Downtown Music Festival Brings Black Hippy, Earl Sweatshirt to NYC

Downtown Records held the New York edition of the Downtown Music Festival last weekend. The two-day fest spanned multiple venues and genres, which led to some surprising crossover moments (like Trash Talk's Lee Spielman showing up at Earl Sweatshirt's set and doing a somersault off the stage during Black Hippy's performance). Hive photographer Rebecca Smeyne documented some of the festival's memorable concerts, including appearances from Fat Tony, Trash Talk, Teengirl Fantasy, Cities Aviv, and Black Hippy (Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolboy Q, Ab-Soul and Jay Rock). Check out the photos below. Downtown Records will bring the Downtown Music Festival to Boston, Philadelphia, Denver, Toronto and other cities this year.