A Thursday night of hip hop in renaissance

Hey guys, remember, Hokes, the musician I photographed during winter break? He performed at UMass last Thursday as part of WMUA’s Hip Hop in Renaissance.
I showed up not knowing what to expect, since I had never been into hip hop growing up.  Still, when given the option to do something new over sitting in my room and twiddling my thumbs, I’ll take it.
I soon found out I didn’t need an introductory course to enjoy the show. From the start, it was interesting to see Hokes, who I went to high school with, performing for a crowd of my college acquaintances. The performances from Qwin Omaru, Chris Wise and Con-Plex, and Tiger Speak that followed carried the energy of the show through the night, which I tried to capture in these photos.