Since the release of Illmatic in the mid-'90s, Nasir Jones has kept the increasingly ringtone-ready hip-hop genre alive with anthemic tales of the street that are as clever as they are detailed. The storied New York rapper and Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley wove together a passionate, brutal performance at the West Palm Beach waterfront at SunFest back in May, and based upon the crowd's frenzied response, this is an easy endorsement.
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The set should feature Nas rapid-firing through his ample back catalog and stretching out a few choice cuts like "Made You Look" and Marley exhibiting his unique fusion of dancehall and hip-hop via "Welcome to Jamrock" — plus a few hits by the "Sr. Gong," and some collaborative time with both superstars sharing the stage. Speaking from experience, it's time and money well spent.