Photos by: Rodney Campos
True hip hop was given center stage at The Happiness of Pursuit Fest which catered to the tastes of both true hip hop heads and to those seeking enlightenment through bars. None of the artists present were Billboard darlings or ever really mainstream but all were beloved in the eyes of those who understand the true art form of hip hop as a means of speaking truth to power purely through lyrics and a dope beat. Whether it be Murs, R.A. The Rugged Man, Crooked I or Slaughterhouse, or Havoc of the legendary Mobb Deep, all these artists made a mark on the underground.