On Thursday, August 16, iHipHop Distribution celebrated their recent partnership with Neako and his LVLYSL Label at 247 Eldridge in New York. The event was hosted by Hana May and Alexandra Estevez and featured music from DJ Soul. All photos by Bernard Smalls.
On Saturday August 11, DC to BC hosted the Trillectro Festival, blending hip-hop and electronic music. There were performances from Flosstradamus, ScHoolboy Q, Casey Veggies, Oddisee, Phony Ppl, Flatbush Zombies, Asaad, and more. All photos by Lucas Farrar/Far Fetched Future.
Nipsey Hussle hit the stage at Santos Party House in NYC for a free show hosted by Lowkey and DJ Meka. Guests included LA, Young Lyxx, Dee Goodz, and Kris Kasanova. L.E.P. Bogus Boys gave a surprise performance by and A$AP Rocky made a surprise appearance. All photos by Bernard Smalls.
On the weekend of July 28th, A$AP Rocky, Snoop Dogg, and rocked the stage for the Catalpa Music Festival on Randall’s Island in NYC. The two-day festival included additional performances from araabMUZIK, Matisyahu, and Matt & Kim among others. All photos by Lucas Alvarado/Far Fetched Future.
This year marked the legendary The Rock Steady Crew’s 35th Anniversary. To celebrate, they threw a concert in Lincoln Park in Newark NJ. Crazy Legs, Popmaster Fabel, Redman, Mr Cheeks, Torae, Nitty Scott, Maffew Ragazino, TSA, Rasheed Chappell, Rah DIgga, Consequnece, DJ Evil Dee, DJ JS 1, and The Beatnuts were in attendance. All photos by Bernard Smalls.
To promote their new Xperia Ion phone, Sony hosted a free show at Bowery Ballroom in NYC on Monday, July 23 featuring performances from Fabolous, Asher Roth and Troy Ave. Special guests included Chase N Cash, Lloyd Banks and Ryan Leslie. All photos by Bernard Smalls.
On Sunday, July 22, B.o.B gave a secret show at Highline Ballroom sponsored by Myspace and Trojan. All photos by Bernard Smalls.
On Thursday, July 19, rapper Angel Haze had the release party for her EP “Reservations” at Santos Party House. The event was hosted by Meka and Low Key and featured a performance from Carrie Wilds. Guests included Mr. MFN eXquire, Chaz Van Queen, and Miss Ls. All photos by Lucas Alvarado/Far Fetched Future.
On Tuesday, July 10, MGK gave a performance at Rucker Park during the Entertainers Basketball Classic hosted by MC Hannibal. Guests included Maino, Fred The Godson, Bobby Trends Vado, Bun-B, DJ Webstarr. Photos by Lucas Alvarado/Far Fetched Future
On Thursday June 29, 2012, Joey Bada$$ invaded SOB’s for his first-ever NYC headlining performance. The crowd went crazy for Joey and the Pro Era crew as they performed cuts off “1999.” Click through this slideshow to see photos from this event. All photos by Lucas Alvarado/Far Fetched Future.
To celebrate NBA Rookie of the Year Kyrie Irving’s success in the NBA this year, Alife teamed up with Pepsi Max, the A$AP Mob, and French Montana for what should’ve been a crazy night. Unfortunately, Irving and the A$AP Mob were unable to attend. Chief Keef, however, came to the rescue and made a surprise performance. All photos by Bernard Smalls.
To celebrate the release of their album “Self Made Vol. 2,” Rick Ross’ Maybach Music Group set up a pop-up shop at Alife in NYC. Ross, Stalley, Meek Mill, Omarion, and Wale were all in attendance, signing albums and meeting fans. During the event, the group also performed a couple of tracks off the album. The event was sponsored by Ciroc and Reebok. All photos by Bernard Smalls.
Interscope’s newest signee, Chief Keef, graced the Sob’s stage for his first ever performance in NY on Monday, June 25th.The event was hosted by Low Key and Hustle Simmons with music being provided by DJ Meka, Vic Lloyd and special guest DJ Funkmaster Flex. Special guests on the bill included Money Team, Black Dave, Sean Falyon, Tim Vocals, and Young Giftz. All photos by Bernard Smalls.
Black Hippy/TDE member Ab-Soul took the stage at SOB’s on Thursday, June 21st for his first solo NYC show. The event was hosted by LowKey and featured performances from Kris Kasanova, Mike Jaggerr, Maffew Ragazino, and Joey Bada$$. 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.