‘NEVER TRUST A NIGGA WITH CORNROWS’ – DAY FOR NIGHT FEST {FESTIVALS \ EVENTS}

DayForNight

Photography by Adrian Samano
Its been a very crazy year so far, and we are just about time to get started with festival season once again, but before we move forward lets look back into the winter fest that took our breath away at the end of last year. It was a cold and windy weekend among a large industrial neighborhood. We were surrounded by studio warehouses and were about to experience the most intricate concept that a music festival has yet to experiment with… a music festival inside of an art instillation. Although most festivals nowadays attempt to attack the youth with colorful schemes, flower prints and earthy tones, Day for Night took a very different approach. It was the winter after all. Light instillations surrounded the festival grounds and some of the most proclaimed masters of light art summited at Houston to bring their creations to the festival. From an infinity room to an entire warehouse caged with flash lights syncing to the sound of a Death Grips-like music. It was a very mature vibe. Houstonians’ winter style was in full motion – fall colors and ugly sweaters, hats and denim. It was very exciting walking around a festival not being the only dude that dressed all out.
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 Day for Night is the side project from the creators of Free Press Summer Fest and for its inaugurating year, national acts like Janelle Monae, Death Grips, Dillon Francis, Kendrick Lamar and New Order headlined the 3 day festival. During our visit to H-Town, not only did we fall in love with FPSF’s side venture, but the trip encouraged us to fall in love with the city of Houston as a whole. The Tex-Mex culture, their music and museum districts, the fashion and the chill vibes.
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The biggest moment of the weekend was undoubtedly Kendricks closing set. ’Never Trust a Nigga with Cornrows’ read the screen behind Lamar as he closed the festival on Sunday Night. I mean, the most revolutionary rapper of our generation performing his last show of his most successful year to date. Without missing a bar, Kendrick gave the crowd a taste of ‘How To Pimp a Butterfly’ although not as much as he did during the actual tour for the album. But perhaps the most interactive part of the set was when he invited a couple of fans onto the stage to help him run through a couple of verses on ‘M.A.A.D City’. Within the lucky rap fans presented with the opportunity was ‘Corporate Dough’, an underground rapper/rap fan who knew most of the lyrics to the song and knew how to follow the intricacy of the rhymes. Dough initially choked up a bit but as soon as the hook was done and it was his moment to shine, the lucky Houstonian delivered a freestyle that left the crowd speechless. Making Corporate Dough an immediate viral hit for the week to follow. Whether the surprise factor was based off the fact that he was a caucasian, bro-like, 20 something Texas dude or not, in the end, Houston is a city that’s always been proud of their Hip-Hop and Corporate Dough definitely made his town and the festival proud.
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Do not miss any more action from the FPSF  Family and check out their line up for their Summer Fest
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