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Review: Funk Fest Orlando 2016

The Best of Florida Funk Fest 2016: Orlando

ORLANDO (FNN NEWS ) – The Funk Fest presented by Pepsi lived up to it’s name. It was funky and exciting! Thousands of fans flocked to the Central Florida Fair Grounds on Saturday, to see performances by Grammy Award winner Faith Evans, Baby Face, Jagged Edge, Uncle Luke, Rakim, The 69 Boys, and New Edition perform over the weekend.

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Hip-Hop legend Rakim performs at the 2016 Orlando Funk Fest, Saturday, April 16, 2016. Photo by Mike Dixon/Florida National News

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Hip Hop legend (rapper) Rakim opened up the show with his classic hit “I Ain’t No Joke,” and the crowd went wild! – Fans rapped along in sync to “Know the Ledge,” he was sharp and didn’t miss a beat. Rakim’s overall grade based on performance, production, sound, and vocals, he gets a B.

Rakim began his career as the emcee of the rap duo Eric B. & Rakim, who in 2011 were nominated for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In 2012, The Source ranked him #1 on their list of the ‘Top 50 Lyricists of All Time.’

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Grammy Award winner Faith Evans performs at the 2016 Orlando Funk Fest, Saturday, April 16, 2016. Photo by Mike Dixon/Florida National News

Faith Evans returns home:

Multi-platinum artist and Grammy Award winner Faith Evans returned home to Central Florida by way of Lakeland, Florida, with an incredible performance. —  Faith is 42-years-old and she looks great, sounds great, and certainly will make a major comeback with Bad Boy Records this year.

Faith Evans’ overall grade based on performance, production, sound, and vocals, she gets a B.

Coming up…The Florida National News had three exclusive interviews with Miami legend Uncle Luke and more. Also, an insider scoop from Faith Evans.

LUK

Florida National News exclusive interviews with Leo Bennett, Founder and CEO Variety Entertainment and Uncle Luke at the 2016 Orlando Funk Fest, Saturday, April 16, 2016. Photo by J Willie David, III/Florida National News

Uncle Luke & The 2 Live Crew:

Need I say more!? Uncle Luke performed like he was in his prime. A+   

Get the latest tour dates, tickets, merchandise, artist line-ups, updates and more at www.funkfesttour.com | See 2016 Orlando Funk Fest photo gallary, click here.

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