Humble Family Records Live at Webster Hall

Backstage in the green room at Webster Hall Photo credit: Harry Fleury

On June 15th, Humble Family Records presented a full night of hip hop music with high energy and great performances by Humble Family & Friends. Every group of performers came to the stage to show up and show out, most having an entourage on stage that hyped up the crowd in major ways. The talent was consistent and the energy remained high for the entire night, from the performers to the fans. It was clear that the legendary Webster Hall was the perfect setting for these artists to showcase their talent.

The headliners of the night, Humble Mari & Humble Alvin of Humble Family, delivered an incredible performance with the whole crowd singing along to the words of their songs. They’ve taken the stage with the likes of PNB Rock at Chance Theater and kept the momentum going this June with their own headlining show at the legendary Webster Hall in New York City.

A packed house at Webster Hall for Humble Records Concert

Humble Family’s Key ensuring the night went smoothly Photo credit: Harry Fleury

Humble Family has consistently putting out records, along with visuals.

 

Be sure to check out their latest music video “Tables Turn,” which dropped last month, on Youtube, as well as their previous release, “My Type.” Both videos were directed by Picaso. Humble Family makes fun music with catchy lyrics that their fans have clearly all have a blast singing along to.

 

You can support the Humble Family Records artists on Instagram: @Humble_Alvin & @Humble_Mari and stay tuned for their new music and upcoming shows.

 

“If it’s not here, it’s not hot. This is what’s hot in hip hop!” 

 

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Hannibull World Presents First Ever Film Review Comedy Show

 

Two childhood friends from Brooklyn, NYC Hannibull and Ayana “YaYa” Ellis, have found a niche by bringing together their parallel lives in entertainment, as a rapper and the other as a six time author by creating Quiet On The Set (The Bull And YaYa Show). A barred commentary on everyone’s favorite films, tv shows, and scenes the two have taken the media world by storm.   Their next initiative, Film Review Comedy Show, will be taking place June 20, 2017 at the  Raleigh Studios located in the heart of Hollywood. Red Carpet starts @ 7PM with invitees including Michael Blackson (Comedian), Tika Sumpter (Actress), Alice MacDonald (Actress),  and Kristen West (Reality Star).  Attendees will be treated to sets from Melissa Strong, Juhahn Jones, Kamra White, and Davell Taylor.

 

 

 

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Sing for Hope by The Bronx Photo League

I recently made my way out for Sing for Hope in Joyce Kilmer Park on 161st and the Grand Concourse, where I had the pleasure of chatting it up with Trevon Blondet, who grew up in this very neighborhood and is now taking the opportunity to tell the story of the neighborhood that he holds so dear to his heart through photography, along with members of The Bronx Photo League.

When you see the finished product, you may never know all the work that went into creating the final masterpiece that currently resides in the park. 40 portraits started it all, which then grew to 80 portraits, which were put into a book. These were the images used for the Sing for Hope piano. From there, Blondet went on to strategize how to place the portraits in the most advantageous ways. He explained, “I didn’t want to highlight a specific photo.” Starting from the back of the piano, the safest place because it’s the least exposed, he began to lay the groundwork for

Trevon Blondett pictured with volunteers

the tiling of the portraits. He measured everything out and came up with a plan of 3.5, 4.5, & 8.5 prints to cover the piano canvas over the different spaces. Laser jet prints were printed then applied with Mod Podge and finally glossed to bring back the vitality of the photos.

Aside from the very obvious technical focus to create a successful piece, Blondet clearly put as much of his heart into it as he did his mind. “I grew up here, Concourse Village…The Bronx is a great place to live and so I want to show other people, the products from all those people that grew up here,” Blondet shared.

During my visit, I also had the pleasure of speaking to Canaan Parker who sat down at the piano to play his interpretation of the images conveyed. Parker’s father was a resident

Kfhox with Canaan Parker

of the neighborhood and he shared some of his very personal memories of taking his father, who was wheelchair bound to various places in the area. Parker, who now resides on the lower west side of Manhattan, lit up talking about his cherished memories of his father who lived right on the Grand Concourse directly across from the piano. He was equally joyous as he shared his experience at the piano. He was so moved by the energy that the images portrayed and his playing reflected that.

The Bronx Photo League‘s piano will be in the park until June 26th. Trevon has invited everyone to come take a photo or video of you at the piano and tag him in the photo/video. His Instagram is @blackblondimages and you can find him as Trevon Blondet on Facebook.

“If it’s not here, it’s not hot. This is what’s hot in hip hop.” 

 

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