Pics & Performance Video at the D.C. Stop of the Sneaker Pimps Tour

Good Early Tuesday Morning to our folks here at and the syndicated FuseBox Radio Broadcast! :)

This past Saturday, I hit up the Washington, D.C. stop of the Sneaker Pimps Tour in D.C. Star.

Here's a brief description from the official Sneaker Pimps website on what they're about:

Sneaker Pimps is the worlds largest touring sneaker hip-hop lifestyle exhibition featuring over 1500 pairs of rare, limited edition, vintage, celebrity signed, artists collaborated sneakers and a collection of sneaker inspired artwork, fashion and photography.

The tour also features live street art installations, live skateboarding demonstrations, street basketball competitions and live hip-hop and rock performances by some of the world's foremost recording artists.

The Sneaker Pimps Tour was founded in Sydney, Australia by Peter Fahey and has traveled to more than 60 cities world-wide and put on over 200 shows since 2003.

Over 500 of the worlds top and up & coming street artists have contributed original works to the Sneaker Pimps World Tour, including: Futura, Dave White, Stash, Mister Cartoon, Shepard Fairey, Tokidoki, Dave Kinsey, SBTG, Methamphibian, Doze, Bigfoot, Tkid, Cope2, London Police, Dalek, Claw Money, Lady Pink, Ghost and many more.

Pretty sweet sounding right? Worth dodging some hipsters, confused people (wearing a dress & stilletos at an event called SNEAKER PIMPS? Really? Looking lost as all get out) and MTV/BET/VH1 freaks (SMH at some folks not even grooving to folks like Wale & J. Cole until they threw up "The Roc" sign), so I thought.

After waiting over an hour for pre-paid tickets in line after arriving around 8:15 pm to a huge line of people (bleh at that madness), folks got in and got to check out a really great showcase of DMV (DC, Maryland and Virginia) Hip-Hop talent performing on stage, including Ra The MC, Phil Ade, X.O., Kingpen Slim, Wale (with his touring Go-Go Music band, Uncalled 4 Experience aka UCB) & the Clipse who deserve serious co-signage & respect.

The brother J. Cole (recent signee to Roc Nation who's latest mixtape has been killing it) also came through and rocked the house as well.

DJ Heat (dope lady DJ who spins on DC radio station WPGC & founder of the great DMV Music website was doing her thing playing the old & new school Hip-Hop in between sets and bro DJ Alizay was rocking it as the host of the event in the area.

Here are some pics and video a sis was able to take of the enviornment of what was a really great night - hopefully it'll give you a taste of some of the Black Music goodness that went down...enjoy! :)

Yours Truly, DJ Fusion, In Attendance (was rocking the ill "Blue Note Records Edition" Adidas for the occasion as well)

The People & the Sneakers

The Performers

Ra The MC - unfortunately, my camera was acting wacky video wise when the show started & the sis opened as the 1st performer, so I got no video & this pic, but she tore it down; get her mixtape, "A Trip to Neptune" mixed by DJ M.A.F. here

Phil Ade - him, his hypeman & band KILLED it, high energy, good song transitions, etc....Raheem DeVaughn did a good look singing him to his independent label, 368 Music Group, check out his latest mixtape,"Starting on JV", here

Video: Phil Ade Performing Live at Sneaker Pimps, DC (Sat. July 28, 2009)

X.O. - Washington, DC MC, his vibe & music set was a little more subdued than the other performers during the night, but the put it in, especially lyrically; camera unfortunately was acting wonky again with the video when he was performing for the video; cop his latest mixtape, "Studio 43 Presents: X.O. - Monumental" here

Some pics of North Carolina Hip-Hop MC J. Cole - video function on the camera was acting wonky again during his performance, but copped these performance pics; check out his recent mixtape, "The Warm Up" here

Video: Kingpen Slim & The Beam Up Crew Performing Live at Sneaker Pimps, DC (Sat. July 28, 2009) (most recent mixtape, "Five Dollar High" here)

Video: Wale & UCB Performing Live at Sneaker Pimps, DC (Sat. July 28, 2009)

Wale & UCB Live - Sneaker Pimps DC - July 17, 2009 - Footage from Mary Nichols (DJ Fusion) on Vimeo.


XO said...

xo is not from baltimore...he is from washington d.c.

DJ Fusion/FuseBox Radio Broadcast said...

I just realized when going over the fault, made the correction. I was doing this post around 4 something in the morning & didn't proof it...

Thanks for reading! :)