Ap Rocky Wins Over Bonnaroo With Hispurple Swag
MANCHESTER, Tennessee — A$AP Rocky had the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival getting down Sunday night, as the Harlem rapper deftly presented cuts from his 2013 smash debut, Long. Live. ASAP .
Starting off with the album's title track, he announced, 'I came to party ... Welcome to my world.' Lead single 'Goldie' and 'PMW (All I Really Need)' also represented the release, and A$AP went back to his 2011 mixtape, Live. Love. ASAP , for 'Peso,' 'Purple Swag' and 'Brand New Guy.'
The 24-year-old has his bravado down, proclaiming, 'You're stoked for one of the best shows you're gonna see at this festival.'
A$AP invited a few dozen fans onstage to share his view, bouncing 'F---in' Problems' and leading the crowd in a 'Long live A$AP' chant.
'Work (Remix)' closed out the set, as the rapper expressed his gratitude: 'Thank you, world. Peace.'
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Earlier Sunday, back-to-back sets from rappers Macklemore and Kendrick Lamar had the main stage bouncing.
On Saturday, R. Kelly brought his sexed-up soul to the farm with a perfect blend of feel-good party jams and gut-wrenching ballads, including his 'I Believe I Can Fly' closer, backed by a robed choir.
Also Saturday at Bonnaroo, Jack Johnson filled in for Mumford & Sons , who canceled their appearance after bassist Ted Dwane had surgery to remove a blood clot on his brain. Earlier in the day, Nas and Bjork held it down on the main stage.
On Friday, the Wu-Tang Clan's RZA, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Solange, Schoolboy Q and Chad Hugo of the Neptunes joined forces for a 'Superjam,' showing off their skills as Boston band Lettuce, featuring a tight horn section, brought the funk.
Twenty One Pilots got Bonnaroo revved up for the weekend Thursday with the off-the-charts pep of their opening-day set.
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