Portfolio Snapshots: Beats N Bars Hip-Hop Festival, 2018

Durham, NC - End of August, 2018

Beats N Bars Festival flies high in the city of the Bull. 

“BNB is North Carolina’s platform dedicated to cultivating the founding elements of hip-hop culture.”
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I attended Beats N Bars as media on behalf of Clarion Content (Durham's go-to online cultural media source), and whilst there interviewed rapper Ace Henderson and Durham-native musical trio Young Bull. Their mutual talents being especially on display and fire, with fog machines on full blast, I decided to take a few 360° photos of the events. 

Check them out a few scrolls below.

 The top-4 winners of the Beat Battle.

The top-4 winners of the Beat Battle.

 Cypher Univercity takes the stage.

Cypher Univercity takes the stage.

In addition to live performances all weekend, there were:

  • Panel discussions about the music industry and finding creative balance

  • Beat battles (extremely dope)

  • Dueling legends of Cypher Univercity weaving pun-layered freestyles

  • Food trucks

  • And most of all there was a very genuine atmosphere of appreciation for the ever-refining art of hip-hop


Young Bull On Stage

Numerous curious eyes wondered over my actions while I took this 360° photo... holding the 360° camera attached to a selfie-stick directly over my head and right in the middle of the crowd.

Young Bull at American Tobacco

Don't forget to read the Young Bull interview on Durham's own cultural media hub, Clarion Content.

 DSLR? Check. 360 camera? Check! Loosely organized mess of notes for the festival? Check. A little too much coffee beforehand? Also check.

DSLR? Check. 360 camera? Check! Loosely organized mess of notes for the festival? Check. A little too much coffee beforehand? Also check.

 Ace Henderson on stage making beautiful music.

Ace Henderson on stage making beautiful music.


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Andrew Cheek

Andrew Cheek is the Head Writer and Content Coordinator at Beaumonde. With a background in literature and film, and a taste for half-marathons and Kandinsky, Andrew’s inspirations range from Virginia Woolf to Wes Anderson to Adidas running shoes. You can find Andrew on Twitter and LinkedIn.