Los Angeles based rapper KR had one of the opening slots for Mod Sun’s “Look Up Tour”. He’s seems to be making some waves as of late, and was evening featured in an L.A. Weekly article for being a Soundcloud rap phenom. Continue reading
THOUGHTS: Performing on the Murs curated hip-hop stage, was a rapper from Bloomington, MN named Mod Sun. When I did a little research to find out about him I read that his name was an acronym for “Movement On Dreams + Stand Under None” , and saw that he listed “Jack Herer” as one of his influences. I kinda got the gist of what he was about after reading that. lol. Under the bright California sun, his performance, backed by a band, was hella fun. Even while smoking a blunt on stage, he still danced and jumped the full length of true stage delivering his lyrics with vigor. He suggested to the audience that his music was “hippy hop” … call it whatever you want, but it was fun, raucous party music.
Though I’m a Los Angeles native, I had never attended the Sunset Strip Music Festival. Now in it’s seventh year, and featuring several artist’s that I had been longing to see live for a while now, I decided to apply for a press pass.
Though I didn’t get approved to shoot the music festival, I called one of my clients, who happened to manage one of the artists performing, and got added to the photo pass list for the acts performing Saturday, September 24th.
Below is a list of artists that I had the chance to check out. Links to pages with my brief thoughts, photos, Instagram videos and set lists. Hope you enjoy them!