This was one of those tours that made you fall in love with Rap music. The Mecca was at capacity, about 12-13,000 people and the me and my crew were ready to party. As the flier shows, there was no filler, just top notch artists. The nights openers were EPMD and De La Soul. Now this may sound crazy but back then it was those kinds of groups that would open the show and perform while fans were still entering the venue and didn't get a lot of attention. I don't remember anything too memorable about De La's performance but EPMD was rollin with Dj Scratch and he burned the house down with his solo. I remember him standing on the dj table rockin doubles of RUN-DMC's "Run's House", cutting the records through his legs, rockin different body tricks, he was the man!
Slick Rick had the biggest Rap album in the country at the time so he could do no wrong that night. He had these tall white pillars on stage and his female dancers were dressed like belly dancers. Of course he had on about 200lbs of gold jewelry and so did Dj Vance Wright.
Big Daddy Kane came out wearing a double breasted pimp suit and wearing several huge gold chains. Back then, Scoop and Scrap Lover were the baddest dancers in the business. Well, them and Bobby Brown's dancers, anyway, halfway through the show, Big Daddy Kane came back out on stage in a huge hot tub which drove all the girls into a frenzy.
When LL's time came to take the stage, he entered the stage driving a cherry red Ferrari. This was the first time I've ever seen LL perform with back-up dancers and yes, I said "back-up" as it was also the first time I've ever seen LL dance, a lot. This was a great show and a great time in Rap music. They don't make shows like this anymore.