The historic performance took place during the two Harlem natives’ one-night-only show alongside Jadakiss at the Apollo Theater on Saturday (January 28). According to the venue’s website, the concert was a continuation of its 2022-2023 The Next Movement season, billed as “an exploration of what’s new, now and next in music, dance, art and ideas.”
In a video shared to social media, an excited Jadakiss is heard announcing the “first time ever” performance before Cam’Ron offers a caveat to the fans.
“Imma keep it a hundred: I ain’t do this song in so long,” he said. “So Imma just act like y’all know it and do a little bit of this [dance].” To which Ma$e added, “Yo, we never got to perform this song. We never got to perform this.”
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When “Horse & Carriage” was originally released in 1998, Ma$e was one of Bad Boy Records’ biggest stars, and his appearance on Cam’s first single served as a major cosign. However, while the two were childhood friends — having not only grown up together but also gotten their start in the music business together as members of the group Children Of The Corn — the two had fallen out by the time the song came out.
Before DJ SNS could get the first-time performance going on Saturday, Jadakiss called for a pause in the performance to hype up the crowd.
“Listen Harlem: when SNS drop this shit, act like wherever you was at when you first heard this shit when it came out,” he said. “Don’t go over the balcony but fucking go crazy. This has never been seen before. This shit right here is a NFT. Whatever a NFT is, when y’all do this song, it’s a NFT!”
Elsewhere during the performance, Ma$e and Jada were joined by Sheek Louch and Styles P to deliver their verses from DMX‘s song “N-ggaz Done Started Something.”
Ma$e, Cam’ron and Jadakiss Live at the Apollo — as the show was officially billed — comes at the end of a saga that started with The LOX and Dipset’s Verzuz showdown in 2021. A year later, Ma$e announced that he, Cam and Jada would be heading out on a 7-city tour, which was set to kick off in October 2022.
Days ahead of the first stop on the 3 Headed Monster Tour, however, several dates were cancelled, for which the “Feel So Good” rapper blamed his former label boss Diddy. At the time, Ma$e was on a rampage calling Diddy out for allegedly stealing money from him, which led to the tour cancellation blame.
While fans across the East Coast and Southeast didn’t get the performances they had expected, the trio did release a new single, “G.L.H.,” in the the days leading up to their planned tour.
The track was unleashed on Friday (October 14) and finds the New York rap trio getting their bars off over booming production. Killa steps to the plate first with a verse flexing on his competition.
“G.L.H.” was also included on the set list at the Apollo Theater on Saturday.