Rome Fortune To Perform at the Official #SMWNYC Closing Party

On Friday night, February 26th, the Official VIP Closing Party will take place at the iconic Diamond Horseshoe venue at The Paramount Hotel. If you’re an Insider Passholder, join us to wrap up the 2016 edition of Social Media Week along with LDV Hospitality.

We’re bringing together New York’s digital elite with a complete open bar featuring Heineken’s portfolio of beers, specialty cocktails from Jose Cuervo, wine and bubbly. There will be plenty of dancing, food, we’re excited to announce that Rome Fortune will perform!

In the most cosmic sense of the word, Rome Fortune is Atlanta’s newest star. Green-bearded and crop-topped, 6’5” in cowboy boots, he takes the stage like an eclipse and flips straighforward bars into lunar poetry. But even with such otherworldly swagger, Rome’s music connects with fans because of how powerfully (and sometimes painfully) human it really is.

His new album, Jerome Raheem Fortune (out Friday 2/26 on Fool’s Gold) is the true story of this man who fell to earth. Rome’s Beautiful Pimp mixtapes (“rap as motivational speaking, generous and all-inclusive” – Pitchfork) and collaborations with everyone from turn-up trailblazers OG Maco and ILoveMakonnen to Four Tet and Toro Y Moi were merely the prelude to JRF’s nakedly honest storytelling.

Over loose, dreamlike tracks from longtime collaborator Cubby, Rome gets extra real about his struggles: his parents, his children, and their mothers… his dreams, his demons, and the drugs that may be fueling both. Even Kaytranada produced single “Dance” is an outlier, an uptempo song about escape rather than elation. Yet nothing on Jerome Raheem Fortune is a drag; over the course of 11 potent tracks, Rome Fortune presents hip hop catharsis at its most compelling. Head towards the outer limits of rap with a guide who is intimately familiar.

TJ Mizell Will DJ the #SMWNYC Official Closing Party!

To wrap up the 2016 edition of Social Media Week new York, organizers Crowdcentric and LDV Hospitality are hosting the Official Closing VIP Party in New York City.

We’re taking over Diamond Horseshoe and bringing together New York’s digital elite with a complete open bar featuring Heineken’s portfolio of beers, specialty cocktails from Jose Cuervo, wine and bubbly. There will be plenty of music, dancing, food, and surprises!

We’re excited to announce that one of the music performances of the night will be TJ Mizell!

TJ Mizell

TJ Mizell follows in the footsteps of his father, the late Jam Master Jay of “RUN D.M.C.” TJ has harnessed skills passed down to him and mastered his own technique – an eclectic style that is Hip-Hop and EDM influenced. He is an innovative artist fusing his love for fashion, dance music, & Hip-Hop to create a diverse portfolio.

In 2014, TJ became the official touring DJ for rapper “A$AP FERG.” He quickly hit the road and has toured across the world playing some of the hottest venues and festivals the past couple of years alongside Ferg & Marty Baller. Working with many superstars in both the dance and hip-hop industries, TJ has collaborated with other numerous artists, including Mia, Paper Diamond, DJ Scratch, and RUN D.M.C. His mission is to share his musical obsession with the entire world just as his dad did in the 80’s.

If he isn’t scratching or producing, you can find the trendsetting and skating through the streets of NYC and around the globe!