On December 12th, Sleepy Hallow was welcomed home for the final stop of his Still Sleep? tour at the Irving Plaza in New York City, only a 26 minute subway ride away from where his rap career began in Brooklyn. Brooklyn drill music has grown rapidly in recent years, and Sleepy Hallow is one of the hottest in the scene right now. His hits “Deep End Freestyle,” “Tip Toe,” and “2055” all went viral over the last year and brought the Brooklyn star’s music to the ears of new listeners worldwide.
Upon walking onto the Irving Plaza stage, Sleepy was met with an electric audience, yet he still moved with a humble confidence - he was home. Sleepy’s performance matched the audience’s energy and the crowd rapped every song back to him in the overflowing venue.
The rapper came to his hometown show prepared, as he brought several New York stars to join him on stage. New York celebrity J.I. wearing a ski mask and massive chains along with Rowdy Rebel both made an appearance on stage to perform several songs. Rowdy Rebel made sure to perform “Computers” featuring Bobby Shmurda. Although Shmurda wasn’t in attendance, the crowd made sure to replace his absence by singing his verse for him.
When the show seemed to be losing energy, none other than the fellow Brooklyn native Fivio Foreign took the stage with a cup of liquor in hand - the crowd was in disbelief. Fivio smiled, laughed, and got settled in the middle of the stage surrounded by his entourage, before igniting a mosh pit to his song “Big Drip”. This year has been a huge year for the rapper after his noteworthy feature on Ye's Donda, making a hometown performance by him even more meaningful.
The fact that Sleepy Hallow was able to bring together so many big figures of the Brooklyn drill scene together on the same stage shows that he is a true star in the city and is beloved by both his hometown peers and fans alike.