Alabama Welcomes Hip-Hop Royalty for a Summer Concert
Hip-hop fans young and old made their way to Albertville, AL earlier this week for a concert at Sand Mountain Summer Fest.
The star-studded lineup featured Juvenile, Yung Joc, Bubba Sparxxx, Petey Pablo and Roscoe Dash.
While standing in line, I asked one young man what made him choose to come to see the show.
He told me “My mom used to listen to Juvenile when I was a kid.”
I told the young man I started my radio career playing all these artists either in the nightclub or on the radio.
The gates opened for the crowd to enter the venue and to take our seats. Roscoe Dash was first, performing his hits "All the Way Turnt Up," "Show Out" and "My Own Step."
The next performance was Bubba Sparxxx, rocking the crowd with his hits "Ugly," "Heat it Up," and "Country Folks."
Bubba saved the best for the last performing "MsNewbooty." It was Bubba’s highest charting song, peeking out at No. 7 on the Billboard charts.
Petey Pablo followed shortly after, performing his classics "Raise Up," "Freak-A-Leek" and "Vibrate."
His career's highest charting song was "Raise Up" which charted at No. 4 on the Billboard charts.
Now, if you are an old-school hip-hop fan, you were really enjoying the show by then.
But they weren’t done yet.
Next was Yung Joc, performing his chart-toppers "It’s Going Down" and "I Know You See."
Since gaining his success, he's ventured into the radio business, hosting a syndicated daily morning show called, "Yung Joc and the Streetz Morning Takeover." It can be heard on Bama’s No. 1 for Hip-Hop 105.1 The Block in Tuscaloosa each weekday.
But it was finally time for the headliner, Juvenile, to take the stage. "Juvi," as he calls himself, opened up with some classic songs from his days with Cash Money Records.
He finished his set doing "Slow Motion," "Ha" and his classic, "Back That Thing Up."
It was truly a show for hip-hop fans of all generations.