Something Dope For The People is carving its name into the events scene with gatherings that empower new artists and provide the music community with unforgettable energy. Founded by Jordan Saint-Pierre in 2019, it has gone from a small platform for creative minds to a global movement, racking up thousands of attendees, over 200 events, and hundreds of millions of views on social media.

Their secret? True passion for empowering creatives. What began as a concert series and networking event for Saint-Pierre’s circle has blossomed into a vibrant community that spans continents. “Artists have said that Something Dope For The People changed their lives,” beams the 28-year-old entrepreneur. 

Apart from its signature open-mic experience, Something Dope For The People lends itself to the community with events like “Something Dope For The Ladies” and “Something Alt For The People.” Their “Pass the Aux” event is a breeding ground for rising stars.  It has been dubbed a “cheat code” for industry insiders by United Masters Senior A&R Manager Aaron Hunter. Even more impressive, Rolling Loud, the biggest hip-hop festival in the world, reached out to Something Dope to host their first-ever “open-mic” at the festival this year, giving them their own stage. Something Dope provided a platform for fans to rap and sing their own songs at Rolling Loud’s 10-year anniversary LA festival.

SDFTP 3 credit Bundy Mcbuckets

(Courtesy of Jaycee Acala)

A number of music industry players have been spotted at these events like A&R execs James Supreme of Def Jam and Interscope’s Vice President of A&R “Hopp.” Superstar rappers like DDG have also been in attendance. DDG hit the stage at one of Something Dope’s LA Grammy series events in 2022 where they did four events in one week. That same week, producer G-Ry, who has credits for artists like PARTYNEXTDOOR, Big Sean and Kehlani provided an instrumental for independent artists to freestyle over at one of Something Dope’s signature cyphers. Acts like Lekan and Myles Smith performed at Something Dope events in the early stages of their now successful careers. Dynamic duo Flyana Boss had their first-ever show at Something Dope, performing there for years to develop their craft before going on to host their own sold-out shows and even collaborate with legends like Missy Elliot.

Hosted by the magnetic Jeremy Hecht, Something Dope’s open mic nights are more than just performances. “To me, it’s purpose. I am extremely grateful to be a part of this movement,” Hecht told LA Weekly. “One person telling us that this thing inspired them was enough. But to hear it from as many people as we have, it lets me know that this is divinely guided.” Hecht’s unique hosting inserts guided meditations, breathwork and manifestations into the event to help calm nerves and unite the crowd’s creative energy.

And Something Dope has inspired thousands of artists. Attendees have flown in from other countries and even slept outside of the venue to be first in line, feats that would likely guarantee a performance during the event. Otherwise, the performer’s fate is left to chance, as names are pulled out of a hat by members of the crowd to determine who is next to hit the stage.

SDFTP 2 Credit Maiwand Taufiq

(Courtesy of Jaycee Acala)

The future looks bright for Saint-Pierre and Something Dope For The People. The company is brewing plans for its own festival, aiming to bridge the gap between LA and other cities while providing a welcoming space for artists to shine. With their unwavering dedication and a growing list of success stories, Something Dope For The People is becoming quite a force in the event industry. Their tour will be taking them from country to country this summer with events in Toronto and Palermo, Italy.

The Something Dope team consists of a dedicated group of individuals who join together with a common goal of creating the best possible experience for their community of creatives. From Bundy McBuckets and Maiwand Taufiq on the amazing content team to Jaycee Alcala’s recognizable photos at every event and DJ Chrissy Chris keeping things live on the turntables, the crew is an unstoppable force within the LA music scene, and they did it all without compromising their core value of putting the creatives first.

Follow them on socials and be on the lookout for their upcoming open mic, pass the aux and their newest event “60 Seconds Is All I Need” where artists get one minute or less to showcase the best part of their song and the crowd decides on the best songs of the night. Something Dope For The People has taken on a life of its own, but it can only properly be described by experiencing one of their events.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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