Hip Hip Icons Brand Nubian to Co-Headline the 24th Annual Yonkers Riverfest
One of the top 20 Hip-Hop bands of all-time, Brand Nubian are icons of socially conscious music. On September 10th, Brand Nubian will be performing on the main stage the Yonkers Riverfest. These Hip-Hop icons will start their set at 4:15pm, with the same energy, passion, and skills that made them one of the most respected bands of all-time. Grand Puba, Sadat X and Lord Jamar will perform the hits that made them stars, including 360 Degrees (What Goes Around), Don’t Let it Go to Your Head, Slow Down, and so many more. The show is free and open to the public!
Brand Nubian’s most successful album, One for All was a critical success upon its release. Los Angeles Times writer Steve Hochman commended “the power of the lessons delivered with style and creativity” J the Sultan of The Source gave it the publication’s maximum five-mike rating and wrote that it “overflows with creativity, originality, and straight-up talent. […] the type of record that captures a whole world of music, rhymes and vibes with a completely new style.” In his consumer guide for The Village Voice, critic Robert Christgau gave On for All an A- rating, indicating “This Five Percenter daisy-age is warm, good-humored, intricately interactive—popping rhymes every sixth or eighth syllable, softening the male chauvinism and devil-made-me-do-it with soulful grooves and jokes fit for a couch potato.” It has since received retrospective acclaim from publications such as Allmusic, Rolling Stone, and ego trip. Allmusic editor Alex Henderson complimented the group’s “abstract rapping style” and stated, “On the whole, Nubian’s Nation of Islam rhetoric isn’t as overbearing as some of the recordings that other Five Percenters were delivering at the time.” In 1998, the album was selected as one of The Source’s 100 Best Rap Albums and its lead single “Slow Down” was featured on the publication’s 100 Best Hip-Hop Singles of All Time list. One year later, Rolling Stone placed it on a list of the Essential Recordings of the 90’s. It was additionally ranked #2 on ego trip’s 1999 list of “Hip Hop’s 25 Greatest Albums by Year (1980–98)”.