A night in the heart of Brooklyn yielded plenty of unforgettable moments.
On Tuesday night (October 23), TIDAL hosted its fourth annual TIDAL X concert in front of a raucous crowd at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center. All proceeds from the event went toward four non-profit organizations fighting for criminal justice and prison reform across the country: Innocence Project, REFORM, Equal Justice Initiative, and #Cut50. A whopping total of thirty musical acts graced the stage over the course of the six-hour tour de force, including proven veterans like Lil Wayne, Ms. Lauryn Hill, and The Lox, as well as rising stars Anderson .Paak and Normani.
Special guests such as Ava DuVernay, Van Jones, Senator Cory Booker, Angie Martinez, and Angela Rye offered introductions and spoke at great length throughout the evening about the importance of the TIDAL X benefit concerts, that have previously raised more than $10 million for social justice, disaster relief & recovery, and education causes. Below are seven highlights from a truly memorable evening.