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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.

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On the weekend of July 28th, A$AP Rocky, Snoop Dogg, and rocked the stage for the Catalpa Music Festival on Randall’s Island in NYC. The two-day festival included additional performances from araabMUZIK, Matisyahu, and Matt & Kim among others. All photos by Lucas Alvarado/Far Fetched Future.

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On Thursday May 17, 2012 Yo Gotti brought the trap to NYC when he performed at SOB’s on the Road To Riche$ Tour. Gotti was also joined by Zed Zilla, D-Shep, DJ Greg Street and more. Click through this slideshow to see exclusive photos and videos from this performance. All photos and videos by Bernard Smalls

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On Tuesday May 15, 2012, Big K.R.I.T. held an exclusive listening session for his forthcoming debut album, “Live From The Underground.” The event took place at Fight Klub Studios in NYC. Click through this slideshow to see exclusive photos from this intimate event. All photos by Bernard Smalls.

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This year’s Internet Week kicked off on Monday May 14, 2012 and to celebrate, Mass Appeal and LastFM hosted an official first night after party at the Tribeca Grand in NYC. Internet Week New York is a week-long festival celebrating NYC’s thriving internet industry and it is now in its fifth year of operation. The event featured performances from Mr. Muthaf*ckin eXquire, Rye Rye, and Blaqstarr, and also included DJ sets by Blue Jemz and Dirtyfinger. Click through to see photos from this exclusive event. All photos by Lucas Alvarado / Far Fetched Future.

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On Wednesday May 2, 2012, Rick Ross filled the conference room at the Eventi Hotel in midtown Manhattan to hold a press conference and make some major announcements on behalf of Maybach Music. Rick and Diddy first announced that French Montana’s album, “Excuse My French,” will drop on July 17th. French’s next single will reportedly feature Rick Ross, Drake & Lil Wayne. It was also announced that Meek Mill’s upcoming mixtape, “Dreamchaser 2″ will drop on May 7th and be followed by his debut album, “Dreams & Nightmares” on August 28th. Rozay also announced that the MMG compilation “Self Made v.2,” will drop June 26th and then announced that his next solo album “God Forgives, I Don’t Will” hit shelves July 31st. After weeks of speculations, Ross also announced the latest signee to MMG – Omarion. This needless to say announcement came as a surprise to most. Click through and check out all the photos from the MMG press conference. All photos by Bernard Smalls.

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