For a quick recap of the night, the good folks at Sundree TV and Farrington G put together this lil clip recapping the performances. Some very good times were had by those in attendance and without a doubt watching the wait for the next DWMS that much more painful. Stay tuned here we’ll be sure to let you know soon as the next event comes together.
If you were at DWMS2 on Saturday this will all be familiar to you. It was a night of raw, underground rap. No radio friendly joints here, just straight street anthems and the type of noise most people in your liberal arts college wouldn’t approve of. Mista Whoa got the night started with some strong genre-crossing sounds.
Afterward Young Gleesh laced us with a very rare, high energy performance with the audience reaction for Skrong being one of the highlights. GrandeMarshall (Fool’s Gold) continued on the high energy rap theme delivering a 20 minute set before Farrington G set things up for Tommy Kruise. Seeing Ghost in the Shell visuals flashing as Tommy Kruise put together a seamless trap opus almost brought a tear to my eye. Geng Grizzly closed out the night with an incredible set himself that I can only describe as post-apocalyptic bunker music (Gucci deservedly got alot of shine)
Salute to everyone I saw there and to all the new people I met. Shoutout Mista Whoa and Tommy for being fantastic human beings , Note D for the trippy visuals and Geng Grizzly for putting it all together.
More photos after the jump
Last night was the opening reception for photographer Jonathan Mannion’s exhibition at Milk Studios ‘Rough around the Edges’. The photos from the show were all shot on the now discontinued Poloroid 665 Film and Poloroid 195 land camera. Printing with the Polaroid 665 film includes the a negative which gives off the the appearances of “rough edges” on each shot. This was aesthetic that Jonathan loved and the collection of street photography and portraits of some of the biggest names in hip-hop of the last twenty years.
RROUGH AROUND THE EDGES: the 665 Polaroid Work of Jonathan Mannion runs at Milk Studios Gallery through to July 7th.
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Join myself and some of New York’s finest this coming Sunday for the Everyday People brunch upstairs at The DL (95 Delancey St). I’m proud to be guest hosting this week’s iteration and would love to see some of your beautiful faces there. Expect a stylish crowd, fantastic food by Chef Roblé and lots of dancing to cap off the weekend.
For those who’d like to have food, buffet brunch and unlimited mimosas will be served until 3PM for $30. If you’d like to join just for the party, we’ll be turning up to audio by DJ Moma around 4PM.
NO RSVP list but brunch reservations for large parties (6 or more people) and table reservations are accepted at firstname.lastname@example.org until Saturday 6PM.
Market Market is a shopping festival where rare archival pieces from the past 7-8 will be available for purchase. I went to the first Market Market and spent way too much money , but the experience was incredible. Seeing rare pieces dating back several years from all the CdG sub-lines was a pleasure all on it’s own. The fact that everything is 70% off or more is just icing on the cake. Do not miss this if you are in New York. The sale will be open to the public from May 10th to the 13th and will be located at 127 W 30th Street. This is guaranteed to be worthwhile pilgrimage for Comme devotees.
Let us know what you end up buying in the comments section.
New York based White Gallery is playing a couple shows coming up. Through my friends in the band I’ve had the opportunity to preview tracks from their upcoming EP and I can’t wait to see them live for the first time. Their sound is difficult to describe but as soon as I heard ‘Twisted Summer’ for the first time, I knew this band was doing something special. White Gallery pays homage from pop music of the past but the band does not feel nostalgic. Brooding but also melodic, this is music you can make out to, dance to, or listen to with close friends on cross-country roadtrips.
On Monday, April 8th, White Gallery will be playing a show at Ella on Avenue A as part of a bill put together by Wax Poetics. If you can’t make it that show will also be web-streamed.
They will also be playing this Saturday with Light Asylum at Steel Drums (35 Beadel St Brooklyn) with DJ sets from from DJs Frankie Teardrop (Wierd), Jane Pain (Wierd), Ciarra Black, Teamphil.
I’ll be at both shows snapping photos and taking it all in. You can check out their music before hand on the band’s soundcloud.
Check this short teaser from the band.
Geng Grizzly and Mista Whoa
Ill Visuals in the DJ Booth
I took a couple snaps from the Devil Want My Soul Party DJed by none other than Geng Grizzly and Mista Whoa. Really incredible vibe and it was nice to get a room full of people who really knew rap, instead of people who just pretend to (you know who you are). It was one of the most memorable nights for me thus far this year. The ESPN Highlight of the Night was the performance by Atlanta’s own ‘Beautiful Pimp’ Rome Fortune.
Look out for another party with the camp soon. In other news I’ll be appearing on-air tomorrow night (Thursday, Mar 21) on Fresh Out the Box Radio. You can tune in on BBOX Radio. The show goes from 7:30 to 9:30PM and as always expect hijinks and great new rap.
Photos by Rocky Li
It’s Sunday morning and there’s a good chance you’re hungover right now and the furthest thing on your mind is partying. That being said, you have plenty of time left to recover for this event. Third Looks is hosting the party, trap music is the soundtrack. Come listen to the homies Geng Grizzly and Mista Woah at the rare Cocktail Bodega location right in LES. All other pertinent details on the flyer.
Nothing sets the Holiday mood like open bar and Chinese restaurants. The snaps are from the VFILES Holiday party which took place on Monday night. It was tons of fun celebrating with everyone who works so hard behind the scenes to keep VFILES humming along.
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