Mass Appeal's Summer at The Sprite Corner
As Hurricane Joaquin approaches the East Coast, we can't help but stare out the rain-drop-speckled windows of the Mass Appeal office and think back to warmer months. This past summer, we joined a handful of publications at The Sprite Corner in New York City to curate a series of events for young creatives, providing them exclusive opportunities to meet the artists that inspire their imaginations. Vince Staples, Wale, Just Blaze, and Young Guru are just a handful of the names that stopped by for in-depth talks, surprise concerts, and live studio sessions.
For those of you that missed out, check out the highlights from summer at The Sprite Corner below.
Vince Staples Kicks Things Off With a Surprise Performance
Fresh off releasing Summertime '06, Vince Staples got things cracking at the official opening with a surprise performance, featuring additional sets from Bishop Nehru and Joey Fatts, while Miss Info held down hosting duties and DJ Ms. Nix got busy on the 1s and 2s.
“Rhythm Roulette” Takeover
Mannie Fresh, Georgia Anne Muldrow, Exile, and Just Blaze treated fans to an exclusive experience, inviting them to watch as they took our Rhythm Roulette challenge live, followed by an in-depth Q&A session hosted by Young Guru. While the producers were only competing with themselves, Just Blaze gets our vote for best beat.
Wale and Metro Boomin Create "Voices In My Head"
While they were nervous at first about working in front of so many people, once Wale and Metro Boomin got cooking, it was almost as if they completely forgot about the crowd. The Highbridge Voices choir brought an additional layer to the experience, adding haunting harmonizations to Metro’s production.
David Friendly Talks 'Sneakerheadz'
Complex invited director David Friendly to The Sprite Corner to chat with attendees about how his film Sneakerheadz came together and why seeing a project through to the end is paramount.
Nas Closes Out the Summer With a Surprise Concert
Of course, the cypher wouldn’t be complete without an appearance from Nas, whom The Fader brought out for a surprise concert to close out the summer.