by Richard Ivory
Hip-HopRepublican.com recently received media passes to cover the 2009 Heineken Red Star Soul Tour event. The event, sponsored by Heineken which is the Dutch brewing company, was held in the beautiful and spacious Gotham Hall (previously the former Greenwich Savings Bank headquarters). The event, which brought out literally a Who's Who of celebrities, was a sight to behold.
Some of the names at the event included Tyson Beckford, D-Nice, Estelle, Ludacris, Nas, and Wale. The event was so popular that a crowd gathered outside, despite cold temperatures, to view celebrities coming and going only. The event was an "invitation only" event yet hundreds tried to get in despite this. I, myself, personally met and spoke with Tyson Beckford and took a picture with Saved by Bell star named Mario Lopez.
One interesting note was the large number of popular bloggers at this event. It would appear that blogs are seen as being equal to the mainstream media for marketing artists. I definitely give this event, which travels the Country, five stars. Of course, free Heineken's in every nook and cranny kind of helps the rating process.
Nas x Ludacris: "I Do It For Hip Hop" Live @ Heineken Show in NYC
Nas Performs "NY State of Mind" LIVE @ 2009 Heineken Show in NYC
Nas - "The World Is Yours" LIVE @ Heineken Show in NYC
Biz Markie Performs "Just A Friend" Live @ 2009 Heineken Show in NYC
DC's Wale Performs "Chillin" Live @ Heineken Show in NYC
Estelle - "Come Over" Live @ Heineken Show in New York
Ludacris Performs "Southern Hospitality" at Heineken Show in NYC
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