Busta Rhymes headlined this year’s 8th annual Brooklyn HIp-Hop Festival and gave a legendary performance include guest appearances from the likes of Q-Tip, Slick Rick, Smif N Wessun, Lil Fame, and more. The performance also marked the 20 year reunion of Busta’s old group, Leaders Of The New School. Read More

One of the more refreshing voices of Hip-Hop hit the stage at the Pitchfork Music Festival to show just why he’s hot right now. Up top is K.R.I.T. running through ‘Money On The Floor,’ and down bottom you’ll catch him singing one of my personal favorites, ‘I Got This.’ Read More

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To celebrate NBA Rookie of the Year Kyrie Irving’s success in the NBA this year, Alife teamed up with Pepsi Max, the A$AP Mob, and French Montana for what should’ve been a crazy night. Unfortunately, Irving and the A$AP Mob were unable to attend. Chief Keef, however, came to the rescue and made a surprise performance. All photos by Bernard Smalls.

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To celebrate the release of their album “Self Made Vol. 2,” Rick Ross’ Maybach Music Group set up a pop-up shop at Alife in NYC. Ross, Stalley, Meek Mill, Omarion, and Wale were all in attendance, signing albums and meeting fans. During the event, the group also performed a couple of tracks off the album. The event was sponsored by Ciroc and Reebok. All photos by Bernard Smalls.

Last night, Childish Gambino performed at Central Park’s SummerStage alongside Danny Brown and ScHoolboy Q. Despite rain earlier in the day, fans packed Rumsey Playfield and kept the place energetic for hours. Check out a video of Gambino’s set above and click through for a freestyle featuring Childish, ScHoolboy, and Danny Brown as well as a performance of “Hands On The Wheel.” Read More

Photos: Chief Keef @ SOB’s, NYC

 |  June 26, 2012
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Interscope’s newest signee, Chief Keef, graced the Sob’s stage for his first ever performance in NY on Monday, June 25th.The event was hosted by Low Key and Hustle Simmons with music being provided by DJ Meka, Vic Lloyd and special guest DJ Funkmaster Flex. Special guests on the bill included Money Team, Black Dave, Sean Falyon, Tim Vocals, and Young Giftz. All photos by Bernard Smalls.

Photos: Ab-Soul @ SOB’s, NYC

 |  June 22, 2012
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Black Hippy/TDE member Ab-Soul took the stage at SOB’s on Thursday, June 21st for his first solo NYC show. The event was hosted by LowKey and featured performances from Kris Kasanova, Mike Jaggerr, Maffew Ragazino, and Joey Bada$$. Meka from 2DopeBoyz provided the music for the night. All photos by Bernard Smalls.

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