With such a legendary line-up, it’s no wonder social media was abuzz in the weeks leading up to the show with rumours that the Superstars of Hip Hop would never happen.
But true to their word, three hip hop heavyweights were united on stage for the first time ever at the Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith when Busta Rhymes, method Man and Redman razed the roof to a capacity crowd.
Fans who queued around the block weren’t disappointed as four support artists raised the atmosphere to fever pitch with rapid-fire 15-minute sets, before Method Man and Redman finally hit the crowd hard with Errbody Scream and A-Yo.
After such an electrifying set, in which Method Man delivered rhymes whilst held aloft by a sea of adoring fans it was difficult to believe that the main event was still to come.
If Method Man and Redman had razed the roof, Busta Rhymes tore down what was left of the Hammersmith Apollo, keeping all solidly in check until well after the advertised midnight curfew with a J Dilla tribute and hit after hit from the Busta back catalogue.
Finally all three stars were united on stage for congratulatory hugs and a shout out to the Hammersmith crowd for helping make the event go down in hip hop history as one of the most electrifying and memorable in years.
Blacka Hire’s Craig West said: “Events like Superstars of Hip Hop are a dream come true for Blacka Hire. We get the chance to show off exactly what our sound rigs are capable of in the hands of legendary performers
Blacka Hire provided a huge 100k arena sound system, stage monitoring and micophones.