New York’s top influencers from every borough trekked down to the Public Arts Hotel in NYC his Thursday night to see artists Towkio, Duckwrth, Blackway & Shaboozey grace the stage. The night was filled with an open Photo Booth, tons of laughter, sprinkled with attendees from Justine Skye to Asian doll, and even a surprise performance from Amine.Hosted by on-air personalities Scottie Beam and Beats 1’s LowKey, complete with a full open bar from 1800 Tequila, and featured guest attendees such as Justine Sky and Asian Doll- the room was in high spirits throughout the night. The night kicked off with show-stopping performance from Brooklyn-born Ghanaian rapper, Blackway as he performed hit single “Love Day’, captivating the audience and getting every hand in the room up in the air and swaying.
With the audience still high off of the last performance, Blackway passed the baton to Shaboozey, who kept the same energy by promising the audience some “next-level shit” and perfectly delivered. Shaboozey created a mosh-pit like feel with audience members jumping up and down and headbanging to his mash-up of genres like rock, heavy metal, and hip-hop with songs like “Winning Streak” and “Jeff Gordon.”
The stage transformed into a dancery when LA rapper Duckwrth took the stage, dressed in a shiny sequins shirt with picturesque backgrounds of California accompanying him in the background. Setting the tone for pure fun and good time’s he announced, “We want booty sweat as far as the eyes can see. It doesn’t matter if you’re a male or female. We want everybody in here shaking their ass”, before he gave one of the most energetic performances of the whole night to his classic hit “THROWYOASSOUT.”
Rapper Towkio kept the crowd on that same energy level when he took the stage and performed hits such as “Symphony”, letting the crowd jump up and down to a steady beat and quick-witted lyrics. Towkio’s album, World Wide Wav, is set to drop Feb. 16.
With the night almost over, we were treated to a surprise appearance and performance from Amine. After asking the crowd, “We weren’t on the bill, but we were in the neighborhood. Do you mind if we do one more song for you?” He closed out with crowd favorites such as “Spice Girl” and “Yellow.”
The night ended sweetly, with Republic Records staff surprising Amine with a Gold Plaque for his debut album, Good for You, going Gold, and the rapper warmly accepting the award then stating “I’m going to go home and sleep now.”