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NYC: Chubb Rock, Kurtis Blow and DJ Bent Roc | Presented by SummerStage in Association with Globe Star Media and WBLS
07/10/2012 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
Chubb Rock, often compared to a hip-hop Barry White, dropped out of pre-med at Brown University to pursue his musical career. Regarded as one of the East Coast’s most dexterous rappers, he first appeared on the national rap scene with his self-titled debut, Chubb Rock. His 1991 release, The One, reached #13 on Billboard’s Top Hip-Hop/R&B chart that year. Three singles from that release made it to #1 on Billboard’s Top Rap Single chart list that same year including, the classic song, “Treat Em Right,” “Just the Two of Us” and “Lost in the Storm.”
Kurtis Blow, one of the founders of recorded rap inspired a generation of rappers with his street sense, social criticism, and commercial savvy that was instrumental in raising up a generation of MC’s. One of the first rapper’s to be signed by a major label; he went on to release ten albums over eleven years with numerous hits such as “Basketball” and “If I Ruled the World,” which was famously covered by Nas in 1997. His rhymes feature cinematic sensibilities, opening the world’s eyes and ears to the truths of the inner city. In his newest venture, Blow is the co-founder of the Hip-Hop Church, where he serves as rapper, DJ and worship leader.
DJ Bent Roc is the premiere mix master on New York City’s 107.5 WBLS. Besides spinning for all the station’s events, he spins weekly on Saturdays for his own show, Classic Flavors alongside his partner, legendary rapper, Chubb Rock. With his weekly show, DJ Bent Roc gives respect and attention to the pioneers of hip-hop culture. With over 20 years of DJ experience, along with the Billboard “R&B / Hip Hop Radio Show of the Year” award under his belt, DJ Bent Roc will rock your world!
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