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PICS: Mass Appeal’s CMJ 2012 Takeover

PICS: Mass Appeal’s CMJ 2012 Takeover

Last Friday Mass Appeal took over NYC’s Gramercy Theatre and packed it full of avid music fans and the very best hip-hop acts. The line-up included everyone from living legends like Large Professor and Mobb Deep’s Prodigy to new New York reps like Bodega Bamz and Timeless Truth. We saw Mr. MFN show off his Cosby-sweater swag, special guest appearances from Flatbush Zombies and Action Bronson. Stand-out performances from Angel Haze, Roc Marciano and Asher Roth made the night even more memorable. Photog Bonnie Biess captured the night’s festivities and behind-the-scenes moments for Mass Appeal. Check out shots of the show below.

Comedian Damien Lemon, master of ceremonies.

Timeless Truth brought out the classic Polo pieces for their performance.

Angel Haze rocks the mic.

Action Bronson enjoys a jazz cigarette on stage.

Mr. MFN eXquire demonstrates The Passion’s Cosby style.

Asher Roth kicks it with his Music Director, Roofeeo

Alexander Spit living up to his name.

Roc Marci was in the zone.

Nasty Nigel (L) and Remy Banks (R) of Children of the Night say “hello!”

The crowd getting active.

Angel Haze chats with a WESC rep back stage.

(L-R) Action Bronson, Asher Roth and Meyhem Lauren backstage.

Bodega Bamz does an impromptu interview with Flatbush Zombies

Big Twins and ALC enjoy a smoke break.

Telli and the Ninjasonik crew get ready to take the stage.

Mass Appeal’s Sacha Jenkins builds with the Tan Boys.

He looks harmless here but this guy was one of the livest people in the Tan Boys mosh pit.

Juice of Flatbush Zombie proudly displaying his taco meat.

Roc Marci connects with Action and Roofeeo.

Thugs love ladies and ladies they love hip-hop.