Something In The Water is back for day two in the nation’s capital. After a day filled with performances from Usher, Lil’ Baby, Ozuna and 6LACK, day two of the festival is set for performances from Snoh Aalegra, Sabrina Claudio, Lil’ Uzi Vert and Jon Batiste. Not to mention, Pharrell will close out the night with special guests like Justin Timberlake, SZA and N.O.R.E. Here are a few things we’re looking at heading to the day’s festivities.
Will cooler temperatures allow things to run more smoothly?
Some things are simply out of the control of the festival organizers and staff. Yesterday, temperatures crept into the 90s and caused equipment, vehicles and frankly, people, to malfunction. As a result, artist’s sets were pushed back and a number of people passed out due to dehydration. On day two, meteorologists expect temperatures to remain relatively cool. While it is still imperative that staff, performers and attendees remain hydrated, cooler temperatures should open the door for a smoother, more enjoyable experience on the eve of Juneteenth.
What does a Rae Sreummurd set look like in 2022?
Before the City Girls topped the charts via Drake’s “In My Feelings” or the Migos brought Culture to the world, another duo out of the south was making noise. It may be hard to believe, but it’s been six years since Rae Sreummurd when number one with “Black Beatles” featuring Gucci Mane. Since then, Swae Lee has made waves with records like “Unforgettable” and “Sunflower” while Slim Jxmmi delivered his solo body of work. With that said, the duo’s presence in music has not been as prevalent over the last year or so. In an industry that focuses on the here and now, it’s easy to overlook a duo that is seemingly out of the way. However, that doesn’t mean that Rae Srummurd hasn’t been working. They recently dropped a single called “Denial” and set the stage for their next album. With that said, will they use this platform to debut new music, play their biggest hits or do a mixture of both? Today, the world will get a glimpse of Rae Sremmurd’s next move as they seek to get back to the mountain top.
What do Chlöe Bailey and Halle Bailey have in store for us?
Chlöe Bailey and Halle Bailey are set to take the stage this evening after spending the last year and change working on their own individual projects. Halle Bailey has been filming the latest edition of The Little Mermaid and teasing her solo work. Meanwhile, the elder Bailey sister has been performing at the VMAs and collaborating with Fivio Foreign. Together, the duo has no plans of splitting up and insists that they will continue to release new music as Chloe x Halle in the future. With that said, it will be interesting to see how Chlöe Bailey and Halle Bailey weave in and out of their work as duo while incorporating their solo work as well. Needless to say, if there is a sister duo that could pull it off, it would be these two.
Are we on the verge of a Clipse reunion?
Not long ago, Pusha T collaborated with his brother, Gene Elliott “No Malice” Thornton Jr., on “Punchbowl” on Nygo’s I Know Nygo. While rapping, the elder Thorton brother hinted that this may be the last we hear of the two rapping together.
“If this marks the end of an era, it’s been a pleasure,” he raps.
Shortly thereafter, Pusha T hopped on Hot 97 with Ebro, Peter Rosenberg and Laura Styles. During their interview of the Virginia native, Pusha T told the New York radio hosts that he’s been bugging his brother about a Clipse reunion for some time now. However, No Malice has seemingly been disinterested in a return to the music game. Then, things started to shift in the opposite direction. The closing track of Pusha T’s latest album, It’s Almost Dry, featured his older brother. Making matters more interesting, No Malice is listed as Malice alongside Labrinth on the track. Now, the two are reuniting alongside Pharrell at Something In The Water. Could this mark the beginning of a new era? Tonight, the Clipse may provide an answer. Until then, it’s all speculation, but speculation is what makes this game so fun to be a part of. Isn’t it?