Event Recap: 'More Than Music' A Dipset Inspired Art Exhibit

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Harlem was definitely in full effect at last week’s ‘More Than Music’ Dipset Inspired Art Exhibit. Held on Friday, August 18th friends Howie and Dev came together and took it back Harlem style. With a packed house, great music and amazing vibes the event was nothing short of a success. Creatives and artists from all over New York came together for a festive evening that showcased works from 12 incredibly talented artists. This night sparked a dialogue about the power music and art have and how they are interchangeably used to influence culture. 

Held at Lisa Cooley Gallery downtown, the event opened with that old 90’s/ 2000’s Harlem sound we’ve all been missing in Hip-Hop. With DJ Cranberry, DJ L Squared and DJ Alternateears on the ones and twos the mood turned nostalgic quick. As songs like the “Dipset Anthem” played with the crowd mouthing almost all the words verbatim artwork that showcased the respect and love for the beloved Dipset group filled the room. It was evident as you saw paintings of Cam’ron, Jim Jones and Juelz just to name a few that this event was “more than [just its amazing] music”. 

Greeted by artwork as soon as you walked through the doors, all that was reminiscent of Harlem and its culture lived throughout the Gallery.  

Re-inventing the rap scene with its unique sound, Dipset’s grassroots movement kept New York at the forefront of street rap. As one of Hip-Hop’s gatekeepers the group without a doubt forever shaped the game and at the ‘More Than Music’ Art Exhibit we got to see the relevance Dipset holds within Harlem’s culture even after all of these years.

'More Than Music' A Dipset Inspired Art Exhibit

August 18, 2017 | 6-11 PM

Lisa Cooley Gallery | 107 Norfolk St, New York, NY 10002