Last night, Sunday September 14, hip-hop fans were treated to knockout performances by rapper Common and alt-hip-hop favorite N*E*R*D. The line at the Wiltern was insane in anticipation. Things started out on a high note, but it was later determined that Common's set had to be delayed due to N*E*R*D blowing the roof off the house! The balcony was more a springboard than a seating area when Pharrell and crew took the stage. It didn't stop there, though, as was apparent once the curtain went up to welcome Common and his “Club” stage set to the stage. Common himself came out swinging, bringing out Pharrell for a tune (Pharrell produced on Common's upcoming release Universal Mind Control and guests on a couple of tracks), chatting up the ladies at the “bar” and much more. Check out the photos here or just click on the image below.

Review and Photography by Timothy Norris

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