Pharrell launched his Something in the Water Fest this weekend in Virginia, and it was a sight to behold. Despite the rainy weather, thousands turned out for the inaugural event, including Jay-Z. Jay and Pharrell have a plethora of songs together, reaching back decades. The two are legends, and they brought their regal energy to life on stage this weekend. Pharrell dove into a spirited rendition of his classic jam “Frontin,'” and Jay popped out just in time to perform his short verse.
Jay-Z took command of the stage at that point. The legendary musician gave fans what they wanted, starting with The Black Album hit “Public Service Announcement.” HOV went through a number of his classic records, and gave the Virginia crowd their own moment when he jumped into “Izzo (H.O.V.A.).” The festival goers sang proudly, “H to the Izz-O, V to the Izz-A, Fo Shizzle, my nizzle used to dribble down in VA.”
Jay put on two amazing performances in just as many nights. The day before, HOV re-opened Webster Hall for his B-Sides concert series. The Roc Nation head brought out New York vets that he used to beef with, such as Nas, Jim Jones, and Cam’ron, showing the maturity and growth of the city and its legends.