Watch a Clip of Skrillex’s Star-Studded Bonnaroo Superjam
Lauryn Hill and Mystikal make surprise appearances
Bonnaroo’s “Superjam” performances have added some curious cross-pollination to the lineup in recent years, and between D’Angelo’s surprise return and the Wu-Tang/Odd Future/Neptunes collab they’ve become relatively high-profile affairs. Few to date however have matched the lineup that Skrillex put together for his Saturday night set, which brought along Lauryn Hill and Mystikal in addition to his previously announced collaborators.
According to Billboard‘s rundown of the set, a number of Sonny Moore’s guests stuck to covers. Warpaint tried out Technotronic’s “Pump Up The Jam” and David Bowie’s “Let’s Dance” before A$AP Ferg took the stage for Notorious B.I.G.’s “Juicy” and A$AP Rocky’s Skrillex team-up “Wild For The Night” (as well as his own “Work” and “Shabba”). Previously announced guest Janelle Monae took on Michael Jackson’s “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin'” and then James Brown’s “I Feel Good.”
Damian Marley and the horn section from Big Gigantic also made stops during the three-hour performance. Thanks to Billboard you can catch a short clip of their appearance above.
Mystikal made a surprise appearance earlier in the set running through a couple of his bigger hits “Bouncin’ Back (Bumpin’ Me Against The Wall)” and “Shake Ya Ass.” But the biggest shock of the night was Lauryn Hill’s closing guest spot, which according to MTV featured performances of “Lost Ones,” “Fu-Gee-La” and “Ready or Not,” as well as Bob Marley’s “Jammin.”
You can watch about a minute of the insane performance above, but there’s still 179 more out there that we haven’t seen, so hopefully that turns up soon.