Azealia Banks, Kendrick Lamar and Nas Perform at Governors Ball Music Festival
With the sun shining bright, Governors Ball Music Festival attendees believed that neither torrential rains nor technical difficulties would get in the way of a good time on day two (June 8) of the festivities. And they were right.
Fearless in both her style and her swag, Harlem-bred newcomer Azealia Banks graced the stage at the Skyy Vodka tent clad in a neon orange cutout bodysuit, complete with matching background dancers. In true “Young Rapunzel” fashion, her wavy locks flowed down her back and she gave the crowd a lively performance mixing hit tracks off her mixtapes like “Jumanji” and including the controversial remix to fan favorite and social meme, “Harlem Shake”.
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Promptly following Azealia, over at the Honda stage, the crowd engaged in an hour long sing-a-long with West coast phenom Kendrick Lamar. In his graphic printed sweat suit and classic low top fade, Kendrick got the crowd involved with his current hits like “Money Trees”, “B***h Don’t Kill My Vibe”, and “Poetic Justice”. The Compton-native didn’t neglect to leave the stage before dropping a good ole freestyle so the crowd knew he could actually spit.
Saturday’s headliner, along with band Guns & Roses, was Queens-bred rap legend Nas. He began his epic set paying respects to New York City with 2012 smash hit “The Don”. With New York as the all-encompassing theme, Nas played up the ladies in the crowd by throwing compliments in between tracks. “Hey ladies, I’m single again! But I’m just warning you, I’m crazy,” he addressed the crowd about his current relationship status. With DJ Green Latern on the 1‘s and 2‘s, and accompanied by lead vocalist Eddie Cole (related to the late and great Nat King Cole), Nas performed everything from oldies but goodies like “If I Ruled The World” to his heartwarming dedication to fathers with baby girls, called “Daughters”.