The 6th Annual Peterpalooza was a night to remember! The star-studded event brought the biggest names in NYC Hip Hop + media together under one roof to celebrate the birthday of Hot 97 radio personality Peter Rosenberg. The Knockdown Center, on the border of two of New York’s most musical boroughs (Brooklyn + Queens), welcomed us with open arms, despite the line which curled around the block.
The night was kicked off by Hot 97’s own DJ JUANYTO, who was spinning nothing but hip hop classics mixed with new wave trap. Maryland’s own IDK (FKA Jay IDK) was the first to hit the stage in a white faced mask, that came off shortly after. IDK’s crowd interaction was on point as he quickly got everyone in the crowd singing along to the hit “The Plug“. Westside Gunn and Conway, the newest signee’s over at Shady Records, hit the stage next and showed not only why they got a deal, but how hard Buffalo, NY outs on. Pro Era mates, and Brooklyn natives Kirk Knight and Nyck Caution (NYCK @ KNIGHT) followed with a performance very reminiscent of ATLiens, Outkast. The duo performed material from their new tape, NYCK @ KNIGHT, and brought out their Pro Era brother/ the All Amerikkkan Badass, Joey Badass (and CJ Fly) who performed the hit “DEVASTATED“.Up next was Harlem’s very own, Dave East, who the crowd was amped for. East played hits from his latest tape, Kairi Chanel (titled after his daughter) including the fan favorite, Type of Time, and premiered his new song with Chris Brown, titled Perfect. Suprise performances were made by both Vic Vensa and The Kid Daytona who both rocked the stage and to whom the crowd showed hella love to.
Finally, ASAP Ferg hit the stage with a performance that’s going down in the books. ALL of ASAP MOB came to rock out (with the exception of Rocky), and they tore the house down, literally. lol
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