Remember when the West Coast/East Coast beef? There wasn’t anything bigger in Hip Hop during the 90s than the feud between two of the biggest sounds and artists of the genre. But who really one? Several have said the west side won by a long-shot, and How The West Was Won is the concert that signify it. Clearly, it was won by chin-checkin because the G’d up roster of West Coast heavy weights all came to deliver a message. How The West Was Won- produced by Adrian Scott Productions and Live Nation had a sold out crowd at Irvine’s Verizon Ampitheater, bouncing in a sea full of W’s in the air. Headlined by Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, and The Game, the show was a retrospective of the history of West coast hip-hop including: Dj Quik, Suga Free, Xzibit, WC, Too Short, E-40, Mack 10, The Eastsiderz, and Glasses Malone. From DJ Quik beseeching the crowd to recognize that he’s the greatest producer alive, to Ice Cube threatening anyone who thinks his acting career has made him soft to “Check Themselves before they Wreck Themselves” the legends of the West could not be denied. Check out the photos below of “How The West Won”.
Photos by Jorge Ortiz