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$AP Illz, and more. Also on hand were Black Dave and Kyle Rapps. Click through this slideshow to see photos from that night’s event. All photos by Andrew Wheeler.
On January 31, 2013, Atlanta sensation Trinidad James headlined Hot 97′s Who’s Next Live at New York’s SOB’s. The show was hosted by Peter Rosenberg and Shani Kulture and also included performances from Vinny Cha$e, Danse, and SNL (Shaq N Livin). All photos by Bernard Smalls.
Rockie Fresh has had quite the eventful week. As a precursor to the release of his highly-anticiapted mixtape, “Electric HIghway,” Rockie held an exclusive audio-visual event entitled “Electric Highway 3D Visual Listening Experience” at SoHo’s Landmark Sunshine Cinemas. The Visual Experience was hosted by Shaheem Reid and was attended by Diggy Simmons, Vashtie, Chuck Creekmur ,r.O.b and took place on Thursday January 18th. Rockie then headlined New York’s SOBs on January 23rd to celebrate the release of “Electric Highway.” Sir Michael Rocks, Lunice and Sasha Go Hard also performed at that night’s event. If you haven’t already, you can download “Electric Highway” in our mixtape section on the homepage. 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.
From October 11th to the the 13th the annual A3C Hip-Hop Festival took place in Atlanta, GA. The festivities included performances from Big Boi, Raekwon, Freeway, 9th Wonder, Kirko Bangz, Nipsey Hussle and more. All photos taken by Bernard Smalls.
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.
iHipHop Distribution and A3C proudly present the Behind The Scenes footage from the filming of “Victory” by OCD: Moosh & Twist. iHipHop was on-hand in Philadelphia, PA to catch Moosh & Twist as they filmed the music video for the first single from “A3C Volume 2″ in their former middle school.
“A3C Volume 2″ will be available on iTunes on October 16, 2012
On September 1st to 2nd, 2012, Rock The Bells took over the PNC Arts Center in Holmdel, New Jersey. The staged was blessed with performances from Nas, DMX, Bone Thugs N Harmony, Jadakiss, Method Man & Redman, Ice Cube, J. Cole, Common, Slaughterhouse, Curren$y, 2 Chainz, Tyga, and many more. All photos by Bernard Smalls.