it deserves, and any rap fans should consider getting tickets to this one-of-a-kind show.