hip hop 50th anniversary shows

hip hop 50th anniversary shows

Hip Hop 50th Anniversary shows

For 50 years, there hasn’t been a party in America quite like a hip-hop party. And for the artists who’ve made it into a cultural and worldwide phenomenon, the party isn’t stopping anytime soon.

Aug. 11 marks the agreed-upon birth of the culture, 50 years to the day from when DJ Kool Herc held a going-back-to-school party for his sister Cindy on Sedgwick Avenue in the Bronx. A 15-minute medley during the Grammys in February kicked off the year of celebration, De La Soul’s music finally hit streaming services, and the Fugees pulled off a surprise reunion at the Roots Picnic in early June. Now that summer is here, the hip-hop celebrations will be lined up back to back, like songs on a mixtape.

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