Wu-Tang Clan & Solange Get Loose at Bonnaroo's First Hip Hop Superjam

Wu-Tang Clan & Solange Get Loose at Bonnaroo's First Hip Hop Superjam

Bonnaroo's inaugural hip hop Superjam—an R&B/rap counterpart to the festival's long-running, rock-dominated all-star jam sessions—was an uninhibited, messy rager for still-partying night owls at the Tennessee music fest. Paul McCartney might have been the Friday night highlight, but if you wanted to dance, this was the show to see.

The slickest and sickest set came from Solange, who enraptured the crowd with a funky, lovely cover of the Fugees' version of "Killing Me Softly." She also sang the hook on surprise guest Ghostface Killah's Supreme Clientele single "Cherchez La Ghost" and covered "Umi Says," an uplifting jam from Mos Def's solo debut.

RZA's portion of the night—featuring Redman and Wu-Tang Clan members Ghostface Killah, Method Man, Redman and Inspectah Deck—was the deliriously sloppy counterpart to Solange's consummately professional set.

Gripping a bottle of vodka like it was trying to escape from him, the Wu-Tang maestro led his crew through a thumping set of solo and Wu classics. "C.R.E.A.M." was the obvious crowd-pleaser, but the more literal high point was Method Man & Redman running through their joint collaboration "Part II" from the How High soundtrack. Not that the crowd needed another impetus to light up, but plenty of people took that hit as a signal to take one.

Although Solange was the evening's most impressive performer and RZA was an unfiltered wonder, Boston funk band Lettuce were the Superjam MVPs. They were flawlessly rhythmic for hours, backing ScHoolboy Q's reverent cover of Nas' "N.Y. State of Mind" and tracks from DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Neptunes' Chad Hugo with funky, effortless ease.

Watch RZA getting tipsy below and check out photos from Wu-Tang's full Friday night concert. And keep your fingers crossed that the hip hop Superjam wasn't just a one-off event.

Sorry, the article you’re looking for is no longer available! Try these recommended videos.

7m

Festivals: Bonnaroo 2013: Wu-Tang Clan Munch on Snacks and Hype Up Their 20th Anniversary

2m

Bonnaroo 2015: Who's Invited To Your Hypothetical Bonnaroo Superjam?

1m

Florence + The Machine: First Bonnaroo - Bonnaroo 2011

1m

Bonnaroo 2015: Jungle's First Time At Bonnaroo

3m

Cardboard Box Trick With Fat Joe: Hip-Hop Houdini Extra

0m

Hip Hop's 50 Hottest in the Game

3m

Shows: Fuse News: RZA "I Want Raekwon To Be a Part of the New Wu-Tang Clan Album"

1m

Shows: ICP Theater: ICP Hip Hop Feuds

4m

Hip Hop Shop Mix Down Vinny Chase

2m

Daughter Talk About Bonnaroo First Impressions and Playing New Material

0m

Shows: Untied States of Hip Hop: Hot 97's Peter Rosenberg Talks Hip Hop Rumors

6m

Hip-Hop Stars & NBA Legends Signature Sneakers

1m

Shows: United States of Hip Hop: Talib Kweli's Take on the Current State of Hip Hop

1m

Sir The Baptist Wants To Bring A "Holistic Journey Back To Hip-Hop"

0m

Hip Hop's 50 Hottest In The Game: The Hustle Pick 10-1

0m

Shows: Hip Hop's 50 Hottest In The Game: The Hustle Pick 20-11

3m

Shows: Hip Hop's 50 Hottest in the Game: Game BTS

3m

Shows: The Hustle: Women in Hip-Hop Empowerment 051513

0m

Shows: Hip Hop's 50 Hottest In The Game: The Hustle 50-41

4m

Festivals: Rock The Bells 2013: Wu-Tang Clan's Inspectah Deck Says ODB Hologram Is Only for Rock the Bells

0m

Shows: United States of Hip Hop: Athletes being Rappers

3m

Shows: The Hustle: Women In Hip Hop Starting Out 051513

0m

Shows: United States of Hip Hop:Juicy J on Miley Cyrus Twerking

0m

Shows: Hip Hop's 50 Hottest In The Game: The Hustle Pick 40-31

0m

Shows: Hip Hop's 50 Hottest In The Game: The Hustle Pick 30-21

3m

Shows: Hip Hop's 50 Hottest in the Game:: MGK BTS

3m

Big Daddy Kane Talks Artist Longevity and His Favorite Era of Hip Hop

2m

Mobb Deep on “The Infamous Mobb Deep” Album & How Hip Hop’s Changed - SXSW 2014

44m

Shows: Hip Hop's 50 Hottest In The Game: Hour 1 Screener

3m

Interviews: Christian Hip Hop Artist Lecrae "My Faith Defines Me, Not My Music"

1m

Shows: United States of Hip Hop: Web Extra: Joe Budden on Ladies Man Reputation: "I'm Such a Jerk"

3m

Shows: Hip Hop Shop:Ace Hood Opens Up About His Daughter's Death

5m

Interviews: Artist on Artist: Ashanti Grills Nelly on His Tastes in Women & Evolving Hip Hop Sound

4m

Shows: Hip Hop Shop:Meet Miami's DJ Irie, One Of Music's Top Tastemakers

2m

Bonnaroo 2015: Phoebe Ryan's First Time At Bonnaroo

2m

Festivals: Bonnaroo: Dispatch Interview

3m

Bonnaroo 2012 GroupLove Interview

4m

Festivals: Bonnaroo: Fitz and the Tantrums Interview

2m

Bonnaroo 2015: Ben Folds At Bonnaroo 2015

4m

Festivals: Bonnaroo: The Joy Formidable Interview

3m

Festivals: Bonnaroo: Foster The People Interview

2m

Festivals: Bonnaroo: Major Lazer Interview

3m

Festivals: Bonnaroo: Temper Trap Interview

1m

Festivals: Bonnaroo: ludacris Interview

3m

Festivals: Bonnaroo: We Are Augustine New

2m

Festivals: Bonnaroo: Kenny Rogers Interview

2m

Shows: Top 20: Ford at Bonnaroo

1m

Festivals: Bonnaroo 2013: Foals Interview

2m

Bonnaroo 2015: My Morning Jacket On What Makes Bonnaroo Unique

2m

Festivals: Bonnaroo: NEED TO BREATHE Interview