After providing much needed entertainment with his marathon Instagram Live sessions throughout the pandemic, D-Nice brought the star power to the Hollywood Bowl Sunday.
Ronnie Isley sang, with brother Ernie on guitar, their classics “Footsteps in the Dark” and “Between the Sheets.” Eighty-year-old George Clinton entertained the crowd — which included This Is Us star Sterling K. Brown — with a medley of Parliament-Funkadelic hits, “(Not Just) Knee Deep,” “Flash Light,” and his number one solo single, “Atomic Dog.”
“This is the party of all parties, right?” Common asked before he performed “The Light.” Then Sheila E. joined him on stage for “The Glamorous Life.”
The party took a somber note as D-Nice paid tribute to the late hip-hop pioneer, Biz Markie. He called for a minute of silence, then said, “Without Biz, I wouldn’t be on this stage right now. He inspired me to come back. So shine a light right now for Biz Markie.” As thousands of phone lights illuminated the iconic outdoor venue, the crowd chanted the hook to Markie’s classic, “Just a Friend.”
D-Nice will take Club Quarantine Live to New York City Thursday, Atlanta Friday, and Washington, D.C. on September 18.
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