Angel Haze was amazing, I hadn't really realized how good she was, but when I saw her live I got it. She had this really cocky attitude but was so humble, like if Kanye lost his ego but kept his attitude. She was so good at rapping and had this aggresive articulation, kind of poetry-slamish. After her show she jumped down to the crowd and hugged everyone in the front, it was so sweet.
I don't know as much as I should about Public Enemy, but I know the basic information and I know I loved seeing them live. The best part of their performance was when they started talking about Trayvon Martin and ended it with "FUCK GEORGE ZIMMERMAN", the worst part was all white people "ironically" dancing "hip hop", doing the "lean back" and "gangster" signs with their hands *barf*. There were so many political-poser hipsters at that festival, I just couldn't deal with it. Public Enemy ended their show with asking everyone to raise their middle fingers up in the air and say "fuck racism", after that they put two fingers up for unity and then split them for peace and clenched their hands for power to the people.
Danny Brown suprised me, I hadn't really created a opinion of his artistry before the show, more then that his songs are good hyped songs to do the ignorant dance to. But I kind of liked him, and I think he's interesting because of his heatedness. He's not really a stereotype of a male rapper either, he's so non-macho in his body language, stomping and jumping frantically up and down and his funny voice. The best thing with his performance was that for the first time there were close to zero % white people in the front, on a otherwise so white festival, there were only young poc's getting their freak on. I was a bit bothered by all dudes *doing the ignorant dance*, yes, I was stereotypophobing to the max.
(Unfortunately I just saw about ten minutes of James Blake, but I loved the few minutes I saw him. The deep base vibrated through your whole body. He's a musical genius. But visually it wasn't a entertaining show. He just sat there with three other white dudes in black clothes... I would've loved seeing it in the dark, with a amazing lighting show.)
Overall the WoW-weekend was amazing, I met alot of nice people and saw lot's of amazing performances. Now I'm getting ready to start school again.