The Roots, Q-Tip, Eve, and Bobby Brown at the Ice Palace, September 25
As we wrap up 2010, Crossfade looks back at the best live performances of the year. View the full list of Miami's Best Concerts of 2010.
Eve, and Bobby Brown
October 27, 2010
TicketsSun., Jul. 30, 7:30pm
TicketsSun., Jul. 30, 8:00pm
Straight No Chaser and Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox
TicketsTue., Aug. 1, 7:30pm
TicketsFri., Aug. 4, 7:00pm
Symphony of the Americas 26th Anniversary Summerfest
TicketsSat., Aug. 5, 7:00pm
Fillmore Miami Beach
When Crossfade first stumbled into the Hennessy Artistry party, our biggest interest was the free booze. We were thinking: "The Roots are kinda cool. Q-Tip is awesome. Eve is old news. And Bobby Brown's only remaining use is Whitney Houston jokes."
Several hours later, we emerged with a total attitude adjustment, asking ourselves a very strange question ...
"Did we just reenact the entire "My Prerogative" music video? In public?"
Photo by Marta Xochilt Perez
What we said:
This wasn't just another Saturday. We had won the lottery. (Almost literally. The Hennessy Artistry RSVP process was random, secretive, and exclusive.) You had the Roots, basically the best live hip-hop band on the planet, and Q-Tip, a revered pioneer of the classic rap game, conducting a real-time master class in the triumphs of rhyme, rhythm, and beat. Think Jordan teaching you the jump shot.
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