Last night, NYC was treated to a hip-hop nostalgic treat! Super producer DJ Premier and hip-hop vet Bumpy Knuckles (known to those who remember his work in the late 80s/early 90s as Freddie Foxxx) hosted their album release party/concert at the Highline Ballroom for their collaborative album The Kolexxxion.
The show, which went well into 1AM, was hosted by none other than Flavor Flav, who in between bridging the acts together announced a new Public Enemy album in the works.
The staged featured a mix of new faces with 90s hip-hop influence (Justo, NYGz, and Sean Penn rocked their sets) and old school hip-hop vets showing that they’re still here—and definitely still got it! The staged was filled with the likes of legends Grandmaster Flash, DJ Kool Herc, female MC Sweet Tee, The Cold Crush Brothers, Eric B., O.C., Heather B, MOP (rocking the crowd as always with their anthem “Ante Up”), and a crowd raising appearance from Lord Finnesse. Naughty By Nature came through to close the show out, ending a night filled with great memories from the golden era of hip-hop.—Keenan Higgins
Check out our gallery from the once in a lifetime event, and make sure to pick up DJ Premier & Bumpy Knuckles’s new album The Kolexxxion, as it’s available today!