Last night, Spanish Harlem rapper Bodega Bamz celebrated the release of his new album, Sidewalk Exec, in front of a packed house at S.O.B.s in New York City.
From the time the doors opened at 10:30 PM, the multi-cultural crowd filled up the popular New York venue. Attendees included hip-hop trio Flatbush Zombies, rapper/reality star Peter Gunz, Duck Down CEO Dru Ha and many more. Hot 97′s own DJ Juanyto provided the pre-show sounds on 1′s and 2′s, while Peter Rosenberg held it down as the host.
At around 11:40 PM, the lights of S.O.B.s shut off as the man of the night, Bodega Bamz, was introduced. The “Strictly 4 My P.A.P.I.Z.” rapper along with his brother Ohla and members of his Tanboy crew took over the stage in unforgettable fashion. With a huge Puerto Rican flag on one side of the stage and a Dominican flag on the other, Bamz and company set the tone early for the rest of the night. Going back and forth between new records off his Sidewalk Exec LP (“El Rey,” “Billy Bats”) and his debut mixtape, Strictly 4 My P.A.P.I.Z. (“Say Amen,” “P.A.P.I.”), Bamz’ energy on stage was contagious and his delivery passionate. Towards the end of the night, Bodega welcomed the Flatbush Zombies on stage to pay tribute to their fallen friend A$AP Yams with a moment of silence. Shortly after, Bamz and the Flatbush trio treated fans to a live performance of their latest collaboration, “Bring Em Out” off Bodega’s new LP. The Spanish Harlem rapper capped off the night by performing his biggest hit to date, “Don Fransisco,” and thanking his fans for the support and love.