But it’s mostly because… it’s become something he’s incorporated into his live show.
BOSSIP was at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Maryland Saturday for Virgin Mobile FreeFest and we were thrilled to hear the rapper introduce “Bye Baby” to the crowd by first dedicating the song to ex-wife Kelis and then admitting, “I texted her last night and asked, ‘Can we just make love just one last time?’” And even though we’d heard about him doing this before, we still kinda hoped it was true.
Having been a Nas fan since his pre-Illmatic days it was great to watch him live as he performed many of his hits off Life Is Good as well as classics like “If I Ruled the World,” “I Know I Can,” “1 Mic” and many more…
This was our second year attending Virgin Mobile’s Freefest as one of a select 25 Virgin Mobile Influencers and we had a blast walking back and forth between the main Pavilion stage where we watched Justin Jones and Jack White peform, and the West Stage where we saw Santigold and her adorable dancers do their thing.
We rode the VirginMobile ferris wheel for a mere $5 donation (the concert is free, you just have to make a small donation to get in and a few more here and there and the money goes toward a great cause — youth homelessness!)
We also got to witness Nas and a new favorite — Skrillex. Prior to Saturday’s show we hadn’t really caught onto the whole EDM movement, but Skrillex put on an amazing show complete with projected video and movie clips, fireworks, fire and literally ALL OF THE LIGHTS that you can ask for… and the music was actually great.
Skrillex performed from a setup that was atop a giant spaceship that moved throughout his set. Really impressive production.
Gotta love OG rockers ZZ Top!
We highly recommend that if you haven’t attended one of these in the past that you start planning for next year now. Check out the VirginMobile Live website for more photos and streaming video from the festival and follow @virginmlive for more updates. It’s probably a good idea to like and friend them on Facebook too because they have lots of contests.
All Photos Courtesy Virgin Mobile