photos by Julie Schabel
"Shout out to EVERYBODY that rocked out tonight at Santos. We kiltttttttttt! I love the sh*! Out my fans" - Sasha Go Hard
"NYC santos just went TF up. Showed hella love. Big shout outs to everybody that came." - Sasha Go Hard
Sasha Go Hard @ Santos - 9/20/12
Here's an indicator of the presence of Chicago's drill scene in hip-hop. Sasha Go Hard, the 20-year-old from the city's South Side, kicked off her New York City debut last night at Santo's Party House by arriving to the stage to Chief Keef's "I Don't Like." At this point, the song's riotous energy and lyrics were pretty familiar with the crowd. It set the tone for her entire set--to the delight of many. After building a fan base from her viral street hits, it's safe to say that Sasha is breaking out of her regional popularity.Chicago rapper Sasha Go Hard made her way to NYC for two shows last week, first at Santos Party House on Thursday (9/20) with LE1F and then at 285 Kent on Saturday (9/22) with DJ Manny, J-Cush, Cedaa, and Durban.
"Make some noise if you are ready to turn up!" Sasha shouted as she hit the stage for her first headlining look. Wearing a black tee with the words "Sasha Go Hard" written in yellow and dark shades, the drill princess wasted little time keeping the crowd fired up. She went in with her standout cuts from her second mixtape Do You Know Who I Am?--first with "Why They Mad?" and then the inked-up anthem "Tatted." Chi-Town's go-to video director and producer DGainz was her hype man for the night, which he accentuated all of her hard-hitting punchlines. [XXL]
For Sasha, the Santos show was her NYC debut. LE1F, on the other hand, is used to tearing it up at his hometown shows, and he played through a bunch of his Dark York mixtape, of course including standout single, "Wut." As mentioned, LE1F is hitting the road with Das Racist, SAFE, and Lakutis for a tour that brings him back to NYC for a show at Irving Plaza on October 15 (moved from the original September 27 date).
More pictures of Sasha and LE1F from the Santos show are below...
Sasha Go Hard