The 4th Annual Fool’s Gold Day Off Recap

Mass Appeal attends yesterday's Fool's Gold Day Off, which blended hip hop, electric, and a little bit of rain in its 4th annual showcase.

Audience with yellow foam finger at Fool's Gold Day Off

There are no days off for A-Trak, Nick Catchdubs and their Fool’s Gold family, as the label bosses and acts like A$AP Ferg and Danny Brown put in work yesterday for the 4th annual Fool’s Gold Day Off. Occurring each Labor Day, the Day Off celebration is an assembly of Fool’s Gold artists and affiliates, hosted by A-Trak and Catchdubs, who MC and DJ the festivities. This year’s showcase, taking place at Williamsburg Park, fought through some stormy beginnings, but photographer Ruben Henriquez was there on behalf of Mass Appeal to capture it all. After putting together the Fool’s Gold Family Tree for Issue 53, we were positive that the concert would be a large-scale family affair. As Danny Brown would say later in the night, this wasn’t a rap show, it was a party. Check the photos below to see for yourself.

Grande Marshall Sixers Jersey at Fool's Gold Day Off
Grande Marshall repped his native Philly, first in a Phillies cap and later in an Iverson 76ers jersey.
Travis Scott Fool's Gold Day Off
Travi$ Scott brought the energy, declaring no by-standers and later telling a group in front that he was “f*ckin with that mosh pit.”
action bronson
Action Bronson was a surprise guest, and didn’t stay for long. He performed “Strictly 4 My Jeeps.”
A Trak at Fool's Gold Day Off
A-Trak, who co-founded Fool’s Gold, performed two sets as a part of two different collectives, and greets fans here.
crowd shot
Always giving back, World’s Fair threw out foam middle fingers and Honey Buns during their set.
worlds fair 2
As their set culminated, World’s Fair was joined by Bodega Bamz, the Flatbush Zombies, and countless others.
just blaze
Just Blaze ran through a Roc-A-Fella set and other classic rap hits before turning to his new electronic frontier.
Migos were joined by an extensive entourage as they performed their smash hit “Versace” and other mixtape cuts.
run the jewels
Killer Mike on El-P: “Brooklyn gave a gift to the world. Thank you for reviving my career.”
asap ferg
A$AP Ferg referred to A-Trak as his “big bro” and later brought out A$AP Rocky for “Work (Remix)” and “Shabba,” his closing two songs.
danny brown
“This ain’t a rap show, it’s a motherf*ckin party” – Danny Brown in all his glory.
Duck Sauce Day Off
A-Trak said he and Armand van Helden seldom perform together as Duck Sauce. They closed out this year’s Day Off.

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