On a fitting foggy 4/20 night, Siren Sounds and doNYC put together some of New York’s hottest up and coming hip-hop acts. 1 Percent provided everyone at Baby’s All Right with a free goodie bag containing rolling papers and matches for the night’s festivities.
Nigerian rapper Kahli Abdu & DC production duo VHS Safari started off the night with their dance inspired rap. VHS provided the drums, bass, synths and some pre-recorded tracks as the base for Abdu’s rapping.
Next up was Topaz Jones. The 21 year old Montclair, NJ native really got the things going as he rapped over his DJ’s beats. By this time the place was really starting to fill up.
My personal favorite act of the night was Weekend Money. These guys, promoting “art shit and artists,” are about to release their debut album, Naked City. The energy in the room was amazing. They really picked it up, big time!
Queen’s, NY Heems headlined the night. He showed his own visuals prior to the start of the show. The crowd grew restless watching the faux facial cleanser infomercial over and over. After a slight delay, possibly from some 420 activities, Heems took the stage. Dressed in clothes he designed himself, he rocked the house. While it was not the tightest set production-wise, the crowd really didn’t seem to mind.
Article by: Michael DiGiovanni