Sunday, March 6, 2011

Day parties are a tradition when the CIAA Tournament is in Charlotte each year. Yesterday I attended arguably the liveliest day party of the dozens that were being held. Billed as "Do Day Dougie" and put on by Eddietainment, the party featured the legendary Doug E. Fresh at Pavilion at EpiCentre, which is on the rooftop of the massive entertainment complex in Uptown (a tent was erected because of rain). DJ Shogun was the maestro for the afternoon, moving the crowd with his electric blend of hip-hop and R&B. A noticeably slim Doug E. Fresh took the stage a little after 3:30 p.m. and showed why he's still in high demand 25 years after his classics like "The Show" and "La-Di-Da-Di" helped pioneer the early days of hip-hop.

In this video I captured, Doug E. performs "La-Di-Da-Di" over the "Teach Me How To Dougie" beat, and does his trademark moves, which young rappers patterned a dance (and songs) after.

For more coverage of the excitement from 2011 CIAA Week, check out the content I contributed to Charlotte magazine's website at

1 comment :

  1. I watched the Dougie - great show! Another great CIAA weekend put on by Charlotte


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