SUNSET STRIP MUSIC FESTIVAL | MURS 3:16 STAGE D1

SUNSET STRIP MUSIC FESTIVAL | MURS 3:16 STAGE D1

Over the weekend the famous Sunset Strip held its annual Sunset Strip Music Festival. Famous for their multiple event venues located on the blvd, SSMF brought together a line up of artist like Jane’s Addiction, Empire of the Sun, Mayer Hawthorne. This year SSMF partnered up with Murs and added the Murs316 Stage. With the absence of major Hip Hop festivals like Rock The Bells and Paid Dues, Southern California was due for an event like this. Headliners like Dj Quik and Bun B gave the stage a presence over the weekend. Backside linked up with the festival to give away a pair of tickets to SSMF as well as cover the event.

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Day 1 started off around 3pm after having lunch over at Chick-Fil-A. We arrived at the festival in time to catch Long Beach natives, Aston Matthews and Joy Fatts over at the MURS316 Stage. As always, the due brought the energy and got everyone going. Bangers like ‘Scott Steiner’ and ‘Like This’ had the crowd bouncing.

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Rhymesayers/Doom Tree emcee P.O.S broke the barriers and jumped into the crowd as the sun set over the Sunset Strip. Not only did he bring the people closer and unleashed an energetic performance.

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 Funk Volume was also present as Dizzy Wright took stage with a live band backing him.
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The time had come for everyone to “bring out the rice”. Jody HighRoller aka Riff Raff came out stunning  tip toeing in his Jordans. Probably my favorite performance of the night tbh. Not only did he rock out to “Kokayne”, but also got his hair braided as he performed “Lil Mama I’m Sorry.”
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AYYYYYEEEEE!!! The Trill Og himself closed out the stage with the presences of Estevan Oriol and his brothers. In which he surprised them by having the whole crowd sing happy birthday while on stage. UGK was definitely  in the house as Bun B performed their hits and honored his UGK affiliate Pimp C.
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Over all, Day 1 was a success. It was great seeing new acts mesh with older acts on a stage that can only be hosted by the LA Hip Hop curator, Murs.

-@theolainez

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