GOVERNORS BALL 2013: KENDRICK LAMAR, AZEALIA BANKS, NAS, & GUNS N’ ROSES (DAY 2 RECAP)

June 9, 2013 The Unbiased Writer

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After a rainy start on Friday, festival goers splashed their way through the eight-inch-deep mud on day two of the Governors Ball Music Festival. New York’s Randall’s Island was significantly more crowded Saturday, due in part to the fact that single-day tickets from the day before were honored because of Friday’s weather conditions. Our staff was on hand to check out some of the performances which included Kendrick Lamar, Cut Copy, Azealia Banks, Guns n’ Roses, Nas, and more.

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Dressed in a brightly colored revealing spandex suit, Azealia Banks gave fans a preview of her delayed debut album ‘Broke With Expensive Taste.’ The Harlem MC performed her hit tracks ‘1991,’ ‘Van Vogue,’ ‘F*ck Up The Fun,’ among others.  Meanwhile, across the field TDE’s Kendrick Lamar took to a barren stage with a single DJ booth table in the center to perform his recent hits  ‘m.A.A.D. city,’ ‘B*tch, Don’t Kill My Vibe,’ ‘Backseat Freestyle,’ and more.

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In addition, Kendrick performed a number of tracks from his mixtapes along with some new never-before-heard freestyles. The night’s headliner, Guns N’ Roses played hits like ‘Welcome to the Jungle,’ ‘Sweet Child O’ Mine’ and others, while Nas rocked the Honda Stage across the way. Backed by a live band, the Brooklyn native wasn’t afraid to get nostalgic and even shouted to the crowd, ‘Sometimes I feel like I’m trapped in the 90s and I wanna put my shit out on cassette.’ Playing ‘Life Is Good‘ tracks alongside his classic ‘Illmatic’ cuts, Nas‘ set offered a bit of the new and the old. Check out photos from day two of the 2013 Governors Ball Music Festival below. Check back for more updates, and as always, let us know what you think!

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