As someone who was guided through the treacherous waters of high school (and beyond) via hip hop, this day is always one I wait for every summer. Bastid’s BBQ is one of the most refreshing events of the season, in my humble opinion, because it serves up something totally different than the millions of other festivals we seem to have in 2017. The lineup is unlike any other, and the vibes are always so insanely positive each year it’s impossible not to have an incredible time.
My personal highlight this year, as pointed out by a couple of my friends who watched my snaps and heard me scream-rapping along to Acid Raindrops (when will I stop doing this), was the one half of People Under The Stairs, Thes-One. I’ll take half of P.U.T.S. over no P.U.T.S. any day of the week, especially after seeing them 6 years back (oof where did the time go) at The Opera House with an encore that somehow ended up with me and my pal on stage with em. P.U.T.S. played an important role in my adolescence, so nostalgia levels were high as they always are at these BBQ’s – which is the beauty of it all.
For this 7th annual (big ups to Skratch on that one) BBQ, the lineup was stacked. Find some shots of 10 year old wonderkid Dextrous One, DJ Day & Thes-One, Nice & Smooth, DJ Premier, and of course the man of the hour, Skratch Bastid, below.