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 31, 2012, Ryan Leslie gave a performance at Converse Rubber Tracks in Brooklyn, NY for “Step Into The Black,” an event hosted by Fader and Captain Morgan Black Spiced Rum. Nick Catchdubs provided DJ sets for the night. Click through this slideshow to see exclusive photos from the event. All photos by Bernard Smalls.
On Wednesday May 30, 2012, Travis Porter, the trio from Decatur, Georgia, held the release party for their debut album, “From Day 1″ at Greenhouse in New York City. The event featured guest performances from Elle Varner and Da Youngfellaz. Valerie Lora, DJ Self and Kazeem Famuyide were among the guests in attendance. DJ Sanity provided the opening set while Big Ben held it down for the remainder of the night. Click through this slideshow to see exclusive photos from the event. All photos by Bernard Smalls.
On Wednesday May 23, 2012, 1982, the producer/MC duo of Statik Selektah and Termanology, held a listening party for their new album “2012.” The event was hosted by Bun B and featured guest performances from Lil Fame and REKS.. Statik and Sammy Needlz kept the records spinning throughout the night, while the MCs took the stage. Click through this slideshow to see exclusive photos from the event. All photos by Bernard Smalls.
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 Tuesday May 15, 2012, Big K.R.I.T. held an exclusive listening session for his forthcoming debut album, “Live From The Underground.” The event took place at Fight Klub Studios in NYC. Click through this slideshow to see exclusive photos from this intimate event. All photos by Bernard Smalls.
This year’s Internet Week kicked off on Monday May 14, 2012 and to celebrate, Mass Appeal and LastFM hosted an official first night after party at the Tribeca Grand in NYC. Internet Week New York is a week-long festival celebrating NYC’s thriving internet industry and it is now in its fifth year of operation. The event featured performances from Mr. Muthaf*ckin eXquire, Rye Rye, and Blaqstarr, and also included DJ sets by Blue Jemz and Dirtyfinger. Click through to see photos from this exclusive event. All photos by Lucas Alvarado / Far Fetched Future.
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.
This chick is not an average cali-girl. She’s been the lead lady in a few videos, including J. Cole’s “Nobody’s Perfect,” Justin Bieber’s “Boyfriend,” Musiq Soulchild’s “Anything” and Kid Ink’s “Time of Your Life.” She’s also an artist currently working with No I.D. and trying to get in films as well. Seesh… A girl this dope might be all over the map soon, wouldn’t mind being her toy friend!
Tisha Marie is not your regular girl, she has brains (bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Oklahoma) and beauty, featured on the cover of Playboy, the February 2011 Playmate has become one of the most hotly requested models in the industry. She has done a few things besides Playboy including playing in the Lingerie Football League, fitness modeling, and a video vixen.
On Wednesday May 2, 2012, Rick Ross filled the conference room at the Eventi Hotel in midtown Manhattan to hold a press conference and make some major announcements on behalf of Maybach Music. Rick and Diddy first announced that French Montana’s album, “Excuse My French,” will drop on July 17th. French’s next single will reportedly feature Rick Ross, Drake & Lil Wayne. It was also announced that Meek Mill’s upcoming mixtape, “Dreamchaser 2″ will drop on May 7th and be followed by his debut album, “Dreams & Nightmares” on August 28th. Rozay also announced that the MMG compilation “Self Made v.2,” will drop June 26th and then announced that his next solo album “God Forgives, I Don’t Will” hit shelves July 31st. After weeks of speculations, Ross also announced the latest signee to MMG – Omarion. This needless to say announcement came as a surprise to most. Click through and check out all the photos from the MMG press conference. All photos by Bernard Smalls.
On Saturday April 28, 2012, EA Sports partnered with Virgin Gaming to celebrate the success of FIFA 12, Madden 12 and NHL 12 by hosting a tournament for dedicated gamers at Terminal 5 in New York City. The tournament was hosted by Gerard “HipHop Gamer” Williams. Following the tournament, Jadakiss and Just Blaze took the stage for a set of special live performances. Click through this exclusive slideshow to take a look at all of the action. All photos by Bernard Smalls.