The story of the LA Underground Scene is an amazing one and for proof you can watch the excellent documentary, “This Is The Life”. If you are a LA resident, perhaps you were lucky enough to have grown up as a participant or spectator. If not, a nice glimpse into that time period could have been attained at the First Annual SonGodSun Fest on Sept 18th, 2010.
However, the impressive line up wasn’t limited to the LA scene, although it was certainly strongly represented; 2Mex, Abstract Rude, Volume 10, Rakaa, Shapeshifters, Ras Kass, Divine Styler, Busdriver, Open Mike Eagle, Sahtyre, Visionaries, all rocked one of the two stages, alongside; The Beatnuts, Camp Lo, Casual, Dark Time Sunshine, Machina Muerte, Chino XL, Z Man, and many more. Also, the line up wasn’t limited to strictly Hip Hop, also consisting of a healthy dosage of Reggae, Hardcore, SKA, Punk, Latin, & Rock.
I figured an event of this magnitude would be the perfect launching pad for our new FE-LA Team of Videographer: Adam Stanzak (of Oh Boy Films) and Field Reporter; Open Mike Eagle. Below is a promo video capturing the vibe of the event, including feedback from fans and artists, plus some performance clips. We’ll also be posting some more performance videos from the event soon so stay tuned for that!
Check out this and then make sure you are all set to hit the West Coast in 2011 for year two!!
Here's some flicks from the event as well:
MORE INFO ON SONGODSON FEST: songodsunfest.com
Also, don’t forget the new 2MEX album, My Fanbase Will Destroy You, drops on October 12th! Available here at Fifth Element!
Video & Photos Adam Stanzak (for Oh Boy Films)