On Friday night, people from all over Philadelphia gathered at the The Blockely for the debut of HUSTLEJAWN, an event hosted by viagra from men. The three-woman collective used The Blockely to house a variety of painters, clothing designers, jewelry merchants and photographers to show/sell their work and featured performances by Philadelphia natives, motorcycle loan after bankruptcy, and instructions for viagra.

MARS FIVE, one of many who bought creativity and imagination to The Blockely, showcased his work named “What We Do”, inspired by Philly Freezer’s Roc-A-Fella hit. FIVE expressed he paints real life. “I paint what I experience, but still leave room for the viewer to develop their own interpretation.”

Before the performances, the music of the night was provided by It’s the Life Creative’s own DJ AFRODJIAK who dropped the Freeway and Young Chris remix to “Otis” and created an instant hit in the crowd. She paid homage to other Philadelphia artists by playing Peedi Peedi, Beanie Siegel and other former State Property members.

West Philadelphia’s own Chill Moody made an appearance at the event and performed the radio heavy track “My Eyes” with Cody Khamar.

The lovely Ms. Jade graced the stage and had every woman in the crowd singing her lyrics and waving their hands. The femme fatale rapper admitted it’s been a minute since she’s been on the scene but there is no doubt she is “comin’ back” to put on for Philadelphia.

And of course, Freeway rocked the crowd with his Roc-A-Fella hits, tracks from “The Stimulus Package” and gave us new heat from his upcoming project called “Diamond in the Rough.” He ended the show with his signature verse from “What We Do” while everyone in the crowd mimicked the motions and lyrics of the North Philadelphia rapper (myself included). 

I got a chance to sit down with the night’s headliner and he shared with me the influences behind what he does. Parallel to MARS FIVE’s reasons to paint, Freeway explained, “I’m like a reality rapper. I speak about what I see and use that as inspiration to create. I look to others that have been the game too and left their mark and that makes me work harder.”

Host and frontwoman Laiya of It’s the Life Creative spiced up the night with her sassy speech, lengthy introductions and kept the crowd engaged by parading around with her microphone in hand. She, Stacy ‘FlyGIRRL’ Wilson, and DJ AFRODJIAK came up with the idea for HUSTLEJAWN to provide a space for Philadelphia artists of all mediums to share their work and engage others in the happenings of our city. I definitely look forward to seeing more from It’s the Life Creative in the future!

“HUSTLEJAWN is proof that Hip-hop is truly art.”

-Martez the Bouncer

xoxo, meag.