Kendrick Lamar, 2 Chainz, Rick Ross, J. Cole & More Light Up Cali Christmas
Power 106 FM of Los Angeles held their annual Cali Christmas concert at The Honda Center in Anaheim on Saturday December 14th and brought out Hip-Hop's brightest stars. The sold out event ran almost flawlessly with only slight delays here and there, which is pretty remarkable for an event of that magnitude. No fights and no drama to report, just everybody having a good fun time. Sage the Gemini and IamSu of The HBK gang represented for the Bay Area and kicked the night off as the crowd was still rolling in. They were shortly followed by DJ Mustard, Tee Flii and Ty Dolla $ign and performed their current radio hits together. Kid Ink was brought out next and of course had to show the crowd why he goes by that name (See pics below). B.O.B. was also in the house and performed a set highlighted by his 2009 hit, "Nothin' On You." Rick Ross was next and opened strong with his "B.M.F." song and had the crowd going with his verse from Jay Z's "F*ckwithmeyouknowIgotit." Ricky Rozay was backed live by the awesome young group 1500 Or Nothin, who also happen to be accomplished producers. Big Sean was a surprise guest and came out for a few songs right after Ross and just before J. Cole. Backed by a live band himself, J. Cole performed "Forbidden Fruit" minus Kendrick Lamar, even though K. Dot was in the house. Was this fallout from the Control verse? Who knows. Cole also gave great performances of "Work Out" and "Can't Get Enough" and then gave way to 2 Chainz, who really got the party going with "I'm Different," "Birthday Song," and "No Lie." King Kendrick Lamar was the headliner and he brought his fellow TDE labelmates Jay Rock, Schoolboy Q and Ab-Soul with him as returning Southern California hometown heroes. For good measure, Kendrick even brought out Diddy to the crowd's delight to cap off the festive night. Shout out to Power 106 for allowing AllHipHop.com to come through and be a part of this wonderful event. As always, we've got pics galore! Check out our gallery below.