Legendary producer Pete Rock & Smif N Wessun, acclaimed hip hop artists who
have previously gained fame from their Dah Shining & The Rude Awakening
albums have joined forces for a MONUMENTAL album. Pete Rock has provided
the entire production on the album, as well as vocals including on the title track
MONUMENTAL. The album features their colleagues in the foundation of hip
hop music including artists like: Raekwon, Sean Price, Buckshot, Freeway, Top
Dog of Boot Camp Clik, Bun B, & Jahdan.
In collaboration with the release, New York based photographer Fubz,
documented the entire recording process. Fubz has been shooting photographs
since 1998 with his work featured by notable clients & magazines and record
labels such as: Warner Bros., Rostrum Records, Antenna Magazine and The
Source. This collaborative release embodies the MONUMENTAL process of
creating this album and process of music within the ever changing and growing
hip hop community.
The photographic process of this show started as a personal journey looking into what
goes into the creative process of building art. It spiraled into an intimate look behind the
veil of these artists who have been creating music together for a decade. With the
access of the digital age, most people get a brief glimpse of the creative studio and
writing process, but MONUMENTAL expands the story through a two year photographic
documentation of the experience from the emotive viewpoint of the artists and the
creators around them.
MONUMENTAL launches at Tammany Hall with live performances by the artists on the
album and a photo display on June 28th.
Tammany Hall NYC .152 Orchard Street . btwn Rivington and Stanton Street . New York, NY
Tues June 28th . Doors 7pm . 21+ Event
Smif N Wessun & Pete Rock: Monumental Experience . Album Release Party and
Photography by Fubz . Performances by Smif N Wessun . Hosted by DJ Bazarro
Music provided by Da Beatminerz DJ Evil Dee . Mr. Walt . DJ Goldfinger . DJ Wayne Ski
Free Admission RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sponsored by: Ego Trip . Bucktown USA . Duck Down . Da Beatminerz Radio