On Saturday night (November 28) more than twenty bands gathered on Ludlow Street in Manhattan to play Hex-Fest. Among the highlights were the sloppy yet spirited Brooklyn hip hop duo Das Racist (pictured above) and Williamsburg neighbors Apache Beat and Wild Yaks.
The event was held to raise funds for Invisible Children a non-profit helping children and families that have been affected by the wars of Northern Uganda.
Vince Staples is hardly the ingratiating type. “Don’t shake my hands unless you passing payment,” instructs the redoubtable young’un on “C.M.B.,” a paean to ruthlessly mercenary, Randian capitalism. “Keep your salutation / I need my 40 acres.” This ice-grilling Left Coaster is more Mack 10 than Myka 9, a verbal marksman who refuses to placate… More »