We hosted a party to celebrate The Next Next Level, which is a new book by Leon Neyfakh about rap, music, friendship, and what it means to be a fan. The book is incredible. The party was nice, too!

Let’s cue up some photos:

the man of the hourMeet Leon. Leon wrote the book that we are celebrating tonight!

_MG_8956A.D.I.D.A.S.: All Day I Dream About Spanikopita

aggressively chill Hiya babes.

audience Let’s light this candle.

carlo in pain What is happening in this picture.

cuteieTen out of ten.

david djs This is David Shapiro. In addition to bequeathing his musical sensibilities to the party, he is also a writer who wrote a really good book which you can add to cart right now. YEE!

dj cool dave (Shortly before dropping Beenie Man’s “Dude” and the crowd went wild.)

flour shop treats Edible microphones in precious-metal colors by Amirah Kassem of Flour Shop. What an ingenious lass she is.

folks Looks like someone needs a refill!

happy familyOne big happy four-eyed family.

jon jon goulian Fun fact: the man with the sick tattoos is named Jon-Jon Goulian, and he is the author of an incredible book with the incredible title of The Man in the Gray Flannel Skirt. Try it. You’ll like it.

mark krotov Mark Krotov of Melville House toasts the man of the hour by forcefully jabbing his forefinger in the air. Best way to do it!

mina's tattoo Strong braid.

partygoers These two are definitely hatching a plan.

teddy with crushed beer canThis is Teddy Blanks. Teddy is a polymath whose talents include design, music, and a general mastery of impeccable moves.

teddy's footworkHere is Teddy performing. Look at those mesmerizing hips. They don’t lie.

teddy gets intense Conviction.

molly profile Letting the music wash over her in a wave.

jemme laughingYou’d be grinning, too!

teddy hugs greta Post-performance hug game: superb.

There is no explanation wait what

willy“You know what they say: success in business is 50% hard work and 50% the right cigar.”

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