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Panorama NYC Day Three: Flatbush Zombies, SZA, Run The Jewels & A$AP Rocky End The Weekend On A High Note

People still packed in for the headliners and the mosh pits were still death traps, but for the most part people were taking their time and enjoying the final hours of what had been an epic weekend.

For those who survived to see the last day of Panorama NYC, their reward came in the form of slightly smaller crowds and slightly cooler weather. Gone were the days of spending 20 minutes in security lines and searching for the vendor with the best tacos. These fans were seasoned vets who'd earned their stripes over the craziness of the past two days.

People still packed in for the headliners and the mosh pits were still death traps, but for the most part people were taking their time and enjoying the final hours of what had been an epic weekend.

Here's our recap of day three:

Flatbush Zombies

It's Day 3 of #PanoramaNYC and Flatbush Zombies is in the house ?

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Meechy Darko, Zombie Juice and Erick Arc Elliott make up the Flatbush Zombies, distinctive rappers with sick flows straight out of BK. The trio moved about three long, table-like platforms on top of the stage jumping and spitting bars from 3001: A Laced Odessy and Clockwork Indigo EP. Meechy Darko couldn't seem to stay on the stage, and kept running through the crowd to turn up with the Zombie fans. Joey Bada$$ joined the group on stage to perform their song "Did U Ever Think."

SZA

"Come and see me for once..." #twoAM @justsza #PanoramaNYC

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In gray shorts and a Pinky and The Brain t-shirt, SZA kept it casual, allowing her beautiful voice to be the star of the show. She glided across the stage, feeling the beat to the bone. She even reached back to her time as a dancer with the American Ballet Theatre and threw in a few leaps and kicks. The TDE songstress remarked on the violence that has occurred this summer and expressed the importance of giving and receiving love. Aside from delivering crowd favorites such as "Child's Play," SZA also performed a cover of Musiq Soulchild's "Just Friends" and sang "Happy Birthday" to her mother, whose birthday was Saturday (July 24).

Run The Jewels

Killer Mike and EL-P let it be known that they came to "burn this stage to the f**kin' ground," and they kept that promise, spitting fire musically and politically. With enormous inflatables of the pistol and fist floating above, the duo ran through classics like "Run The Jewels" and "Blockbuster Night Part 1." They also brought all of their family and friends who came to the show, including South Sudanese super model Nyamuoch Girwath who recently landed a campaign with adidas, out on the stage to thank them for their love and support.

"Film the police. Always" @killermike #RunTheJewels #PanoramaNYC

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Killer Mike, who has been very vocal with his outrage about police brutality and systematic racism, gave a shout out to Bernie Sanders and joined the crowd in chanting "F**k Trump." EL-P dedicated their song "Lie, Cheat, Steal" to all the "sh*t-eating politicians." Also during their performance of "Early," Killer Mike encouraged the crowd to make their friendship circles as diverse as the crowd around them, which was filled with rap lovers of all colors and ages.

A$AP Rocky

"Mosh pit, mosh pit, mosh pit..." the A$AP mob chanted as they stalked around the stage. The crowd joined their chant pushing each other to the front gate, throwing water everywhere and jumping on each other just for the hell of it. Lord Pretty Flacko Joyde started off the set on top of a 10-foot stage on top of the stage. With the stage completely lit and smoke cannons firing in front, Rocky's silhouette looked ghost-like. The Harlem native gave his all for the NYC crowd, and fans spit that passion back word for word.

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Joyner Lucas Blames Juice WRLD’s Death On Rappers Who Glorify Drug Use

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Lucas added, “[I’m] blaming [ya’ll] n**gaz for this s**t. All that lean and pills n**gaz glorify and talk about. You teaching the kids to do it. Smh you happy now? RIP @JuiceWorlddd. Gone too soon.”

Juice wrld was 21. He was a product of our generation of rappers who glorified drugs and made it cool. Im blaming Yal niggaz for this shit. 🤦🏽‍♂️ all that lean and pills niggaz glorify and talk about. You teaching the kids to do it. Smh you happy now?Rip @JuiceWorlddd. Gone too soon

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Rip young legend... To my generation, we gotta be accountable for the shit we glorify. Difference between juice & other niggaz is juice wasn’t proud of it. he talked about being ashamed of using. That’s art. I’m not mad at it. I’m mad hip hop for steering him in that direction. pic.twitter.com/MzYCAsCg7a

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