AfroPunk in Brooklyn last weekend was probably the most unique and diverse festival I have ever been to. Everything from the types of music that played, the types of products and food the vendors sold, and how people from all different races and ages came together for music.
Throughout both days so many types of music played and everyone seemed to enjoy it which absolutely blew my mind. There was Hardcore Punk, R&B, Hip-Hop, Rock & Roll and much more. If one stage didn’t have something you liked, you could just go to any one of the other 2 stages to see if there was someone you did like.
There were some incredible performances over the course of the whole weekend. There was CeeLo Green which just made you want to get up and dance. Tyler the Creator caused the crowd to become one massive mosh pit with his powerful rapping. Living Colour, Fishbone, Bad Brains, and George Clinton all had incredible stage presence and was so much fun to listen to.
Over the course of the weekend the one performance that stood out was the legend who is Ice Cube. He got the crowd so involved in his performance, and even brought out DJ Yella and MC Ren from the most notorious rap group of all time; N.W.A. The crowd went absolutely insane. He brought out classics such as “Straight Outta Compton” & “F*** the Police,” as well as some of his new music.
One thing that really stood out above all else was the diversity of the people that attended AfroPunk. There were african americans, hispanics, white, asians, men, women, trans, young, old, gay, straight, and pretty much anything you can think of. It was just so much fun to experience all these people together in one place.
Afropunk was just incredible in every way and the festival went so smoothly. The performances were great, the people were diverse and fantastic, and there was always something to do. If you didn’t get to attend the Afropunk in Brooklyn this past weekend, I highly recommend you do next year!
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