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New York, N.Y. -- Following the success of their sold-out
, DJ Booth's latest showcase, co-presented by
Move Forward Music
, hit New York City club
last Wendesday featuring headliner,
, with support from
and numerous special guests. The night was a celebration of good music, good times and of course, an overwhelming love of hip-hop.
To start the night off Brooklyn emcee Sene got things warned up by performing cuts off his latest mixtape,
, most notably
with fellow BK emcee
emcee was met with a large reception and he was not the first surprise guest to show up to the stage.
stepped up the stage next, and with a dramatic anime background playing behind him, he managed to elevate the crowd to a higher level than Sene had already left it. P.SO also brought aptly named fellow rapper,
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to the stage to perform
, but P.SO wasn't finished yet and brought
to rock with him and Daily to perform
Get On Down
Next Kooley High took the stage and it was immediately evident that they had an enormous stage presence. The North Carolina crew performed cuts off their just-released project,
, and the crowd moved with them and participated on each song. Fellow NC emcee
, was brought on to help them with a few cuts, including crowd-pleasers
, a return to the old days of classic group rap, Kooley High is a breath of fresh air and the buzz surrounding them is well founded.
Kooley High Performs
The man of the hour was
creator Phil Adé, who took the stage with a live band named
The Black Alley
(is there anything better than live hip-hop?). With lead singer
gloriously singing backup, Phil Ade, who was charismatic and mature on stage, held the set down gracefully and more than brought the collected crowd to their feet. Performing his hard hitting cuts such as
Toast 2 Life
, Adé delivered a freshly unique hip-hop sound and a magnificent voice was added to the NYC air that night.
The headliner Phil Adé closes the showcase
Thanks to everyone who made the night such a success and be sure to keep it locked for details about DJBooth's next showcase.