Tuesday, August 13, 2013

The Do-Over! Party Time....)

Hey Ya'll , happy Freakin Monday (Ok its Tuesday now...Sorry this is a day late but I've been traveling and blogging on your phone sucks). Well anyway.....I'm happy the sun came out and blessed us a lil' bit today, cuz that early gloom was making Monday a lil tuff..  Even after coming off one of the most fun Sundays in recent memory.  I'm happy I can still reminisce about it.  Yesterday, Me and my boy's Big Doxx and Trizz rolled out to this wildly popular outdoor party called the #Do-Over.  It has pretty much reach "Do not Miss" status. Last year it was in BK, but this year they brought it to the Beekman Beer Garden at South Street Seaport.  It was definitely a great time.  With tons of sun, hot Girls and Guys, sick DJ's on the 1's and 2's, unlimited  beer and Spirits, and a station for soft tacos, for lack of a better term,..... That shit was jumpin!   How was my punctuation there?.................... a lil shaky?  Oh well.
So back to the Do-Over. It was sponsored by adidas, but I didn't know why, because I didn't see anything from adidas there. Other than the welcome sign that is! Either way it was a blast.  I ran into tons of friends and made a few more to add to the rolodex..... if you know what I mean. Wink Wink :-) lol

I also brought my trusty lil Nikon so I come bearing picS. Check them out at the jump!

Talk soon

A day in the life of Max Tapper

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Pete Rock, D-Nice and Camp Lo at Santos Party House!!

Whattup party people! It's a brand new day!!  last week I had the pleasure of checking out the release party for "80 blocks from Tiffany's part 2" mixtape, from Legendary producer/DJ Pete Rock and the 90's rap group Camp Lo.  I've always been a big fan of Pete Pock and C.L. Smooth since my cousin Chris from Now Rule ( also known as  New Rochelle) put me on to them back in the days with a bootleg cassette tape.  Remember those?  Just $5 dollars and always had a photocopy cover. Lol.  Damn you kids are so lucky nowadays! We had to work so hard to get pirated music back in the day and the quality sucked lol.

Anyway... I've also always been a big fan on D-nice ever since the BDP (Boogie Down Productions) days and Rocked with Camp Lo hard during that Luchini era. So it was a no brainer when my boy  @Fathernamebud (Shombu theMerciful) asked me if  I wanted to roll with him and to top it off he got me in there with a press pass. That means I had the freedom to wander anywhere with my camera, even on stage, with no problem.  I was psyched about being onstage with Camp Lo.   Them dudes had things on smash for a lil' while. Crazy thing is, some of you won't even know who they are.  And that's all good, cuz I'm gonna post a link to their music Here! You can check them out out on youtube.

All in all, the show was hype as hell! Yeah I went old school on you with "hype", but that's what we used to say back in the day, so stop sweating me!. lol  :-)........ Now back to Business,  D-Nice had that shit rocking from the beginning with a mix a flavorful and funky records, then Pete Rock came on with a mind lowing set of of his own before bringing out Camp Lo.  The crowd was definitely rocking the whole times as @CampLo gave us some new material from the Mixtape , then blessed us with the Classic hits like "Luchini" and "Coolie High".  Don't you love the type of shows where you know all the words? I do! Even though I still don't don't know what the hell they were talking about on a few joints, but I just mumbled those parts. :-)
It's crazy, I always leave these old school hip hop shows happy and thank full that I got to see the creation and be a part of this wonderful artform and culture.  Now more than ever, I appreciate being born in the 70's and having the good fortune of being raised in the 80's and 90's. Those were some damn good years! We saw so many "firsts"in our generation it's mindblowing. I'm thankful everyday.

OK, now lemme come back down to earth.

As I mentioned earlier in the post, I brought my cam and took tons of pics and some video, so check them out below for the visuals.. I hope you appreciate this as much as I do. Till the next time Family!

 I also Ran into Black Rob there of "Whoa" fame. He told me he's on a new reality show called the "Comeback Kings". so watch out for that one.

lata alligata

A day in the Life of Max Tapper

Me in the bathroom mirror!





D-Nice and Pete Rock switching sets 

Pete Rock on the Mic


Pete Rock , D-Nice

Pete Rock 

Pete Rock 

Bartenders......Good people... and she was cute ! )

Pete Rock and D-Nice

Camp Lo


Camp Lo
This kid was gettin' busy

The Crowd

@Jumz and @Shombuthemerciful



I was acting like I was the official event photographer on this one. lol )

Lo hats

Camp Lo

Crowd View

Black Rob lookin pretty toasty.  Nice shirt Rob! Lose the hat though...