June 27, 2016

At S.L.U.M. Fest 2016, the Midwest's Largest Hip-Hop Festival Took Over Cherokee Street

This Saturday, St. Louis hip-hop fans converged on 2720 Cherokee Street for S.L.U.M. Fest 2016, the largest hip-hop festival in the Midwest. Now in its seventh year, the event featured dozens of DJs, MCs, break dancers and live artists, all jam-packed into a tight twelve-hour time span. Photographer Steve Truesdell to the event to capture the highlights. Here are some of our favorite photos from the fest.

This Saturday, St. Louis' hip-hop fans converged on 2720 Cherokee Street for S.L.U.M. Fest 2016, the largest hip-hop festival in the Midwest. Now in its seventh year, the event featured dozens of DJs, MCs, break dancers and live artists, all jam-packed into a tight, twelve-hour time span.

Photographer Steve Truesdell to the event to capture the highlights. Here are some of our favorite photos from the fest.

06/25/2016
Photos by Steve Truesdell http://stevetruesdellphotography.com/
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An artist performs late afternoon at S.L.U.M. Fest.
An artist performs late afternoon at S.L.U.M. Fest.
Chicago's Sycosis performs for the early afternoon crowd.
Chicago's Sycosis performs for the early afternoon crowd.
New artists get the party started.
New artists get the party started.
Haiku prefers "lyricist" to "rapper."
Haiku prefers "lyricist" to "rapper."
T Dub O flashes the sign.
T Dub O flashes the sign.
Draya from the Lou performs her personal anthem, "Don't Fuck with My Vibe."
Draya from the Lou performs her personal anthem, "Don't Fuck with My Vibe."
Performers practice their new raps.
Performers practice their new raps.
DJ Nico and Hello Jizoo pose outside 2720 Cherokee.
DJ Nico and Hello Jizoo pose outside 2720 Cherokee.
Time to play the beats for the basement artists.
Time to play the beats for the basement artists.
Local artist Corey Black takes the spotlight.
Local artist Corey Black takes the spotlight.