Throwback Thursday. Everyone and their mother partakes in the weekly internet phenomena that is sweeping the Western world, in which one shares old school images on various popular social networking sites (most notably Instagram). And perhaps the genre of music to receive the most love via this tradition is hip-hop, as many (including the artists themselves) share vintage snaps of various rap acts over the decades. Some even dating back to its infancy. So, we here at iHipHop, being the obsessive rap fans that we are, have decided we would partake in this lore as well and share 25 old school hip-hop photos each and every Thursday. This week we’ve got some goodies, including photos of a young Kanye West, Nas & Jay Z before the beef, and even Allen Iverson chillin’ with some notable rappers of the 2000s. Check them all out after the jump! Enjoy.
Kim Kardashian isn’t playing around, boys. With the internet endlessly thirstin’ over Mrs. West’s velumpious derrière, the celebutante decided to bare it all (yes, all) for Paper magazine’s latest cover shoot. That’s the edited version of the cover above just in case your mother is in the room and after the jump ya’ll can peep every photo from the shoot 100% unedited. That means these photos are absolutely NSFW (not safe for work, newbie) unless you’ve got a kickass boss who doesn’t care about seeing a bare bottom and a nip… or two. After the jump!
On Thursday October 30, 2014 the 2014 Power 105.1 Powerhouse took place at Brooklyn’s Barclay Center, the home of the Brooklyn Nets. iHipHop.com was on-hand to document the event, which featured performances by Jeezy (with special guest Jay Z), J. Cole, French Montana, Migos, Childish Gambino, and more. Click through this slideshow to see photos of the nights events. All photos by Lauren Gesswein.
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 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 Tuesday November 19, 2013, Trademark Da Skydiver released his highly-anticipated album, “Flamingo Barnes 2: Mingo Royale.” To celebrate the album’s release, Trademark held a release party at The Studio at Webster Hall in Manhattan. The event which was hosted by Dice The God featured performances by Trademark, Smoke DZA, Young Roddy, Cannibal Ox, Ken Rebel, and G.R.A.M.Z. DJ Two Three held it down on the turntables that evening. 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.
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.
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.