DJ Kool Herc, Big Daddy Kane, Rakim Among 2013 NYC Summer Stage Performers

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DJ Kool Herc, Big Daddy Kane, Rakim Among 2013 NYC Summer Stage Performers

UPDATE: Black Sheep, Das EFX, Grand Puba, Pete Rock, DJ Premier, Chubb Rock, Dana Dane and more are involved in this year's incredible lineup curated by Hip Hop's founder. Yasiin Bey's show cancels.

City Park Foundation recently announced the annual Summer Stage. The New York City-based event will have over 100 free music, dance, film, comedy, family and theater programs in 17 parks across the five boroughs. It will go take place June 4–August 29.  

Summer Stage will be celebrating the inception of Hip Hop and reflecting on its four elements in a multi-disciplinary series called “This is _ Hip-Hop.” Some of the highlights of Summer Stage will include a concert curated by Hip Hop's credited founder, DJ Kool Herc, dance performances by The Rock Steady Crew, a Hip Hop musical commission, “King Kong,” and the play “Sweet Billy & The Zooloos."

In addition to Kool Herc, Big Daddy Kane, Rakim, Marley Marl, Black Sheep, Das EFX, Grand Puba, Chubb Rock and Dana Dane will grab the mic, along with a DJ Premier vs. Pete Rock deejay event. Yasiin Bey (a/k/a Mos Def) will also be rocking the stage at The Airborne Toxic Event.

Summer Stage will educate people on the elements of Hip Hop and teach those who attend different skills associated with it.

Here is a Hip Hop schedule for Summer Stage

June

4- Flatbush Zombies/The Underachievers (7pm) @ Red Hook, Brooklyn

5 – Rakim Hosted by Lyricist Lounge (7pm) @ Red Hook, Brooklyn

11 - Rayvon / Red Fox / Golden Child / RSNY Hosted by Shaggy (7pm) @ Von King, Brooklyn

12 – Big Daddy Kane/DJ set by DJ Scratch (7pm) @ Von King, Brooklyn

13 – Chubb Rock/Rob Base (7pm) @ Von King, Brooklyn

14 - Jamal Jackson Dance Company / Movement for the Urban Village (7pm) @ Von King Park, Brooklyn

16 - dead prez/Screening: "Soul Food Junkies" (7pm) @ Von King Park, Brooklyn

18 - Dana Dane/Grand Puba/Hosted by Chubb Rock (7pm) @ Betsy Head Park, Brooklyn

21 - Fête De La Musique:IAM with special guest Rakim (7pm) @ Central Park,Manhattan

29 - Rock Steady Crew/The Premiere of "RSC Ghetto Made"/All Levels Open Dance Master Class by Rock Steady Crew (7pm) @ St. Mary's Park,Bronx

July

10 – DJ Kool Herc (7pm) @ Crotona Park,Bronx

13 - The Ghetto Brothers/Screening:"From Mambo to Hip Hop: A South Bronx Tale" (7pm) @ Crotona Park, Bronx

16 - Mambo to Hip-Hop Part 3: The Graffiti Movement and the Media it Inspires (12pm-6pm) @ THE POINT 940 Garrison Ave, Bronx

16 - Meli'sa Morgan/Marley Marl/Hosted by Bob Lee (7pm) @ Queensbridge Park, Queens

17 - Force MDs/Horace Brown/Jeff Redd/Marley Marl/Hosted by Bob Lee (7pm) @ Queensbridge Park, Queens

18 - Black Sheep/Das EFX/Marley Marl/Hosted by Bob Lee (7pm) @ Queensbridge Park, Queens

19 - Rennie Harris Collective Inc. (Hip Hop Dance) (7pm-8pm) @ Queensbridge Park, Queens

28 - Rock Steady Crew 36th Anniversary Concert Featuring Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth and special guests TBA (3pm) @ Central Park,Manhattan

30 & Aug 1 - "King Kong" By Alfred Preisser & Randy Weiner Directed By Alfred Preisser (8pm) @ Von King Park, Brooklyn

31 - Rock Steady Crew Dance Celebration"RSC Ghetto Made" (8pm) @ Central Park, Manhattan

Aug

5 – “King Kong" By Alfred Preisser & Randy Weiner Directed By Alfred Preisser (8pm) @ Central Park, Manhattan

6 - Jungle Brothers/Zhigge/Hosted by Lyricist Lounge(7pm) @ Marcus Garvey Park, Manhattan

6 & 7 - "King Kong" By Alfred Preisser & Randy Weiner Directed By Alfred Preisser (8pm) @ St. Mary's Park,Bronx

10 - 40th Anniversary of Hip-Hop with DJ Kool Herc and special guests TBA (3pm) @ Central Park, Manhattan

10 - “King Kong" By Alfred Preisser & Randy Weiner Directed By Alfred Preisser (8pm) @ St. Mary's Park,Bronx

11 - Back to the Roots with DJ Kool Herc at 5POINTZ Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Hip-Hop (5pm) @ 5POINTZ 45-46 Davis StLong Island City, Queens

13 & 15 - “King Kong" By Alfred Preisser & Randy Weiner Directed By Alfred Preisser (8pm) @ Marcus Garvey Park, Manhattan

20, 21 and 22 - “King Kong" By Alfred Preisser & Randy Weiner Directed By Alfred Preisser (8pm) @ East River Park, Manhattan

26 - "Wild Style 30th Anniversary Celebration" (6pm) @ East River Park, Manhattan

27 - Pete Rock vs. DJ Premier Hosted by Lyricist Lounge (7pm) @ East River Park, Manhattan

(April 23)

UPDATE: Organizers confirmed yesterday (June 14) that Yasiin Bey (f/k/a Mos Def) has canceled his appearance at the 2013 Summer Stage.

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