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On the Go with Janella B

Rochester’s Explosive Weekend

From start to finish this weekend has had some really epic moments. With the Carifest bringing in huge acts like Elephant Man, Kevin Lyttle and Tanto Metro, it brought everyone a taste of island energy and music. We applaud all who attended. The festival launched with good times and high energy and ended with great vibes of mixed island cultures for us all to take in.

Saturday night Black Pride Productions brought New Orleans’ own We Come to Slay from Beyoncé’s Formation track Big Freedia.

A night of drag, song, and wonderful wardrobe and makeup all around. This event led us right into ROC Summer Explosion, where the best of old school hip hop come to rock us out.

Two acts didn’t show Sunday. That had the crowd a little disappointed.

One of the highlights of the night was KRS-One and Fat Joe sharing the stage…black nostalgia, big chains, and ear-rings at its finest. Every year it brings the longing to have true Hip Hop come back to the forefront topping charts and influencing our babies.

Until the next event…I’m ya girl Janella B with WXIR’s On the Go covering all your events and things to do in Rochester and upstate NY

Contributed by Janella B. of 100.9 WXIR’s Kitchen Table Talk