Words By Jesse H. | @JHagen34
Last week was NYC’s CMJ Music Marathon, and for Hip-Hop heads, Thursday and Friday nights sure felt like a fitting culmination of the week’s madness. On Friday, a cameraman (incomparable 5D-operator Sam Shirreff) and I dusted off our boots for Mass Appeal’s CMJ Takeover Event. Alchemist, Action Bronson, Prodigy, Asher Roth and Large Professor performed at the Gramercy Theatre, which is sneakily expansive, boasting an intricate system of backstage hallways and rooms.
We’re still editing some on-stage footage for your viewing pleasure, but in the meantime, you can peep a Large Pro freestyle below, dropped over a nifty sample flip of the Live at the Apollo version of “I’ll Go Crazy,” courtesy of Extra P’s DJ, Audible Doctor.