Jah Jah Brown and Telli Michaels (second and fifth from left) of Ninjasonik with crew during their performance. (Photos: Nick McManus)

Ninjasonik hosted a wild music video shoot for their new single “Hoolies” at Lower East Side bar The Skinny last night. The NYC music staple comprised of rappers Jah Jah Brown and Telli Michaels also used the occasion to kick off their new party series Disco Trap, and at least a hundred friends from the art-bar scene and their Fame School hip-hop family came through.

Ninjasonik with their supporting artist, DJs and audience at the finale of their performance.

The film crew started shooting warm-up performances by Mally CoopLoyal Duce, and  NOVA Knuckleheads that got Skinny’s floor quickly hyped with the beats spun by Studio50h and Superpusha. When Ninjasonik started their first of two sets at 11pm the crowd surged and before you knew it a cauldron of bangers started bouncing off each other. Crowd-surfers were being launched above the moshpit two at a time.

Hip-hop artist Manolo Rose (second from right) with Jah Jah Brown (at right) outside The Skinny.

During their decade of putting on wild shows everywhere from deep Bushwick to glamorous Chelsea, Ninjasonik has always embraced the rock element to their hip-hop. It’s because of this they’ve stayed relevant to both their longtime supporters and new fans that feel the welcoming vibe of their giant posse. Other big names such as major hip-hop stars Manolo Rose and Mr. Star City came out to show their support and the evening amounted to a big reunion.

Fame School rapper Mr. Star City (center) with friends during Ninjasonik’s performance.

DJ Studio50h (top behind booth) keeping The Skinny’s dance floor alive between performances during the video shoot.

Crowdsurfers during Ninjasonik’s performance.