Word Count: 563Grade B+Evaluation EssayRuff Ryders and Cash Money MillionairesThis concert was held on Thursday March 2, 2000. Some ofthe hottest rap and r&b artists included in this mix were DMX,Juvenile, Ruff Ryders, Drag On, Hot Boyz, Eve, The Lox, LilWayne, Big Tymers, and B. G. It was hosted at the MarineMidland Arena in Downtown Buffalo.
Tickets ran anywhere from$40. 00 to $55. 00 for the five hour long show. The wait to get in was some what frightening due to acheck point like station everyone had to be searched at. Police and security guards patted each and everyone down fordrugs, weapons, and what ever else they could try and stop. After the long wait to get in you found your seat and waitedfor the group who was first.
You would figure that know onewould be doing any drugs due to the search before you got inthere, but I was wrong not even ten minutes before the showyou could smell the pot in the air. That was one of the fewthings wrong with this wild and crazy concert. After it wasover that was all you smelled like and you were feeling thecontact buzz as it felt like things were moving in slowmotion. DMX opened the concert with one of his greatest songsIts All Good.
All the ladies in the place were going wildwhen he yelled, where my ladies at! while he then tore offMike Barrpage 2his shirt and threw it in the crowd. DMXs time on the stagewas incredible his voice was sounding good in concert unlikemost rappers voices. As the night passed on the music wasturned up a couple notches. All of the groups were soundinggood until it got to Eve. This young lady singer is nice tohere on the radio with her vocals tuned to perfection, but inconcert it was horrible and the crowd was going from crazy tojust about silent. Juvenile was the last rapper to finish the(what felt like short) concert.
By the time he came up therethe music was so loud you couldnt here the guy sing. Youwould be singing along because you know the words and when thebass, of the beat of the song kicked in you couldnt hear himsinging. One of his top songs Back That Ass Up drove thecrowd nuts as some of ladies in the crowd became topless andstarted shaking there booties. But when you could here him hesounded excellent. By the time the whole thing was over youwere yelling we want more. Getting out of the place took five times as long as itwould getting out of a Sabers game.
The reason being everyonewaited until it was over, I dont think there was one personwho left during it. This was another downfall of the concert,roads were packed as long as getting out of your parking spacedue to the lack of road space. You would figure they wouldmake a one way road so you can have two or four lanes insteadof one or two. Mike Barrpage 3The majority of the crowd at the concert were verypleased with the Ruff Ryder and Cash Money Millionaires Crew. Most of the people I talked to like it a lot and had very fewcomplaints.
Most of them wanted to know when the two crewswill be in town again.