Friday, October 30, 2009

"Saving Seamus Ryan" Release Parties Recap!

(above: photo by Chris Hunter- Rhode Island)

I can't keep up with Eso, he's updating his site constantly these days. He already posted a recap of the Saving Seamus Ryan release parties in Rhode Island and Mass, but I figured I'd share some pictures from the event as well. By the way, the parties were a blast! Everyone killed it! Thanks to all the people who came out and supported.

It was good to finally see my man Blacastan perform live. Check out his new mixtape The Master Builder. It'll wet your appetite for his Brick debut right around the corner. Apathy put on a great show in Boston, and the headliners were in full effect...

(above: photo courtesy of Boston)

7L, Esoteric and Beyonder united for something special, performing selections ranging from the Soul Purpose days all the way up to the present. Eso performed a condensed rendition of Saving Seamus Ryan, complete with cameo appearances from Qwill (Hold On) and Benny Macko (Blacastan). It was quite the show.

I gotta of course say thank you to Eso for having me on the bill for both events, and definitely have to send a shout out to Beyonder for holding it down on the tables for my sets. He was killing it! At the end of Be Yourself Syndrome, Raheem and I just fell back and let him cut for mad long... he was in the zone. Which reminds me, I can't forget to give a shout out to Raheem Jamal and thank him for holding it down with me at all these shows. Do NOT sleep on Boombox / Project Move / Electric! It's truly a pleasure to be rocking on stage with him.

(above: Raheem Jamal, myself - Rhode Island- photo by Chris Hunter)

(below: Beyonder - photo courtesy

I was also thoroughly impressed that Beyonder didn't miss a beat when somebody handed him a beer on stage directly in the middle of hyping for Word Association with 7L & Esoteric. Anybody who knows that track has to know how important not missing a word is. Besides that, there were just a lot of great moments from each night. I think my personal highlight during my set was performing Losers and getting some great crown interaction / participation. There's nothing better than a good crowd. I'm regretting not filming this one (I seem to never use my video camera), but here's a couple more pictures...

(above: top two photos courtesty, third photo by Matt Conley- Boston)

(below: photos by Chris Hunter- Rhode Island)

Enjoy your Halloween, be safe!


  1. Will,

    Nice review. Dunno about RI, but the Boston show was definitely a blast. The review of the Boston show is going to be up on Potholes real soon and I can send you the pics I took if you want them too.


  2. Yo Zach, i figured you'd want to keep the pics on your end at least until you post your review, which by the way I'm looking forward to checking out! Thanks again for coming through. I'm DEFINITELY interested in getting my hands on those pics! Take care.