Last night was the third night of the four night local hip hop festival, Epic Fest. Titled The Twerk Shop and held in the hot – very hot – like 1,000 degrees hot – Kingdom in Shockoe Bottom. The night was to feature J Roddy Rod as the headlining act BUT unfortunately, for J. Roddy Rod (and his fans), he was detained by those who protect and serve us. However, the night morphed into a special night for one of my favorite RVA aritst, Artik Phreeze (cover photo) tore the stage down.
In addition to Phreeze, I was able to see some regional artist that are on the grind and I either hadn’t photographed before or not in a long time. I was very impressed with up and coming artist Prezi Smith and Ver$ace Chachi. I’ve never seen the homie Fatzo perform before but he held it down. So did Doe the Paperboy, Streetz Deep & DollaGang360, and Rich P.
Fatzo and Baby Jay