DOPE Shows Festival Recap

The Philadelphia Mann Center hosted this summer’s dopest hip-hop show.

The first annual Dope Show music festival took place Saturday, July 6th at the Mann Center. The new summer event featured popular Philly hip-hop star PNB Rock, Pusha T, Lil Baby, Sim Santana, and lots of local musicians from the city of Brotherly Love.

Showrunners and West Philly natives Stephen Piner and Jamir Shaw put together the hyped event after quitting the real estate and banking business to venture into party promotion and music management. Their main purpose for throwing this festival is for the true hip-hop fan. “The Dope Shows Festival will be an environment for hip-hop lovers to enjoy with artists they love. Every year we are going to make sure we have an all-star lineup,” claims Pine.

This festival was like no other. Often, we see musical events catered towards older demographics or featuring huge pop culture artists. This particular concert was gifted for the hip-hop and young adult crowd, for sure. From the fashion to the enthusiasm when the artists hit the stage, you can feel a sense of camaraderie between the attendees.

The Dope Show is a homegrown feeling. It almost felt like an extra large house party. It felt like getting the insight on all the new music this generation is listening to. It’s a feeling of being plugged into the streets, where music meets culture.

As a huge representation of Philly and the hip-hop community, we were proud to be a part of the whole Dope experience.

Jakaila Mustafa

Jakaila is the Editor-in-Chief for the DTLR VILLA "The Lifestyle" blog. She received her Bachelor of Arts in advertising from Temple University.

July 9, 2019

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