photos by Gretchen Robinette

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The third installment of #LESbeat took place at Chinatown's dim sum restaurant Grand Harmony last night (1/23). The free and semi-private event (tickets were given out through "L.E.S. connects" and donations went to the Lower East Side Girls Club) included traditional Chinese drummers, surprise DJ sets from Matt & Kim, DJ Sliink and Alex Agard, and surprise live sets by hip hop vets Naughty by Nature and The Lox (aka Jadakiss, Styles P and Sheek Louch). We had no idea who was going to play until we got there. There was lots of free food and open bar all night. After The Lox cleared the stage, it became a big dance party with convulsive blinding laser lights, then sort of fizzled out a little after 3am. Pictures of the event are in this post.

Naughty by Nature play NYC again tonight (1/24) as part of the sold-out Masters of Ceremony show at Radio City that also includes DMX, EPMD, Rakim, Brand Nubian, Big Daddy Kane, Slick Rick, Biz Markie, and Black Sheep.

More pictures from #LESbeat, a production of Matt Levine and his Brandsway Creative team, along with Red Bull, below...

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