I got the chance and privilege to attend my home girl Niyah Nel’s 2nd Annual EDL HipHop Festival this year. With well over 300 people in attendance, I can not EVEN begin to express how proud I am of this young lady. I’ve know her and watched her build up to this great platform since she was 19 years old!
Games, food, music, beer, and location courtesy of O’Connor’s Brewing in Norfolk, and of course HIPHOP. CULTURE. ART. UNITY. LOVE. I had a great time and watched my client DJ Havoc take the DJ Battle win, my photographer Alter Shiino capture the best event moments as only he can, and my right hand and friend Leann Taylor The Antique Soul be a mompreneuer and network her tail off with baby Leilani on hip.
Recently, a Z104 personality made some pretty racy comments about the Pusha T concert in Norfolk that sparked a HUGE backlash against the station and its annual Shaggfest event, the main response being bad business ways and the vulture culture antics of the station. Basically pilfering and using the local HipHop culture and talent for their own selfish gain.
NOW…we have a festival we can attend and build that’s all our own created by one of our own. Make sure you follow Niyah and the Everday Dope Life platform and MAKE SURE YOU ARE IN ATTENDANCE NEXT YEAR!!