Def Jam's celebration of its 30th anniversary Tuesday at SXWV was really just a showcase with some music flashbacks and a set from two of its staple artists – Redman and Method Man.
But it had some great moments. See our top 4 below:
1. Redman & Method Man
Without question, Red and Meth delivered the best set during the Def Jam show. It helped that Method Man laid a couple ground rules before they started their concert. Among them was a request that the audience maintain a high level of energy, an easy deliverable considering what the legendary rappers brought to the table.
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They took turns performing their classics: Redman's "Time 4 Sum Aksion," "I'll Be That," and "Tonight's Da Night," and Meth's "Method Man," "Tical," and "Bring the Pain." They also rapped their collabs like "How High."
Their engagement with the audience was far above average. They joked, emptied water bottles onto those near the