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Photo Recap: Fool’s Gold Day Off 2017 (New York)

Over the weekend, we attend the annual New York event produced by Fool’s Gold in Coney Island, Brooklyn.

Fool’s Gold Day Off is an amalgamation of indie-run talent and major label breadwinners.


Jay Electronica at Fool's Gold Day Off
Photos: Yamarie Mayol for GRUNGECAKE


ver the weekend, we attend the annual New York event produced by Fool’s Gold in Coney Island, Brooklyn. During the day, the independent label’s function, a list of rising local acts (Remy Banks, Leaf, and more) performed as well as industry-favourites like Jay Electronica and PNB Rock. According to a blurb of text on the website, it is the label’s biggest New York City show to date to occur at Coney Art Walls, a venue that holds 5,000. The venue is art-focused highlighting local street artists in an outdoor setting.

If you aren’t familiar with Fool’s Gold Day Off, it is a travelling event that happens in other parts of the country and overseas. Within the thematic walls in the outdoor museum, thirty-five artists are currently on display. The outdoor museum is open daily between the hours of noon and 10 PM through September. It is art Joseph J. Sitt and Jeffrey Deitch’s curation. Yes, food and drinks are on-site.

I wasn’t on location because I stayed at the Billboard Hot 100 Music Fest to interview Epic Records artist, Kodie Shane. Nonetheless, my favourite walls are the slabs covered by Buff Monster, Crash, D*Face, Eine, Ganzeer, Haze, The London Police, and RETNA. Have a look at the Coney Art Walls’ website to see which art styles pique your interest(s).

In regards to upcoming Fool’s Gold Day Off parties, they will take place in Paris, Los Angeles, Atlanta, and London.

Before you leave, have a look at our photos from the Brooklyn-based festival.

A-Trak at Fool's Gold Day Off

K$ace at Fool's Gold Day Off

Freeway at Fool's Gold Day Off

Rich the Kid at Fool's Gold Day Off

Ski Mask the Slum God at Fool's Gold Day Off


Written by Richardine Bartee

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