If anyone was to ever question Pharrell’s endless catalog, they should be directed to his performance at this year’s Something In The Water Festival. For nearly two hours straight, the Virginia native delivered nothing but hits. Along the way, he brought out Domani, Justin Timberlake, the Clipse, N.O.R.E and several others. Not to be forgotten, Black Alley served as the in-house band as Pharrell’s team of dancers owned the stage. Whether he was performing “Get Lucky” or setting the stage of “Grindin” with the Clipse, Pharrell effortlessly flexed on just about every producer of his generation. As T.I. said, he is arguably the greatest producer who has participated in this great thing we call music.
With Pharrell’s show-stopping performance in the rearview mirror, it’s hard to imagine what could top it. Fortunately, Pharrell and company have been thinking about this for some time now. Teyana Taylor, Earthgang, BLXST, Saba and several others are set to take the stage. 21 Savage and J Balvin were also added to the lineup. Not to mention, Tyler, The Creator will bring his Grammy-winning album, Call Me If You Get Lost to the stage. Here’s what we’ve got our eyes set on during day three of the Something In The Water Festival.
Can the energy of “Pharrell & Phriends” be matched?
Three-day festivals are difficult because it’s extremely hard to keep everything running smoothly for that amount of time. The event staff has to keep everything going. Vendors have to continue to supply top-tier service. Fans have to plan for three consecutive days of standing, walking and dancing for six to eight hours. It’s a lot.
After everything that Pharrell brought to the stage, it will be hard to match that level of excitement on day three. What could possibly top T.I. bringing out his son for Father’s Day or Justin Timberlake performing alongside the Clipse for the first time in more than a decade? Well, Pharrell and company think they have the answer. J Balvin and Tyler, The Creator are certainly up to the challenge as the night’s headliners. Not to mention, there are a number of headline-level performers taking the stage throughout the day like 21 Savage and Post Malone. It will certainly be difficult to keep the energy up, but it will be a great ending to a great festival.
Will there be another Clipse reunion?
As promised, Malice and Pusha T connected to perform a medley of the Clipse’s biggest hits during Pharrell’s “Pharrell & Phriends” set. Despite the set being stopped twice due to medical emergencies in the crowd, the energy that the Clipse brought to the stage was palpable. With Pusha T set to perform again on Sunday, it’s far to ask the following question: Can we get another Clipse reunion?
What will Teyana Taylor’s final tour bring?
Teyana Taylor entered the music industry at the age of 15 via a record deal from none other than Pharrell Williams. Since then, she’s gone on to direct countless music videos, dominate the charts and tour the world. Today, she’s a mother, wife and all-around trendsetter. With the world of music at her fingertips, Taylor has made the decision to walk away from her music career as a solo act in an effort to pursue her other passions. As a result, Taylor has called her current tour her last. Furthermore, this will be her last performance in Washington, D.C. for some time. With Pharrell watching along with the rest of her fan base, what will this performance look like and what special surprises may she have up her sleeve?
How will Post Malone bring his latest album to life?
Leading up to this year’s Something In The Water Festival, much was made about one name on the lineup. Actually, it wasn’t a name per se. Instead, the festival’s lineup artwork included a number of question marks to indicate that there was a mystery performer. Considering that the performers were listed in alphabetical order, many fans believed that the mystery performer would be either Polo G or Post Malone. As luck would have it, Post Malone was in fact that mystery act.
Having recently released a new album, Post Malone is entering a new chapter in his career. While Twelve Carat Toothache didn’t meet the initial commercial expectations that many set for it, Post Malone is seemingly in a great place. Personally, he’s become a Dad and he’s preparing to become a husband. Musically, he’s seemingly mastered the rock, pop, and Hip-Hop fusion that he’s been crafting for some time now. At this point, it feels like Post Malone has control over everything he’s been building toward for the better part of the last ten years. Now, he just has to bring that to the stage.