Written by: Mike Epstein (@MikeENJ)
DJ Ty Boogie deejayed most of the night and got the crowd warmed up with about an hour set from 8-9. At just past 9, DJ Envy, Charlamagne tha God, and Angela Yee took the stage to greet their fans and embrace being named New York’s number one morning radio Show for the second year in a row. The Breakfast Club brought out Giants Wide Receiver Victor Cruz who did a little of his trademarked salsa and talked to the Giants fans in the crowd about their upcoming game Sunday.
After exiting the stage, A$AP Rocky and all of ASAP Mob hopped on stage to a raucous applause. Rocky performed the hit “Pretty Flacko” along with his other mixtape songs and also performed the smash single “F****n Problem”. He also addressed the fact that his debut album, LongLiveA$AP, leaked yesterday and encouraged fans to support it and buy it even if they already downloaded it. Rocky had the crowd chanting “ASAP” on more than one occasion and seemed to just be taking it all in. The Harlem rapper has really made a name for himself over the past year and is definitely a fan favorite in NYC. The crowd’s reaction is a testament to how far Rocky and his crew have come. Although still considered underground and independent by many, A$AP Rocky is gaining more and more of the mainstream fan base and his unique sound combined with his style are making his stock soar.
After A$AP Rocky and the rest of his crew left the stage, the Breakfast Club rejoined and walked back out to address the fans. They then brought out surprise gust Maino who talked to the crowd for a few minutes. La La Vasquez then made an appearance and shortly afterwards, T.I., who was headlining the show, took the stage. The ATL rapper fittingly performed “Bring Em Out” as his first song and brought along Swizz Beats for the performance. Tip then delved into some cuts off his new album, Heavy is the Head, and after about 20 minutes, brought out DJ Khaled who shared a few words with the fans. French Montana then made a guest appearance as he took the stage to perform “I’m a Cokeboy”.
T.I then continued with his set and dug deep into the archives, playing bangers “Whatever You Like”, “Live Your Life”, and “Top Back”. The southern rapper definitely brought the energy and had the crowd involved. At about 11:30, T.I ended the night with “Ball” and The Breakfast Club thanked their fans for all their support.
It’s not much of a surprise that there were some guest appearances as this was a big celebratory occasion. All the stars came out and provided a show for the fans. The Breakfast Club’s hard work has paid off and they look to enter 2013 with the hopes of continuing their reign as New York’s number one morning radio show.