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Village Voice: “House Party: Where New Talent Keeps NYC Hip-Hop On Its Toes”

February 24, 2015 11:18 am

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Launched in April, House Party NYC at Webster Hall has quickly established itself as the premier urban cultural event in NYC, and has built a reputation beyond the city and even abroad as the epicenter of what’s hot in hip-hop music.

The Village Voice: “What do the leading artists in 2015’s rising class of hip-hop talent have in common? How are Vic Mensa and his house-inflected hit “Down on My Luck” connected to Tinashe and her luxe anthem “2 On,” or the moody revivalism of Joey Bada$$ with Rae Sremmurd’s anarchic, weirdo ecstasies? You don’t need a thinkpiece to figure out the answer: They’ve all played Webster Hall’s House Party, helping to break their records to a New York City crowd while cementing the venue’s weekly dance party as the spot for hip-hop fans to catch the next wave of stars before everyone else gets a piece of them.

Read the full Village Voice feature, written by Corey Beasley, After the Jump.