photos: Stephen Ewings

It was a sweltering saturday afternoon in New York city, and around 6,000 people showed up to the Grits & Biscuits 5th Year Anniversary Block Party. Attendees were given plenty of Vitamin Water to keep them hydrated, and “G&B Fans” to help them cope with the heat. In between socializing, dancing, and listening to the best music today’s Hip-Hop and Dance scene have to offer, there were food, merchandise, and alcohol vendors to help keep folks activated. Performers were not announced prior to the event, but special guest performances were expected.

The opening act was K. Camp, who opened with “U Did That,” then went straight into “Money Baby” and “Cut That B*tch Off.”

Trina, “The Baddest Bitch,” held it down for the ladies and hit the stage 90 minutes later, performing her hits “The Baddest Bitch,” “Pull Over,” and “Single Again.”

Waka Flocka Flame closed the show with a high energy performance of “It’s a Party,” “No Hands,” “Hard in the paint,” and “Oh Let’s Do It,” pretty much turning the entire pier on its ear.

Overall it was a great day and experience, and if you missed out on the opportunity to attend Grits & Biscuits this year, you missed out on one of NYC’s great outdoor summer events. Great food, people, drinks + live hip-hop performances = an epic summer night in NYC.

For those of you unfamiliar with Grits & Biscuits, here’s a brief overview, and make sure you get your tickets for next year.

Founded in 2010 by E.Z.Mo Breezy, GRITS & BISCUITS is a premiere entertainment concept that celebrates the southern experience through urban music and cultural connections in a down home environment. The team celebrated their 5th Year Anniversary this past Saturday by throwing a larger than life block party in New York City.