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Ruff Ryders and Cash Money Millionaires
This concert was held on Thursday March 2, 2000. Some of
the hottest rap and r&b artists included in this mix were DMX,
Juvenile, Ruff Ryders, Drag On, Hot Boyz, Eve, The Lox, Lil
Wayne, Big Tymers, and B.G. It was hosted at the Marine
Midland 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 a
check point like station everyone had to be searched at.
Police and security guards patted each and everyone down for
drugs, weapons, and what ever else they could try and stop.
After the long wait to get in you found your seat and waited
for the group who was first. You would figure that know one
would be doing any drugs due to the search before you got in
there, but I was wrong not even ten minutes before the show
you could smell the pot in the air. That was one of the few
things wrong with this wild and crazy concert. After it was
over that was all you smelled like and you were feeling the
contact buzz as it felt like things were moving in slow
DMX opened the concert with one of his greatest songs
Its All Good. All the ladies in the place were going wild
when he yelled, where my ladies at! while he then tore off
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his shirt and threw it in the crowd. DMXs time on the stage
was incredible his voice was sounding good in concert unlike
most rappers voices. As the night passed on the music was
turned up a couple notches. All of the groups were sounding
good until it got to Eve. This young lady singer is nice to
here on the radio with her vocals tuned to perfection, but in
concert it was horrible and the crowd was going from crazy to
just about silent. Juvenile was the last rapper to finish the
(what felt like short) concert. By the time he came up there
the music was so loud you couldnt here the guy sing. You
would be singing along because you know the words and when the
bass, of the beat of the song kicked in you couldnt hear him
singing. One of his top songs Back That Ass Up drove the
crowd nuts as some of ladies in the crowd became topless and
started shaking there booties. But when you could here him he
sounded excellent. By the time the whole thing was over you
were yelling we want more.
Getting out of the place took five times as long as it
would getting out of a Sabers game. The reason being everyone
waited until it was over, I dont think there was one person
who left during it. This was another downfall of the concert,
roads were packed as long as getting out of your parking space
due to the lack of road space. You would figure they would
make a one way road so you can have two or four lanes instead
of one or two.
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The majority of the crowd at the concert were very
pleased with the Ruff Ryder and Cash Money Millionaires Crew.
Most of the people I talked to like it a lot and had very few
complaints. Most of them wanted to know when the two crews
will be in town again.