Fool’s Gold Day Off – 9.1.14

It’s amazing to see Fool’s Gold Records blow up over the last few years. I’ve know Nick Catchdubs for many years and A-Trak has hired me before and both those dudes are really nice guys and it’s so cool to see their label grow. They have come a long way since their first anniversary party and I am sure they are gonna keep killing it in the years to come.

This year they are throwing five “Fool’s Gold Day Off” parties across the country (and Canadia!) and the first one happened yesterday. French Montana and Araabmuzik headlined and unfortunately I missed them because I decided it would be a good idea to not eat food and drink only Red Bull and coffee all day. Midway through Danny Brown’s set I started shaking and thought I was gonna pass out. Whoops.

That being said, I did shoot a ton of stuff. When I got there B.I.C. were just finishing and Black Dave was up next and he brought out Smoke DZA. Shortly after World’s Fair went on and I fucking love those guys. I actually first saw them at the LAST Day Off and they fucking killed it. I got to see em again at the Mishka 10 Year Anniversary party and once again they fucked shit up. Plus one of the dudes is a fan of my photography so they get extra points for that. They are entertaining as fuck and shot their entire set so there are a TON of photos of them in this gallery.

After they played A-Trak DJ’d and brought out Cam’Ron as a surprise and then Just Blaze surprised him by coming out during Cam’s mini set. It was actually pretty great. Those guys hated each other for years and finally came back together to work on Dipshits with A-Trak and they looked so happy to see each other on stage and it was honestly a really great moment. Damon Dash came during his set as well. I’m not a huge Dipset fan by any means but it one of the best sets I’ve seen since SXSW probably. A-Trak also brought out Remy Ma and she did her verse from MOP’s Ante Up which was amazing. Makonnen was next and A$AP Nast ended the set.

Next up with Danny Brown who I have photographed a ton of times including one of his first NYC shows and his infamous Gathering of the Juggalos performance. I love that dude and I actually listened to Old right before I left my house for the Day Off. One of my biggest regrets is that I didn’t try harder to direct a video for him when Catchdubs pitched me the idea. I’ve never actually directed a video so I said yes but never really followed up.

During his set I started feeling really sick so I went back stage for a minute to chill out. Shit didn’t get any better so I decided I should probably leave. As I was walking out The Lox went on so I shot a few photos of them and ran into Brenmar on the way out so at least I got a shot of him. I completely missed Araabmusik (although I’ve seen him before) and French Montanta (him too) but I heard French Montana brought out Travi$ Scott so I missed that shit as well.

Yeah, this is getting really long so maybe I shouldn’t have taken that extra espresso shot but there are a lot of nice shots so go look at them. And again, congrats to everyone at Fool’s Gold. Hopefully I will catch the last Day Off in December in Miami. I’ll be out there…

Now click here to see all the pictures from the NYC Fool’s Gold Day Off at 50 Kent!

Dipshits - Dame Dash, A-Trak & Killa Cam

World's Fair

A-Trak & Dave 1 Selfie

Cam'Ron & Just Blaze

Black Dave

Remy Ma

Danny Brown

World's Fair's Nigel Nasty

Cunt Mafia



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