Best Special Guest: Run the Jewels
An entire lineup's worth of special guests showed up for Run the Jewels, but one in particular stood out. It wasn't Three Six Mafia's sorely unsung Gangsta Boo, who had the crowd whooping it up as she told 'em what they could do with her ladyparts on Run the Jewel's bawdy banger "Love Again." It wasn't elusive Queens mike-slayer Despot subbing in for Big Boi over the apocalyptic boom-bap of "Banana Clipper." And it wasn't even Nas who ripped a clanging remix of "Made You Look" and called RTJ his "favorite group." In a fiery set of smart agitprop rap and bleak-banging beats, the fest's greatest cosign came before the music even began: Bernie Sanders on the big screen, greeted by wild cheers, letting us know that, "One of the highlights of running for president [...] has been getting to know Killer Mike." Also: "El-P, keep up the great work." Aw.