“What the f*ck are you doing here?” must have been the most repeated phrase of the night, usually followed by an “oh sh*t” and an appreciative pound or hug. On a night when many of the music industry’s elite were hopping red eye’s to California for the 53rd Grammy Awards, New York’s Tammany Hall was like a family reunion for hip-hop’s true school disciples.
The occasion? The first Beat*Society producer showcase in New York in almost six years. The producers exhibition featured Don Cannon, !llmind, Khrysis, Buckwild, Nottz and DJ Revolution on their laptops and Maschines showing off unreleased beats, remixes and sample flips. DJ Evil Dee was on the 1s and 2s warming up the capacity crowd which included Hot 97s DJ Enuff, Peter Rosenberg, Sha Money XL, Oddisee, RSonist, Chace Infinite and Vibe magazines Datwon Thomas.
Hosted by SAO and Stef Tataz (congrats on the little one!) the night also included performances by Danny Brown, Malcolm and Martin, Muhsinah, Skyzoo and Rah Digga.
But to truly appreciate how special the night was you need only this one quote from DJ Enuff, who easily could have walked in the building on name recognition alone: “I paid my $15 to get in! Cuz I support ya’ll!”
Keep checking this post as Nodfactor.com updates with videos from the night.
Remix round of Mos Def’s “History”
Sample flip round…
Wrap-Up Footage courtesy of MainePoint1