[EVENT] #NaeNaeOnTheScene: “Erykah Badu and Lauryn Hill Tribute”
It’s your girl, NaeNae bringing you the first ever ‘NaeNae On The Scene’ event review. On May 6th, in downtown Indianapolis at Hi-Fi, I got to witness a very dope show. Old Soul Entertainment and Gentleman Jack presents, Icon Live: Erykah Badu and Lauryn Hill Tribute. This was an event you needed to be at if you are a fan of either Badu or Hill or both such as myself.
This sold out show featured five AMAZING vocalists: Human Aquilah, Megan Simonton, Mariah Ivey, Rae Karim and Allison Victoria along with a live band (Poncho Hedrick, Andrew Braxton, Matt Dupree, Isiah Kendall). These ladies hit the stage performing songs from Ms. Badu and L-Boogie. At 8:30pm, Human Aquilah kicked it off with Erykah Badu’s hit, Phone Down, which set the tone for the rest of the show. I was vibing out as the ladies took turns performing classic songs such as, Certainly, Bag Lady, Doo Wop(That Thing), Tell Him, just to name a few.
The vibe and energy from the crowd was superb as each lady held it down and made the songs their own. Megan Simonton sang her soul out of Lauryn Hill’s Ex-Factor. While Mariah Ivey, had everyone bouncing as she spit the lyrics to Lost Ones and Doo Wop, Allison Victoria had the crowd grooving as she sung Bag Lady. Rae Karim ended the show with Everything Is Everything which was fitting cause the show was everything. One word to sum up this show was EPIC. But don’t worry if you weren’t able to attend. I got some great footage for you. Check out the clips below.
The author NaeNae
In the heart of Indianapolis, Indiana, NaeNae can be seen around town capturing footage at local events and interviewing artists. She also owns a multimedia company, Chasing My Dreamz (animation, graphic design, photography, videography). Every Monday at 10am you can hear NaeNae on the 5 Rounds podcast, where she is also the content producer of the show.