Thursday, December 5

Coco 66, located in Greenpoint, BK, is becoming a blossoming location for some of the best new talents in the Hip-Hop scene. Daniel Navetta is working to create a place for Hip-Hop artists and fans to get together and enjoy the music.

 ApK's "The Program" kicked off the second night of its monthly Hip-Hop series in Brooklyn. Having been to the premiere on Nov 7th at Coco 66, we had high expectations for the second and we were not disappointed. Hosted by Combat jack, the room was dimly lit and the stage was set for some spectacular and intimate performances. A "Ferris NYC" pop-up shop had custom design apparel for sale and APK's videographer was ready to capture every punch line. 

 The line-up was thoughtfully put together and the intermissions were fun filled as Dj International took us through the past Hip-Hop jams we all know and love. MC Combat Jack brought energy and enthusiasm as he introduced the performers, conducting brief interviews on stage all while engaging with the audience. Dj duo Party Supplies spun boom bap tracks for newcomer rapper Rothstein and Khary Durgans delivered thought conscious lyrics over soulful sample tracks. Black Dave, Zumo Kollie and Bryant Dope brought the energy with aggressive and energetic lyrics over trap-style synths and snares. Vinny Chase headlined and closed out the night with a mob of his crew on stage. 

 Daniel Navetta and his team at ApK were inspired to create this outlet because they saw the need for it, growing up in NYC; Daniel wanted to create something from his personal tastes. Previously, his team worked with indie rock bands and created "Micro Shows", a similar live performance series. 

 You can check out the footage filmed at the show on ApK's instagram, @weareApK, which will be released on Monday. 

 "We'll be back in 2014 with a bigger and better version of what we've already done with the show so far. Thanks to everyone who has been coming and making it a great place to see hip-hop in Brooklyn", said Daniel.