I was at the Anger Management 3 concert last night and it was quite the show. Lil' Jon & The Eastside Boyz were a welcome surprise as the opening act. They cycled through the BME clique hits from "Get Low" to "Salt Shaker" for the 30 minutes they were on stage. The problem with Lil' Jon is that most of the hits you associate him with are collaborations so at concerts you end up getting half the performance not being live for songs such as "Yeah!" or "Lovers & Friends".

The next set had the entire G-Unit record label including newly signed acts like Mobb Deep & M.O.P. performing for just over an hour. The first part of the G-Unit set sucked because we had to sit through the crap singles from Tony Yayo, Young Buck and Lloyd Banks solo efforts as well as some of the crud from The Massacre. Halfway through it picked up with the better songs from The Massacre (Disco Inferno, Candy Shop), old hits from Get Rich or Die Tryin' (P.I.M.P., In Da Club, Wanksta) and G-Unit's Beg for Mercy (I Wanna Get To Know Ya). M.O.P. did their hit from a few years ago, "Ante Up", and Mobb Deep hit the crowd with "Quiet Storm" without Lil' Kim. There was a momentary infusion of crap when a lot of time was devoted to a new 50 Cent & Mobb Deep song but the show got back on track after that. The G-Unit set was OK but I'd have loved t hear some of their mix tape cuts instead of just mainstream tracks.

Eminem killed. He made the concert go from OK to fantastic with almost an hour and a half of performances from himself and D12. Even 50 Cent got in on the act when they performed "Patiently Waiting" and "Gatman & Robin". The parts of the show where Eminem riffed with the audience about tabloids, Mariah Carey and Michael Jackson were also golden.

If this show is going to hit your town you should definitely check it out.


Monday, July 18, 2005 6:33:55 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
Did you just describe Disco Inferno and Candy Shop as two of the better songs on The Massacre? :)
Tuesday, July 19, 2005 4:34:42 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
Gotta agree with Tim. Unfortunately, when Anger Management rolled through my town, Indianapolis, I was in Las Vegas. I made my choice, and I stick by it.
Tuesday, July 19, 2005 10:59:37 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
As far as music I'd like to hear at a club or concert, Disco Inferno and Candy Shop are about it. Besides Baltimore Love Thing there isn't really any other song on the album I'd want to hear again.
Tuesday, July 19, 2005 7:20:14 PM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
Don't forget "Magic Stick". I just want to thank em for making it OK to like Mobb Deep again. Quiet Storm is an alltime favorite.
Saturday, July 23, 2005 1:26:13 AM (GMT Daylight Time, UTC+01:00)
And there's also this little song called "Shook Ones", eh? Mobb Deep has always made me wonder. Either they're crazy brilliant, or they're like WTF bad. Very little in between.

Nice concert report, Dare. Keep 'em coming.
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