Returning to the main stage, we caught Chronixx spreading some positive vibes with his take on Reggae. It was the first time that day that the heat complemented rather than distracted us from the music. The progression to Afrika Bambaataa‘s DJ set was the only forseeable step after leaving our taste of Jamaica behind. Afrika was joined onstage by a young b-boy, of course, and a couple hype men, while he spun James Brown, breakbeats of all tempos, Timbaland, M.O.P., and even “Turn Down for What.”
DJ Mustard took his crowd on a tour of clubs across America during his DJ set, running the gamut of all of his singles and others’.
Then it was time for A$AP Rocky and the Mob to take over. They came out with “Hella Hoes” and then the rest of the set was primarily a sampler of Rocky’s newest album, A.L.L.A. At the end of the set, he let the fans decide how to close it out and settled with “Peso” and “Wild for the Night.” Unfortunately most of my posse had to finish watching the set from afar due to a heavy onset “I-see-a-spot-over-there-even-though-there-really-isn’t” syndrome surrounding us. Everyone around us seemed to be dissatisfied with their already good view of the stage so we decided to turn up in peace in the back of the crowd.
The Weeknd had all of the females’ attention once he stepped on stage, and especially when he had them join him in singing his cover of “Drunk in Love.” Back on the opposite of the festival, Hudson Mohawke started his set with “Chimes” and “Higher Ground.” It was refreshing to see a DJ tweaking and mixing his songs live with the mixer. We then had a few minutes to catch our breathe before scouting out a spot for Erykah Badu and The Roots.