40th Anniversary of Hip-Hop Culture with

DJ Kool Herc and special guests:

Coke La Rock, Roxanne Shante, Rakim, Big Daddy Kane, DJ Premier, GrandWizzard Theodore, DJ Red Alert, Marley Marl, DJ Jerry Dee, Skoob from DASEFX, Soul Sonic Force & many more!

8.10.2013 | 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm | (2) Comments | Central Park | Directions to Event ›

DJ Kool Herc is considered the “The Founder of Hip-Hop Culture.” In the early stages of Hip-Hop music, he brought his sound system to block parties in the Bronx and began playing the brief rhythmic sections of records which would become known as “breaks.” Using the two-turntable set-up of the disco DJs, Kool Herc’s style led to the use of two copies of the same record to elongate the break. This breakbeat DJing, using hard Funk, Rock, and records with Latin percussion, formed the basis of Hip-Hop music. DJ Kool Herc’s music along with his announcements to his dancers, called  B-Boys and B-Girls, helped pave the way to what everyone now knows as Hip-Hop.

Part of SummerStage’s “This is __ Hip-Hop” series.


SummerStage kindly reminds our patrons that in the interest of public safety the following items cannot be brought into the Central Park venue: glass bottles, cans, coolers, folding chairs, bicycles, rollerblades, skateboards, beach umbrellas, video cameras, tape recorders, professional camera gear or pets.  All bags are subject to search. Bringing alcoholic beverages into any NYC park is forbidden and the distribution or sale of unauthorized promotional materials is not allowed. Beer and wine are on sale at the Central Park venue for on­site consumption only.
  1. Jackie Bashford said on 5.24.2013

    We are going to be in the city on Aug. 9th – Aug 12th. What do I have to do so I am able to see DJ? I am coming from FL and have no idea

    • cpfadmin said on 5.29.2013

      The event is free, first come first served. Doors open at 2pm, one hour before music begins at 3pm. To ensure you see the whole show, get in line early. Follow us on Twitter @SummerStage and like us on Facebook to get line updates and participate in potential contests.

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