On Thursday October 23, 2014 the 7th Annual CMJ Takeover took place at Manhattan’s Highline Ballroom. iHipHop.com was on-hand as a sponsor of the night’s event, which featured performances by Joey Bada$$ & Pro Era, Smoke DZA (along with members of R.F.C.), Cozz, SD, Raz Fresco, DP and more. Click through this slideshow to see photos of the nights events. All photos by Lauren Gesswein. Copyright 2014 Triumph Media Holdings, Inc.
On August 13, 2014, Chief Keef took over The Attic in Hollywood, California to celebrate his 19th birthday. The event was hosted by Taz Arnold of TI$A and featured music by DJ Carisma. As Adrienne Samuels Gibbs of The Chicago Sun-Times reported, the event did not quite go off without a hitch as there were several altercations between Keef, his crew, and reported gang members. Nevertheless, the rowdy crowd overcame this and enjoyed the night. Click through this slideshow to see photos from that night’s events. All photos by Kyle Stuart.
On June 26, 2014, the fourth annual Electric Forest Festival kicked off in Rothbury, Michigan. The Festival hosted a wide array of talented performers ranging from MCs, to electronic DJs, to jam bands, in a glowing environment. iHipHop was on-hand and captured some memorable moments from this year’s Festival including Lauryn Hill’s performance with The String Cheese Incident, as well as performances from ScHoolboy Q, Aloe Blacc, Stephen Marley, Classixx, Cherub, K Theory, MK, and more. Click through this slideshow to see photos from Electric Forest. All photos by Kyle Stuart.
On Wednesday June 4, 2014, Tech N9ne tore down the House of Blues in Los Angeles, Califronia. Tech was joined by Strange Music brethren Krizz Kaliko, as well as Freddie Gibbs, Jarren Benton & Psych Ward Druggie. Click through this slideshow to check out exclusive photos from this event. All photos by Kyle Stuart.
On Sunday May 25, 2014, the annual Soundset Festival took place at Minneapolis’ Canterbury Park. The event featured an eclectic blend of hip-hop performances such as sets from Atmosphere, Wiz Khalifa, Nas, 2 Chainz, Chance the Rapper, EarWolf (Tyler, the Creator & Earl Sweatshirt), Cypress Hill, Roc Marciano, Flatbush Zombies, Shad, Snow the Product & more. Click through this slideshow to check out exclusive photos from this year’s event. All photos by Crave Club.
On Thursday December 19, 2013, Marz Lovejoy held a Holiday Party at 205 Chrystie Street in Manhattan. The event was also held to celebrate the release of her new single and music video, “Discouraged.” DJ Brooklyn Dawn and WcKids held it down on the turntables, while Mobb Deep’s Prodigy, Sammy Adams, and Tennille were among those in attendance. Click through this slideshow to see exclusive photos from that night’s events. All photos by Lucas Farrar / Far Fetched Future. Copyright 2013 Triumph Media Holdings, Inc.
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.
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 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.
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.