(GEMS RADIO)—Busta Rhymes performed at Carnegie Hall along with a live orchestra. Carnegie Hall Presents Power Network: A Black History Month Conversation and Concert with hosts Rashad Bilal and Troy Millings from the podcast series Earn Your Leisure happened on Monday February 27.
Busta Rhymes and Spliff Star rapped through “Ante Up,” “Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Can See,” “I Know What You Want” and more. Busta thanked his mother for raising him up in Brooklyn. The event had special guest speakers such as Robert F. Smith, Dr. Paul Judge, Derek Ferguson, Yvette Badu-Nimako and more.
Busta added,“Interestingly, what I learned today they don’t teach at school,” he said. “Same way I learned from these brothers that stood on the corner … like how much the earth weighs … how far the earth was each planet from the sun … what’s the total square mileage of the planet … the original man is the Maker, the Owner, the Cream of the Planet Earth, the God of the Universe.”
He also said: “So, to come from those humble beginnings, I was being taught like this from dudes that looked like the ones would racially profile. I was taught by these brothers to believe that I was made in the likeness of God and I believe this so much I claim that divine that everything that I wanted after I would just claim.”
“32 years later by professional recording career on stage at Carnegie Hall. Leading up to this moment, I had two tear-jerking moments. I cried a lot. They were tears of joy. I am so happy to be here,” the rapper said.