MAAAD PROPS to everyone involved with the inaugural Beat the Best Producers Battle held in DTLA earlier tonight. It was a rare and awesome opportunity to enjoy the intersection of hip-hop, art and Japanese culture as this event originated in Tokyo where it's organizers are from and has been a huge draw for several years. There were some great live performances followed up by two producers went head to head in front of a live audience, took a sample they'd never heard before and morphed it into a new creation.
Featured visual artists for the evening include Yourself Gallery owner Alan Michaud and Apollo (@apollo_was_here) who displayed a strong mix of fine art and graf pieces from his collection. Peep a few of my faves below.
There are honestly no images of Michaud's work as I literally wanted to buy E-V-E-R-Y-T-H-I-N-G he had hanging. Be sure to get by the gallery and see for YOURSELF.