RECAP: Sunset Strip Music Festival 2014, MURS316 Stage

RECAP: Sunset Strip Music Festival 2014, MURS316 Stage

For hip-hop to rep so hard at the Sunset Strip Music Festival, a function that’s long been a hub for rock music, it speaks volumes on its tremendous progress here in Los Angeles and pop culture in general.  Taking advantage of its new platform via the Murs316 stage, which was curated by proud LA rap legend Murs, hip-hop made sure to show out properly by exhibiting all forms of it, whether it be through independent acts such as R.A. The Rugged Man, P.O.S. and Dizzy Wright, to household names such as DJ Quik, Riff Raff, Killer Mike and Bun B.  Click through to check out all the coverage we got over the two-day fest that showcased a host of talent that gave testament to hip-hop’s variety and continued success.

RECAP: Sunset Strip Music Festival 2014, MURS316 Stage
P.O.S. jumped right into the crowd to show out and spit that raw lyricism.
RECAP: Sunset Strip Music Festival 2014, MURS316 Stage
R.A. The Rugged Man made sure all levels of gully were at max capacity.

RECAP: Sunset Strip Music Festival 2014, MURS316 Stage

RECAP: Sunset Strip Music Festival 2014, MURS316 Stage
IAMSU was doin’ it big for all the hipster girls on Instagram straight flexin’.
RECAP: Sunset Strip Music Festival 2014, MURS316 Stage
N.O.R.E. and Onyx jumped on stage to make sure all things were turny all the way up.
RECAP: Sunset Strip Music Festival 2014, MURS316 Stage
The original Superthug – N.O.R.E.
RECAP: Sunset Strip Music Festival 2014, MURS316 Stage
Dizzy Wright reppin’ hard on stage for Las Vegas
RECAP: Sunset Strip Music Festival 2014, MURS316 Stage
Before tip-toeing in his Jordans, Riff Raff made sure that his hair was braided right.
RECAP: Sunset Strip Music Festival 2014, MURS316 Stage
AKA Jody Highroller
RECAP: Sunset Strip Music Festival 2014, MURS316 Stage
Killer Mike’s stage presence was definitely felt as he dropped hard hitting jam after jam.
RECAP: Sunset Strip Music Festival 2014, MURS316 Stage
DJ Quik made sure everyone settled into an awesome groove to close out the night.
RECAP: Sunset Strip Music Festival 2014, MURS316 Stage
Dipping into his legendary and extensive catalog, DJ Quik had everyone on a good one the whole night through.

Photos by: James McLaughlin

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Richard "Reach" Guinto

Reach loves the Lakers, breakfast, the sound of a Fender Rhodes, and rapping along word for word to Wu Tang's "Triumph." If you're looking for him, he's probably out getting chicken.

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