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TOP TEN HIP-HOP PERFORMANCE MOMENTS (Video)

Updated: Dec 24, 2023







"As we Wrap-UP 2023 with a celebration to the 50th Hip-Hop Anniversary, I'd like to give 10 performance highlights. I personally had the honor of contributing as a live musician and drummer. I'm thankful for these classic moments and grateful for each artist I've had the opportunity to work with in this genre". -dj



WARNING: Strong Language



#1 Nas perform “One Love" for "Illmatic" 20th Anniversary with the National Symphony Orchestra @ Kennedy Center (2014)


#2 Th1rt3en (Pharoahe Monch, Marcus Machado, Daru Jones) perform "The Magician" @ Tiny Desk Home (2020)


#3 Rakim perform "Kings Paradise" on Luke Cage (2018)


#4 Pete Rock & The Soul Brothers perform "Gutter Music" @ Summerstage (2020)


#5 Iggy Azalea & T.I. perform "Change Your Life” on the David Letterman Show (2013)


#6 Curren$y, Stalley, Ski Beatz & The Senseis perform "Address" @ MTV Live! (2010)


#7 Talib Kweli perform "Cold Rain" @ The Colbert Report (2011)


#8 Jack White & Q-Tip perform "Excursions" @ Madison Square Garden (2015)


#9 Madlib & Daru Jones perform @ Blue Note Napa Festival (2023)


#10 Souls Of Mischief, Break Beat Lou & Daru Jones performing "93 Til Infinity" @ City Winery Nashville (2023)



Part 2





#1 Black Moon perform "Who got da props" @ Rock the Bells! (2011)


#2 Black Milk, Ab, Daru Jones, and Hex Murda perform “**** Yeah” @ Montreux Jazz Festival


#3 Big Krit perform "Hometown Hero" @ MTV Live! (2010)


#4 Frank N’ Dank perform "Ma Dukes" @ Dilla Fest (2021)


#5 Bun B perform "I’m A Gangsta" @ DD172 Under 100 (2010)


#6 Slum Village perform "Selfish" @ Essence Festival (2007)


#7 Raekwon w/ The Cypher perform "Verbal Intercourse" @ Noisemakers (2009)


#8 Sean Price perform "Figure four" @ Redbull Space (2010)


#9 Black Sheep perform "The Choice Is Yours" @ SOBs (2009)


#10 Large Professor & Daru Jones perform "Where We Are About to take it" @ Le Poisson Rouge (2008)



Part.3







#1 Skyzoo & Daru Jones perform “Truck Jewels” @ Mobile Kitchen Soundwave (NYC) (2019)


#2 Bobby J From Rockaway & Daru Jones In-Studio perform "Take It Personal" Gang Starr Salute ft. Gabriela Riley @ Pinch Recording (2020)


#3 Smif n’ Wessun perform "I Shine You Shine" I Love You remix @ Bower Park (2009)


#4 Tonya Morgan perform "So **** Down" @ SOB’s (2009)


#5 Camp Lo & Daru Jones perform @ Ruby Skye (2010)


#6 Theophilus London perform "Get Me Right"@ Afro Punk(2013)


#7 Invincible & Waajeed perform "Shotgun" ft. Daru Jones @ SXSW (2010)


#8 Kev Brown & Daru Jones In-Studio perform "Musical Puzzle" (2022)


#9 DJ Spinna & Daru Jones perform "DJ vs Drummer Freestyle" @ Southpaw (2010)


#10 Questlove, Q-Tip, Daru Jones w/ The Cypher preform "Lightworks" @ 92Y Tribeca (2009)




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