An event of unprecedented proportions went down in the world famous Fairfax District on Los Angeles, as two titans of streetwear, Crooks & Castles and Diamond Supply Co., teamed up to throw the Welcome 2 The Block block party to bring in the new Crooks & Castles store on Fairfax. With Ben Baller and Karen Civil as hosts, Welcome 2 The Block brought out some of the West Coast rap scene’s finest artists; such as Nipsey Hussle (who brought Slauson Ave. with him as he performed “Hussle In The House” and tracks off his forthcoming Crenshaw mixtape), Casey Veggies (knocking out songs like “Hella Faces” and “Everything Wavy,” and also performing a snippet of a new song he did with Hit-Boy), Skeme and more. On the R&B side of things, Ty Dolla $ign performed a medley of his recent hits, K. Roosevelt brought out his HS87 labelmates Hit-Boy and Audio Push (and also Jay305), and TeeFlii brought a combo of his brand of Ratchet&B and dance to the stage.
A full day of the Fairfax scene showing out all led up to a performance by the headliner, Pusha T. King Push showed why he’s regarded as one of the top rappers in the game, as he tore through his songs and many of his classic verses that he did as a member of The Clipse and as a solo artist. With a raucous crowd of thousands responding accordingly to such songs as “Numbers On The Board” and “Sweet Serenade,” Pusha T let the fans know that My Name Is My Name was going to be the best rap album of the year.
The block of Fairfax between Rosewood and Oakwood has been highly regarded for years as the trendsetting hub for streetwear fashion, and considering the success of the Welcome 2 The Block block party, Fairfax still reigns supreme in Los Angeles and the world over in the street wear scene.
Story and Images by Michael Marshall for AllHipHop.com