Thousands of music fans braved the extra cold front on Saturday 7 June to see some of Hip Hop’s greatest local and international artists perform on one stage at Castle Lite’s Extra Cold Music concert. The concert is produced by Hip Hop legend Timbaland, featured a star-studded line-up that included explosive performances by Timbaland himself, Wiz Khalifa, Nas, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Mi Casa, Zakes Bantwini, Spoek Mathambo, DJ Clock with Beatenberg, Reason as well as the Johannesburg Philharmonic Orchestra.
In a collaboration like South Africans have never experienced before, Mi Casa performed a song with Ladysmith Black Mambazo that is bound to become an instant hit. And then the Multi Grammy Award-winning LBM performed their hit song “Homeless” that has become an anthem in SA. Yet these born-free Hip Hop fans sang along to every word making the performance magical.
Wiz Khalifa then walked on stage, performing some of his old tracks like “Black and Yellow” and offcourse his latest hit “We Dem Boyz”. Shortly after his performance, Wiz tweeted: “Vibes felt. Goal achieved. South Africa.” The man of the hour, Timbaland came on, performing his greatest hits that had almost everyone on their feet. It was like experiencing a Billboard Top 100 chart list, right in front of you. Check out who attended the gig:
Celebrity photographer Ouparazzi
Digital maskandi artist Mashayabooqe
Entertainment journalist Phila Tyekana spotted taking a selfie with a friend
Mi Casa performs with Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Pearl Thusi with Gareth Cliff
Reason is on fire these days
Tweleb Rochelle Meyer
ProVerb hanging out with Sheree O’Brien
Nas the showstopper