Dropping Inwards: East Coast Hip-Hop

Canadian hip-hop is in for a treat with the upcoming release of veteran, east coast emcee Phakt’s new album ‘Dropping Inwards.’  Gardner Photography received a satisfying, exclusive first listen to the album this past January after providing all of the photography used in the accompanying artwork which was designed by Scott Miller.  ‘Dropping Inwards’ is set for a March release date, and alongside the three time Halifax DJ Olympics Battle-rap champion are features from Expedyte of Three Sheet, Knucklehead, J-Bru, Jay Bizzy and more.  Stay tuned!


In association with ‘Let ‘Em Laugh Productions’ and ‘Pristine’ Skate & Lifestyle Boutique, Phakt’s first single was brought to life with visuals filmed in uptown Saint John’s hottest clothing store.

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Sexy & Classy NYE Extravaganza

Roxstarpix and WootWoot Entertainment sought to create a memorable New Year`s Event in the Port City featuring DJ Matty Jay.  Gardner Photography was invited to the Function Junction to capture some of the action as Saint Johners rang in 2016 in style, with a dress-code enforced and nacho-bar on hand.  Cheers to health and happiness in the New Year!!!

Hopscotch 2015

The Hopscotch Hip-Hop Celebration in Halifax has been gaining momentum the past couple of years.  It has grown to become one of the premiere hip-hop events in the Maritimes, culminating this year with live performances from rap legend Rakim and one of the hottest artists doing it right now, Freddie Gibbs.  The goal of the festival is to celebrate ALL of the elements of hip-hop including the ‘Original Four;’ MCing, Breakdancing, DJing, and Graffing.  Gardner Photography was in the building and got the honour of shaking hands with Rakim, and snapping a few shots of Gibbs on stage ‘Thuggin.’  On the way out of town, we also stopped to check out some of the AMAZING urban art created at the ‘REVIVE’ event in Dartmouth the day before the Rakim/Gibbs show.  Check out a few shots in the gallery below.

Hopscotch Event Information – http://www.halifax.ca/hopscotch/

Hopscotch on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/hopscotchhalifax