The Juice Crew Masters The Ceremony & Orchestrates The Symphony On Stage (Video)
The same night Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Geto Boys, The Pharcyde, Blackstreet, and Ma$e and Diddy reunited in Los Angeles, another seminal Hip-Hop crew came together in New York City. While they never released an album, Heads know the Juice Crew’s impact as the sum of its parts, including Big Daddy Kane, Craig G, Kool G Rap, Roxanne Shante, Biz Markie, Masta Ace, Marley Marl, MC Shan, TJ Swan, and Tragedy Khadafi.
The crew’s most memorable hit is “The Symphony,” an Otis Redding-based hit featuring an (allegedly) off-the-reels G Rap verse, and front-to-back posse cut lyrical obliteration from Ace, Craig, and Kane. At the Masters Of Ceremony Hip-Hop Reunion Show, the Juice Crew artists involved with the hit came together (the Biz was also in the building) for a rare performance during B.D.K.’s set. Check out the ill transition, in this lo-fi fan-captured video from Radio City Music Hall:
One of the ultimate Head debates, who do you think has the best “Symphony” verse?