East River Park – August 22nd
Hip-hop brand “Lyricist Lounge” will celebrate its 20-year anniversary with a performance of two of the most influential producer/DJs in the history of hip-hop. If you are a true hip-hop head then this performance needs no introduction. Two giants of hip-hop in the art of DJing and the art of making beats come together on stage in a battle for the love of the culture they defined during the late 80’s and early 90’s. Pete Rock built his legacy early on as ½ of the duo Pete Rock and CL Smooth and DJ Premier as ½ of the group Gangstarr. Both men provided the musical production and DJ responsibilities for their respective groups but eventually branched out to other projects. In between touring the world as club DJs their production credits have become a virtual who-s who in hip-hop – Jay-Z, Kanye West, Biggie Smalls, Run DMC, and Nas, just to name a few. Very few producer/DJ’s have been celebrated in hip-hop as these two are. With a knowledge of hip-hop culture that runs deeper than most, and a tenacity for rocking parties, this is sure to be one of the most celebrated DJ party duels ever conceived.