On Thursday October 23, 2014 the 7th Annual CMJ Takeover took place at Manhattan’s Highline Ballroom. iHipHop.com was on-hand as a sponsor of the night’s event, which featured performances by Joey Bada$$ & Pro Era, Smoke DZA (along with members of R.F.C.), Cozz, SD, Raz Fresco, DP and more. Click through this slideshow to see photos of the nights events. All photos by Lauren Gesswein. Copyright 2014 Triumph Media Holdings, Inc.
On August 13, 2014, Chief Keef took over The Attic in Hollywood, California to celebrate his 19th birthday. The event was hosted by Taz Arnold of TI$A and featured music by DJ Carisma. As Adrienne Samuels Gibbs of The Chicago Sun-Times reported, the event did not quite go off without a hitch as there were several altercations between Keef, his crew, and reported gang members. Nevertheless, the rowdy crowd overcame this and enjoyed the night. Click through this slideshow to see photos from that night’s events. All photos by Kyle Stuart.
On June 26, 2014, the fourth annual Electric Forest Festival kicked off in Rothbury, Michigan. The Festival hosted a wide array of talented performers ranging from MCs, to electronic DJs, to jam bands, in a glowing environment. iHipHop was on-hand and captured some memorable moments from this year’s Festival including Lauryn Hill’s performance with The String Cheese Incident, as well as performances from ScHoolboy Q, Aloe Blacc, Stephen Marley, Classixx, Cherub, K Theory, MK, and more. Click through this slideshow to see photos from Electric Forest. All photos by Kyle Stuart.
On Wednesday June 18, 2014, Chicago’s SD took the stage at the Marlin Room in New York City’s Webster Hall. SD, who is currently working on his debut album, “Truly Blessed,” made quite the impact during his NYC concert. The show also featured performances from Smoke DZA & RFC, Fame School, Sky Lex, Spazztazzz, Youngin, Jimmy Shine, and Jay Critch. The event was hosted by LowKey and Juju, with music by DJ GETLIVE! and Chiinky. Click through this slideshow to see exclusive photos from the event. All photos by Lucas Farrar / Far Fetched Future. Copyright 2014 Triumph Media Holdings, Inc. Purchase SD’s new single “Loyalty” on iTunes.
On Wednesday June 4, 2014, Tech N9ne tore down the House of Blues in Los Angeles, Califronia. Tech was joined by Strange Music brethren Krizz Kaliko, as well as Freddie Gibbs, Jarren Benton & Psych Ward Druggie. Click through this slideshow to check out exclusive photos from this event. All photos by Kyle Stuart.