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.
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.
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.
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.
Hip-Hop fans flocked to the Kidrobot store in SoHo on Thursday, June 14, to see Questlove and guests, including F.R.E.S.H. among others. Photos by Lucas Alvarado/Far Fetched Future.
Waka Flocka Flame had his “Triple F Life” album release party during Webster Hall’s “Girls Night Out” on Thursday, June 14. Waka was joined by his Brick Squad crew and hundreds of amped up fans. Photos by Lucas Alvarado/Far Fetched Future.
On Thursday, June 14, Nas held a listening session for his upcoming album, “Life Is Good” at the New Musuem in New York City. Guests in attendance included, Eric Sermon, DJ Khaled, and Swizz Beatz. Photos by Lucas Alvarado / Far Fetched Future.
Rick Ross and the MMG crew invited hip-hop’s who’s who out to Sin CIty in Bronx, New York to listen to their forthcoming album “Self Made, Vol.2.” In attendance was Rick Ross, Drake, Busta Rhymes, Wale, Omarion, Meek Mill, Gunplay, Stalley,Teyana Taylor, Elliott Wilson, Low Key, and DJ Self. All photos by Bernard Smalls
Saturday, June 2, 2012 marked the start of the two day Roots Picnic, now in its fifth year. Held at Penn’s Landing in Philadelphia, PA, the event featured performances from The Roots, De La Soul, Wale, OCD: Moosh & Twist, Danny Brown, Mr. MFN eXquire and many more. Click through this slideshow to see exclusive photos from the event. All photos by Lucas Alvarado / Far Fetched Future.
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
On Monday May 14, 2012, Curren$y took over Alife in NYC to hold an exclusive listening session for his upcoming album “The Stoned Immaculate.” The event was hosted by Shaheem Reid and numerous guests were in attendance including Stalley, Shiest Bubz, Skyzoo, Audra The Rapper and Miss Info. Click through this slideshow to see exclusive photos from the night’s event. All photos by Bernard Smalls.