On Saturday August 17, 2013 the Trillectro Music Festival returned to Washington DC to blend the genres of electronica and hip-hop. Amongst the hip-hop acts featured on the festival were A$AP Mob, Wale, Fat Trel, Travi$ Scott, Casey Veggies, Two-9 and more. Click through this slideshow to see all of the happenings from the festival. All photos by Lucas Farrar / Far Fetched Future.
On Sunday July 28, 2013, the world renowned Rock Steady Crew held it’s 36th Anniversary celebration in Central Park, NYC. The event featured a reunion performance by Pete Rock & CL Smooth, as well as performances by Brand Nubian, Cormega, Special Ed, Craig G, The Arsonists, Homeboy Sandman and more. The show also featured DJ sets from DJ Premier, Tony Touch, Evil Dee, and DJ Eclipse, DJ JS-1. Of course, the highlight of the event was an incredible breakdance performance from the entire Rock Steady Crew. Click through this slideshow to see all of the highlights of that day’s event. All photos by Bernard Smalls.
On July 20, 2013, Peter Rosenberg hosted the second annual Peterpalooza. The event, which took place at Williamsburg Park in Brooklyn, New York, featured performances by Odd Future, Meek Mill, ScHoolboy Q, Joell Ortiz, World’s Fair, and many more. Click through see the slideshow to see all of the happenings from this year’s Peterpalooza. All photos by Bernard Smalls.
The 2013 Governor’s Ball Music Festival had one of the craziest lineups of any Summer music festival. To call it epic would be an understatement. That is until a torrential downpour hit the tri-state area forcing much anticipated acts like Pretty Lights, Kings of Leon, and Erykah Badu to cancel their outdoor performances. Regardless, thousands of fans attended the weekend’s events and most of them left with an earful of dope music and clothes covered with mud. iHIpHop was on-hand to catch all of the weekend’s festivities including performances by Kanye West, Nas, Freddie Gibbs, Azaealia Banks, Animal Collective, Thievery Corporation and more. All photos by Lucas Farrar / Far Fetched Future.
Over Memorial Day weekend, Rhymesayers’ Soundset Festival returned to Canterbury Park to bring hip-hop to concertgoers in Minneapolis. The hometown favorite Atmosphere shared the headlining duties with Snoop Dogg, while Juicy J, Mac Miller, Tech N9ne, Brother Ali, Joey Bada$$, ScHoolboy Q and more also performed. Soundset also featured a car expo, a b-boy battle, and an outdoor skate park. Click through the slideshow to see photos from the entire event. All photos by Lucas Farrar / Far Fetched Future.
The only way to describe Kanye West’s taste in music and fashion is ‘decadent.’ Yeezy has gone above-and-beyond to premiere “New Slaves,” the first leak from his forthcoming album, by preparing a set of visuals to accompany the song as it’s projected on 66 buildings across the globe this weekend. Read More
The Downtown Music festival continued in New York CIty on May 11, 2013. iHipHop was on-hand at Tammany Hall where Ratking, Mr. MFN eXqire, and Black Dave performed. Click through the slideshow to see pictures of all the happenings at the Lower East Side, Manhattan venue. All photos by Lucas Farrar / Far Fetched Future.
The Downtown Music festival returned to New York CIty on May 10, 2013 to highlight a selection of buzzworthy artists from across the country. The evening started out at Element where Earl Sweatshirt, Ryan Hemsworth, and Antwon performed. The festivities continued at Capitale where Black Hippy was in attendance and ScHoolboy Q played an extended set. The evening ended with a late night performance from the emerging New York artist Kilo Kish at Tammany Hall. Pictures from NIght 2 coming soon. All photos by Lucas Farrar / Far Fetched Future.
On Friday May 3, 2013, the City of Gods held a mansion party, dubbed ‘Bible Study,’ in the Bronx. The party kicked off in the afternoon with Hood Chef manning the grill as he served up barbecue to those in attendance. The evening concluded with performances from Black Dave and B.I.C., with Bodega BAMZ (of Tan Boys) also making an appearance. All photos by Lucas Farrar / Far Fetched Future.
Over the weekend, one of Juelz Santana’s goons, Hynief, was photographed attacking JoJo Simmons. The situation was a result of JoJo’s diss record “Holy Water” which is aimed at Juelz Santana, as a response to Juelz’ name dropping JoJo on the track “Soft” from his latest mixtape, God Will’n. Read More
Meek Mill headlined New York City’s Roseland Ballroom on April 7, 2013 where he also showcased artists on his newly established label, Dreamchasers Records. While Meek took the crown for best performance of the night, Louie V Gutta, Lee Mazin, Lil Snupe, Jordan, Square Off, Pain N Da Ass, and Trips N Slim also won over the crowd. Also in attendance were Diddy, Cassie, and Cory Gunz. All photos by Bernard Smalls.
iHipHop.com kicked off the weekend in Manhattan at the Whitney Museum of Art where the ten-piece psychedelic soul group, King Holiday, was on hand for a live performance / exhibit entitled ‘Bloo Voyage,’ as part of the SmokeForBlues festival. iHipHop then made its way to Brooklyn for Covert TV’s rooftop launch party where Hood Chef cooked up some excellent BBQ for those in attendence. All photos by Lucas Farrar / Far Fetched Future.