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.
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.
On March 6, 2013 Bodega BAMZ (TANBOYS) and A$AP Twelvy, performed at Santos Party House. The event, which was presented by Noisey, featured guest appearances from Flatbush Zombies, N.O.R.E., Willie HEX, A$AP Nast, A$AP Illz, and more. Also on hand were Black Dave and Kyle Rapps. Click through this slideshow to see photos from that night’s event. All photos by Andrew Wheeler.
Elle UK has released two different Rihanna covers for their upcoming April issue. The Paris photoshoot, done by Mariano Vivanco, features Rihanna showing off a slew of pieces from her spring/summer 2013 collection for River Island.
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On January 31, 2013, Atlanta sensation Trinidad James headlined Hot 97’s Who’s Next Live at New York’s SOB’s. The show was hosted by Peter Rosenberg and Shani Kulture and also included performances from Vinny Cha$e, Danse, and SNL (Shaq N Livin). All photos by Bernard Smalls.
On November 20th, 2012 Curren$y, Trademark Da Skydiver, Young Roddy and the entire Jet Life crew were on hand to celebrate the release of “Jet World Order 2″ at the Highline Ballroom in New York City. All photos were taken by Andrew Wheeler. Copyright 2012 Gadfly Communications, Inc. Jet World Order 2 is now available.
Big Boi held the listening party for his upcoming “Vicious Lies And Dangerous Rumors” album on Tuesday, November 13th at Converse Rubber Tracks in Brooklyn, NYC. Photos by Lucas Farrar/Far Fetched Future
iHipHop was granted exclusive access to the music video shoot for Jet Life’s “No Sleep” off their upcoming Jet World Order 2 album. Curren$y, Trademark Da Skydiver, and Young Roddy were all on set in Atlanta for the shoot. The video was directed by GRVTY and features plenty of beautiful women, fast cars, and clouds of that loud.
iHipHop was granted exclusive access to the listening party for Freeway’s upcoming album, Diamond In The Ruff, held at Chung King Studios in New York City. Special guests included Neef Buck, It’s The Real, Iman Shumpert, and Rasheed Wallace of the New York Knicks. Photos by Lucas Farrar/Far Fetched Future.
On Saturday, September 15, Heineken held one of their Red Star Access events at Basketball City in New York City. There were performances from French Montana and Wiz Khalifa and plenty of food and drink for attendees. Music was provided by DJ Clark Kent. All photos by Bernard Smalls.
On Saturday, September 15, Kendrick Lamar performed at Terminal 5 in New York City for BET’s Music Matters Tour. Other acts included Stalley, Jay Rock, and Ab-Soul. Joey Bada$$ gave a surprise performance as well. All photos by Lucas Alvarado/Far Fetched Future.