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V103’s Summer Block Party Brings Ne-Yo, Ashanti, Ja Rule, Keith Sweat & More to Chicago

BY TER STAFF

Photo by Dan Garcia/The Early Registration

Chicago’s V103 brought some of the biggest icons in R&B and rap to the Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island on Saturday night, for their fourth annual Summer Block Party. While the burgers and dogs stayed at home, V103 served up a night of live music that fans will not soon forget.

With a headlining performance from Keith Sweat, which saw surprise appearances from Tank and Chicago’s own R. Kelly, fans also caught lengthy and memorable sets from Ne-Yo, Ja Rule, Ashanti, Brandy and more. Whether it was Brandy’s vocals that blew you away, or Ja Rule & Ashanti’s duets or even Ne-Yo riding a female fan on stage piggy back style (you read that correctly), the entertaining night was full of highlights.

Check out our photos from last night’s performance below.

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Photos: V103 Block Party Brings Jill Scott, Nelly, Kelly Rowland & More to Chicago

BY JESUS MONTERO

Photo by Jesus Montero/The Early Registration

Returning for the third year, V103 hosted its Summer Block Party at the Huntington Bank Pavilion. This year’s block party was headlined by three-time Grammy award-winner singer Jill Scott. The R&B and soul legend was joined by Kelly Rowland, Nelly, Bell Biv Devoe and SWV.

Sisters With Voices, better known as SWV, started the show strong with their New York R&B style. The trio; Coko, Taj and Lelee started the show in the best way possible by taking us back with performing of hits like “I’m so into You” and “You’re the One”.

The very thankful Nelly showed his love and support to the V103 fans often with performances from the start of career like “Country Grammar” and “Nellyville”. Along with his support from his brother City Spud, Nelly made his set a personal one.

Kelly Rowland joined Nelly to perform their collaborative records “Dilemma” and “Gone”. Rowland even took the V103 Summer Block Party crowd back to her Destiny Child day’s with short lived performance from “Say My Name”, “Soldier” and “Cater 2 U”.

Ricky Bell, Michael Bivins, and Ronnie DeVoe all branched off of New Edition back in the late 80’s. As Bell Biv DeVoe the trio are responsible since then for some of the best records in hip-hop/R&B history. At the V103 Summer Block Party fans experienced and witnessed this live with performances of “Poison”, “I’m Betaa” and to the newly released “Run”.

The V103 Summer Block Party ended the night in the most incredible way possible. The unique and one of a kind, soul, jazz and R&B queen Jill Scott finished off the night.

Check out our photos from last night’s performance below.

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