While Black Hippy, Top Dawg Entertainment and the Empire That Is Kendrick prepare for the tactical onslaught of music the camp will release, Ab-Soul broods. His time is nigh, but The Black Lip Pastor has shown no signs of anxiety. The unflappable, ever-cloudy emcee relays his thoughts on his upcoming project and the immense exposure his super-group has enjoyed.
It’s been over a month since Kendrick Lamar shook the Rap world to its very foundations with his verse on Big Sean’s “Control”. If you have been hiding under a rock and have not heard the song, Kendrick claims the title of King of New York while appearing to take shots at J. Cole, Big K.R.I.T., Wale, Pusha T, Meek Mill, A$AP Rocky, Drake, Big Sean, Jay Electronica, Tyler, The Creator and Mac Miller. Rappers from every section of the globe bolted to their Twitter accounts and their soundproof studio booths to respond to the Compton native’s jabs. Some applauded Kendrick for giving rap a much needed shot in the arm, while others took things a bit more personally and made response records. Read More
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 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.
Once a year, Austin, TX transforms into the music capital of the world during the annual SXSW Music Festival. This year was no exception, as fans in attendance were able to experience countless live performances from sunrise to sunset each day, with numerous showcases and lively parties throughout the city. Amidst all of the amazing showcases, ridiculous parties and crowded streets, iHipHop was on-hand to capture all of the weeks’ events. For your viewing pleasure we have compiled a recap of SXSW 2013 from behind our lens. All photos by Lucas Alvarado / Far Fetched Future.
Today, Murs and Guerilla Union announced the full lineup for the Paid Dues 2013 Festival, which will take place on Saturday March 30th at the Nos Events Center in San Bernardino, California. This year’s festival will be headlined by Black Hippy (Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolboy Q, Ab-Soul & Jay Rock) and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis. Hit the jump for the full lineup.