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Style - Kicks and Gear / Oct 21, 2009 / 4:30 pm

Heineken Red Star Soul Tour Hits NYC

Adrienne Bailon

Adrienne Bailon

The Heineken Red Star Soul Tour passed through New York City last weekend. Dime was able to hit up the show, which was invitation only and closed off to the public. The Red Star Soul event was held right in the heart of midtown Manhattan at Gotham Hall. With its pillars and marble detailing, the venue is usually reserved for big corporate functions, parties and wedding, but on this Saturday night it hosted a hip-hop concert.

The crowd of 200 or so were treated to performances by Wale, Estelle, Biz Markie and Ludacris. There were also a few celebrities in the house including Mario Lopez (aka A.C. Slater), Adrienne Bailon of 3LW (legit), Tyson Beckford, Nas and the Knicks’ Al Harrington.

The show was incredible. Because it was a small crowd, the show had a more intimate atmosphere. Gotham Hall was incredible too, although the venue’s acoustics are average at best. Definitely the highlight of the night for me was hearing Biz Markie spin nothing but mid ’90s rap (the golden era). Getting free Heinekens all evening was a plus too.

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What’s the best concert you’ve ever seen?

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  • That’s whats up

    Think I’ll grab a couple of Heiney’s after work

  • Spliff 2 My Lou

    I grabbed a couple of Heiney’s at work yesterday and now I have to sit through this mandatory sexual harassment training.

  • LakeShow84

    Man Adrienne is fine..

    I remember i thought the light skinned girl was the baddest but Adrienne growing up QUITE NICELY..

    Props Gerald on the LEGIT comment lol

    @ SPLIFF

    Lmao doo.. stick with the cold ones.. and i mean cold beers..

  • Brown

    Best concert I ever saw was Red & Meth last year.

  • http://www.realgm.com Rare Air

    Adrienne brings the heat for sure,

    Best show I caught was Nas a few years back, nobody can touch nasty.