On Sunday, August 19, 2018, WWE Summerslam will take place at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. Two days before that event takes place, rappers Open Mike Eagle, Mega Ran, and TRØN & DVD performed a Summerslam kickoff show at Zone One at Elsewhere in the same borough. The kickoff show featured attire of wrestlers both old and new, rap songs about wrestling and wrestlers, plus a working Sega Dreamcast for audience members to play video games.
Open Mike Eagle
On Monday, February 5, 2018, the tour featuring WHY? and Open Mike Eagle came to Music Hall of Williamsburg in Brooklyn, NY.
I shot the show for BrooklynVegan and the full gallery is now available here.
On Tuesday, September 26, 2017, Los Angeles rapper, Open Mike Eagle's current tour called "The Tour of the Robert Taylor Homes Tour" arrived in Brooklyn for a sold out show at Knitting Factory. There were opening sets from Sammus and Scallops Hotel (a.k.a. milo), and a surprise appearance from Hannibal Buress*. I shot the concert for The Photo Ladies and a full gallery is now available there here.
*Sadly, I did not get any images of Hannibal's performance. He stood in the dark and it was pretty impossible to do so.
I was lucky enough to spend some time with two rappers I've been following for a while: Jean Grae and Mike Eagle. For the feature on Impose, we had lunch and spent some time in two bars in north Brooklyn that I enjoy: Turkey's Nest and Barcade.
More images from the day can be found here on Impose. Thanks so much to both artists for being so cool and game for me following them around and taking pictures of them for a couple of hours.