The BET Experience at L.A. LIVE is just that… an Experience! BET hosts hundreds of thousands of people for a jam-packed weekend of concerts, giveaways, outdoor festivals, seminars and more. I call the weekend the “Black Folk Takeover at L.A. Live” considering every venue in the Downtown LA area is raining with the black community.
This year, I went to the R&B concert with Jill Scott, Maxwell, Marsha Ambrosius and at the last minute, scored tickets to the Hip Hop concert with August Alsina, Rick Ross and the recently reunited Outkast. The sound quality wasn’t that great and neither night was the stadium packed but I enjoyed both shows just the same.
Jill Scott (my girl) delivered as usual. Outkast, as disconnected as they seemed, were awesome! August Alsina got me to go home and buy his album (new fan). And A$AP Rocky confirmed my decision to never actual spend money to see him… not good!
I didn’t participate in too much more of the weekend this year but checkout my posts from last year’s event where Erykah Badu performed as a part of the weekend: