Posted in hiphop | music | pictures on August 26, 2013

photos by Amanda Hatfield, Theophilus London photos by Chris La Putt

Le1f
Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013
Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Brooklyn's free annual Afro-Punk Festival returned to Commodore Barry Park over the weekend for two days (8/24-25) of punk, rap, and everything in between, plus biking, skating, and more. The first day gave us sets from Mykki Blanco, Le1f, Ninjasonik, M.O.P., Saul Williams, Jean Grae, The Heavy, Theophilus London, Rye Rye, and more. Dead Prez made a "special guest" appearance, and word on the street was that Alicia Keys was supposed to as well, but she was a no show. Pictures of day 1 are in this post, and more are at Facebook and Google+.

Stay tuned for coverage of day 2. More day 1 pics below...

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Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

The Skins

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Small Axe

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Jean Grae

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Rebelmatic

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

The London Souls

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Unlocking The Truth

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Wicked Wisdom

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Theophilus London (by Chris La Putt)

2013 Afropunk Festival in Photos - Commodore Barry Park, Brooklyn, NYC - August 24th and 25th, 2013

2013 Afropunk Festival in Photos - Commodore Barry Park, Brooklyn, NYC - August 24th and 25th, 2013

2013 Afropunk Festival in Photos - Commodore Barry Park, Brooklyn, NYC - August 24th and 25th, 2013

2013 Afropunk Festival in Photos - Commodore Barry Park, Brooklyn, NYC - August 24th and 25th, 2013

2013 Afropunk Festival in Photos - Commodore Barry Park, Brooklyn, NYC - August 24th and 25th, 2013

2013 Afropunk Festival in Photos - Commodore Barry Park, Brooklyn, NYC - August 24th and 25th, 2013

2013 Afropunk Festival in Photos - Commodore Barry Park, Brooklyn, NYC - August 24th and 25th, 2013

2013 Afropunk Festival in Photos - Commodore Barry Park, Brooklyn, NYC - August 24th and 25th, 2013

2013 Afropunk Festival in Photos - Commodore Barry Park, Brooklyn, NYC - August 24th and 25th, 2013

2013 Afropunk Festival in Photos - Commodore Barry Park, Brooklyn, NYC - August 24th and 25th, 2013

2013 Afropunk Festival in Photos - Commodore Barry Park, Brooklyn, NYC - August 24th and 25th, 2013

2013 Afropunk Festival in Photos - Commodore Barry Park, Brooklyn, NYC - August 24th and 25th, 2013

2013 Afropunk Festival in Photos - Commodore Barry Park, Brooklyn, NYC - August 24th and 25th, 2013

2013 Afropunk Festival in Photos - Commodore Barry Park, Brooklyn, NYC - August 24th and 25th, 2013

2013 Afropunk Festival in Photos - Commodore Barry Park, Brooklyn, NYC - August 24th and 25th, 2013

2013 Afropunk Festival in Photos - Commodore Barry Park, Brooklyn, NYC - August 24th and 25th, 2013

2013 Afropunk Festival in Photos - Commodore Barry Park, Brooklyn, NYC - August 24th and 25th, 2013

2013 Afropunk Festival in Photos - Commodore Barry Park, Brooklyn, NYC - August 24th and 25th, 2013

2013 Afropunk Festival in Photos - Commodore Barry Park, Brooklyn, NYC - August 24th and 25th, 2013

2013 Afropunk Festival in Photos - Commodore Barry Park, Brooklyn, NYC - August 24th and 25th, 2013

2013 Afropunk Festival in Photos - Commodore Barry Park, Brooklyn, NYC - August 24th and 25th, 2013

2013 Afropunk Festival in Photos - Commodore Barry Park, Brooklyn, NYC - August 24th and 25th, 2013

Le1f

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Ninjasonik

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Psycho Egyptian

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Mykki Blanco

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

The Heavy

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Rye Rye

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Dead Prez

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Mop

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Saul Williams

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park - 8/24/2013

Even more pictures at Facebook and Google+.

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Comments (27)

Woah Omar! Sad I missed this. Looks like S. Williams tore it up per usual.

Posted by anon | August 26, 2013 9:50 AM

Nice contrast between the anti-swasitka shirt and the photo of people doing the Heil.

Posted by Anonymous | August 26, 2013 9:52 AM

Great festival

Posted by Anonymous | August 26, 2013 9:53 AM

I have a fat cock. My shit is all pressed up lol. Fuck all you posers with weak-ass cocks lmao.

-- Max Horwich, gay, Wesleyan '08

Posted by Anonymous | August 26, 2013 10:00 AM

trash talk pics?

Posted by Anonymous | August 26, 2013 10:24 AM

Pharoahe Monch came out with Jean Grae; nice. The London Souls and The Heavy are great bands, too.

Posted by Anonymous | August 26, 2013 10:42 AM

Afropunk really needs to step up their tweet game. A bunch of last-minute schedule & stage changes and nary a word about it on social media.

Posted by Anonymous | August 26, 2013 11:44 AM

Why do I get the feeling Trash Talk didn't show up? Why would they play a one-off free show when they could play a fest and a club show?

Btw this should be called "Afro Poser Punk Fest" because I have never seen such a collection of fake rebels in my life. Not to mention I've never seen so many people dress like Living Colour and Kings X dressed onstage in the early '90s.

Btw where was Kings X on this? Fishbone? 24-7 Spyz? I love it, bands who not only were original but successfully commerically to varying degrees and pioneered post-Motown black rock 'n' roll don't play but Will Fucking Smith's wife's band plays. I know 24 played a few years ago but that's too long especially when they're from the city.

Posted by D | August 26, 2013 11:51 AM

D, you're such a dick-rider. So much criticism to go around. I look forward to your breakthrough single, "Fixing Music: One Brooklyn Vegan Comment at a Time."

Fuck you, shitboy!

Posted by Anonymous | August 26, 2013 12:07 PM

trash talk played the next day

Posted by Anonymous | August 26, 2013 12:15 PM

Yo trash talk showed up and like incited a riot. It was intense. Im pretty suprised theres no pic's of it up, there was like a 200 person moshpit during trashtalk and Lee had technical probs and got a wireless mic. This lead him going like 100 yards into the crowd getting everyone to go nuts.

Posted by Anonymous | August 26, 2013 12:23 PM

U-G-L-Y
D AIN'T GOT NO ALIBI
D JUST UGLY

Posted by Anonymous | August 26, 2013 12:25 PM

@11:51 Living Colour and DEATH played this, but totally agree on Will Smiths wife's band, that's a joke.

Posted by Anonymous | August 26, 2013 12:28 PM

ummm yea i agree 12:23 haha. it was basically wall of death from warped tour days between the "left side" and the helpless security fools/barricade. It was pretty funny to watch!

Posted by Anonymous | August 26, 2013 12:36 PM

We learned one thing for certain: and it's that Ninjasonik remain the absolute worst pieces of shit making music in all of Brooklyn (and perhaps the world).

Posted by Anonymous | August 26, 2013 2:43 PM

12:07 AWWWWW I hurt your feelings. Shitboy? Hahaha. I wrote "D-rider" first so you fail big time.

12:36 "Warped Tour days" LOL

As opposed to the "Lollapalooza days"?

Your "moshpit" eats shit compared to the 1985-92 pits you'd cry about if you were caught in them, poser.

Posted by D | August 26, 2013 4:53 PM

Maybe I'd cry because the mosh pits today are softer or whatever, but at least I have all my teeth you knuckle dragging neanderthal.

Posted by Anonymous | August 26, 2013 5:20 PM

This shit is truly weak, but mostly because the fans don't really care. Not one of them would go out of their way for a band

Posted by Anonymous | August 26, 2013 6:02 PM

Wait, so who was Kidtronik?? Was that a fake band to bring on Saul Williams? I figured he just didn't show up when Ded Prez was announced.

Was Kidtronik a front? They were horrible. I, and a lot of other people, ended up leaving soon after they went on stage.

Posted by Anonymous | August 26, 2013 9:56 PM

do you think D's asshole has a chinstrap?

Posted by Anonymous | August 26, 2013 10:30 PM

D fucks guys for a living

Posted by Anonymous | August 26, 2013 11:43 PM

Wow, the people-watching alone looks amazing!

Posted by Anonymous | August 29, 2013 12:17 AM

The beat is definitely somewhat borrowed by Macklemore, but he adds in his own twists to it and also the song Thrift Shop isn't about homosexuality at all. Same Love is, and it is also a very simplistic, but heartwarming and insightful take. Tyler The Creator actually also borrowed some beats from Kanye West's Late Registration for his Goblin album. Tons of artists do this, but I do feel IF Macklemore did borrow it, he should pay some sort of respect to this guy...but perhaps it was purely accidental? Idk...

Posted by Melanie | December 17, 2013 11:53 AM

Omg!!!! Finally!!!! A genre of music and ppl i can ACTUALLY identify with!!!! I'm so syked right now :))))

Posted by Anderson | January 31, 2014 4:10 AM

freaking awesome man.

Posted by chris | February 11, 2014 7:45 PM

What a party! that was good energy this festival, congratulations to the organizers

Posted by massagem curitiba | April 10, 2014 3:38 PM

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