With A Little Help From Some Of Dallas’ Hottest Rappers Going, The All/Everything Crew Celebrated Texas Hip-Hop At Large At RBC On Sunday Night.
All photos by Karlo X. Ramos.
Since bursting onto the Dallas nightlife scene in the spring of 2016, Dallas’ All/Everything crew has been the city’s most dominant Sunday night force thanks to the fact that it packs in hundreds of young revelers looking to extend their weekends into the cozy confines of Deep Ellum venue RBC week after week.
That All/Everything has become such a hit maybe isn’t a crazy surprise. Its model succeeds both locally and beyond (on more than a few occasions, All/Everything has been tapped to bring its party to other markets across the country) at least in part because of its format’s very effective simplicity: Each week, host DJs John Stewart and Blue, The Misfit play familiar, popular cuts from a single artist because, well, there’s truth in the duo’s “all” and “everything” advertising; and, because they know exactly what they’re going to get once they walk in the doors, the crowd is already primed and ready for what’s to come each time. It’s a winning formula, for sure.
Every now and then, though, that formula gets opened up a bit, just as it did last night. At this party, rather than celebrate the music of a single act (and maybe that act’s collaborators), Sunday night’s “All Texas Everything” honored the rich sonic history of the entire state’s hip-hop output. But, given the setting and guests on-hand, things definitely took on a Dallas bent. Along with a guest set from Dallas’ own DJ Maxavelli, area rappers G.U.N., E-Mannie and Mel from The Outfit, TX also joined the hosts on stage at various points in the night, hopping on the mic and hyping up the crowd to make sure that such hometown classics as Big Tuck’s “Southside Da Realist” got their proper due.
And, from the looks of the above photos of the bash from Karlo X. Ramos, it looks like those efforts to turn the crowd up worked.