The name Pumpkinhead rings bells in the battle and hiphop community for over a decade and is a very well-respected MC. In addition to that he was such a genuinely good person and friend that we lost way too soon. When social media blew up about his passing, we all mourned his death with the shocking news.
But on August 5th at Santos Party House, NYC, we all came together to celebrate the life of Robert Diaz aka Pumpkinhead aka PH, and all of the proceeds from the show went to his family (his 2 sons and wife who is pregnant with their daughter). This is the one show that you shouldn't have missed. It was a huge reunion with countless number of artists ( EOW, UG from Cella Dwellaz, Poison Pen, Skyzoo, Shabaam Sahdeeq, Thirstin Howl, Sadat X, Team Homi, The Arsonists, The Plague, Jean Grae, Immortal Technique, Pharoahe Monch, Rock from Heltah Skeltah, Smif n Wessun and of course DJ's Evil D and Kid Capri on the wheels to name a few.) that came to bless the stage under PH's name, I know they felt him shining down on each of them as they rocked!
For the stage's backdrop, there was a screen with PH's image and throughout the show short PH interview excerpts were shown (which isn't available yet). The night was truly filled with an indescribable amazing amount of love and positive energy by family, friends and fans.
Salute to all who were involved with the putting together the tribute, y'all did an amazing job.
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Photos by: LoEndTheoryNJ and Gagi Write Up by: Gagi