What’s the most bizarre party you’ve ever been to? Did it involve sword swallowing? What about rope dancing? Boxing? Mobb Deep and Mike Jones performing in a boxing ring? No? Well it sounds like you weren’t at FNT at SXSW because that’s exactly what went down.
For those of you unfamiliar with FNT let us break it down for you. FNT is a movement that takes place in NYC. It’s a party/ event/ spectacle that has been happening for quite sometime now, and has developed a pretty huge following. Promoter Bekim Trenova decided what better place to bring the event to than the SXSW festival. So he grabbed a bunch of fighters from NYC, called up some fighters in Austin, got in a huge purple bus and hit the road.
The first thing you noticed when you walked into FNT was that this was no normal SXSW party. This was no music industry party; it was full blown Texas. What other SXSW party would you see a guy with a mermaid tattooed on his face do the worm across a boxing rink with a sword in his throat? What other SXSW party would you be able to see Mobb Deep perform ‘Shook Ones’ in the middle of a boxing ring? Nowhere. That’s where. Oh yeah we forgot to mention that Rome Fortune did made an appearance and DJ Mess Kid was on the decks keeping the people on their feet all night. We talked to Havock and Prodigy from Mobb Deep and here’s what they had to say about FNT Austin, “That shit look pretty ill.” We at The House of Marley are going to go out on a limb and say that FNT Austin was one of the most live parties SXSW has seen in years, and we know it’s only going to get bigger and bigger as the years go one.