Ralph McDaniels’ Hip Hop in the Park (Long Island City, Queens)

Socrates Sculpture Park:

SATURDAY, JULY 28, 2018 • 3 – 7PM

Socrates Sculpture Park partners with legendary VJ, producer, and hip hop pioneer Ralph McDaniels to present Hip Hop in the Park, a family-friendly festival celebrating the four elements of hip hop – emcees, DJs, dance troupes, and graffiti art – and 35 years of McDaniels’ groundbreaking music video program, Video Music Box.

Join us for this exciting afternoon of FREE entertainment including:

-A hip hop jam featuring Queens’ own Disco Twins, Large Professor and more!

-Youth performances from 696 Build Queensbridge and artists selected by the Queens Hip Hop Festival

-Family art-making activities with Socrates artists Pam Reyes & Devin Garcia as well as The Blue Bus Project

-Photographer Queenscapes will be on-site capturing community portraits

-Sherwin Banfield – one of our 2018 Artist Fellows – will be sharing his upcoming hip hop inspired project ‘A Cypher in Queens’ for The Socrates Annual exhibition opening October 7th.

-Delicious food offerings from Forward Roots and Terry & Yaki

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DJ Muggs Announces New Album, releases single with MF DOOM & Freddie Gibbs • Word Is Bond

DJ Muggs has just announced a new album called ‘Assassination Day’, which is scheduled to be released August 3rd through his Soul Assassins imprint. The album itself will feature a “chapter” concept with a number of emcees.

For example, MF DOOM has a two-song “chapter” with one of the collaborative tracks featuring Freddie Gibbs (as the first single, which you could hear below). This “chapter” of the MUGGSxDOOM concept will be released next Friday, June 29th. You can already pre-order the vinyl now.

According to Madlib’s website, Assassination Day “is a thematic album with a vigilante concept where hip-hop takes corruption head-on, figuratively killing off powerful evildoers in positions of power as the story unfolds.”

Soul Assassins Records will be releasing a limited vinyl of 1000 pressings (already being sold on the website) of the two-song project between Muggs & DOOM. A portion of that (300 copies) will be distributed with colored vinyl packages and will include an exclusive Kool G Rap’s remix of “Corona” and also two unreleased instrumentals by Muggs.

In addition to this, there will be 300 handmade copies that will be sold on Rappcats, packaged in five unique screen-printed jackets. The other 300 will be sold in Europe via HHV. The last 100 will be sold at a pop-up event at Rappcats HQ in Los Angeles (Highland Park) next Saturday, June 30th. The event is free, and it’s from noon-6PM, so be sure to arrive early!

Listen to the song ‘Deathwish’ below. Also, check out the preview to the animated video, which will be out Tuesday.

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The 2018 DMC NYC DJ Battle

Wednesday, March 7th, 2018 @ Le Poisson Rouge (158 Bleecker Street, New York, NY 10012)
$15 adv. $20 day of. http://bit.ly/2FbDiy6

DJS contact Christie Z at usa@dmcworld.com by March 1th 11:59pm EST to register.

Flyer by HAKS-180. Photo by Ignacio Soltero!

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Wu-Tang Rolling Paper Launch Party w/ Rza, Wu-Tang Killa Beez and Inspectah Deck

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Jungle Brothers, Live in NYC @ Fat Buddha (9.21.2017)

Celebrating the birthday of Lord Kimchi, and also featuring J-Smoke, Roli Rho, Marvl, and DaHeatadakid. link

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Bobbito Garcia’s 50th Bday Party

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