Posted in hiphop | music | tour dates on April 21, 2011

Rakim @ Rock the Bells 2010 (more by Brook Bobbins)
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Talib Kweli is not the only hip hop great scheduled to play a free NYC show as part of Summerstage this summer. The series will host hip hop notables like Special Ed (6/8 in Betsey Head Park), Nice & Smooth with The Awesome Two (6/15 in Von King Park), Slick Rick (7/12 in Crotona Park), Kool Moe Dee (7/19 in Queensbridge Park), The Sugarhill Gang (8/2 in Tappen Park, Staten Island), and The Cold Crush Brothers (8/24 in East River Park), and others.

Funkmaster Flex will host his own set of "Salute to Hip Hop" Summerstage shows, and though most of the performers have yet to be announced, EPMD will perform at the first on 6/7 at Betsy Head Park in Brooklyn. EPMD will return with Rakim to take on Summerstage in Central Park on 9/21, and before that Funkmaster Flex has other shows going on in Soundview Park on 6/28 (performers TBA), in Queensbridge Park on 7/21, a show with Rob Base on 8/9 at Marcus Garvey Park.

More details to the previously mentioned shows, are below.

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Salute to Hip-Hop featuring
EPMD / FUNKMASTER FLEX
Presented in Association with Globe Star Media
Tuesday, June 07
Betsy Head Park, Brooklyn
Show at 7:00 pm

SPECIAL ED
Wednesday, June 08
Betsy Head Park, Brooklyn
Show at 7:00 pm

NICE AND SMOOTH and THE AWESOME 2
Wednesday, June 15
Von King Park, Brooklyn
Show at 7:00 pm

TALIB KWELI
Tuesday, June 21
Red Hook Park, Brooklyn
Show at 7:00 pm

Salute to Hip-Hop featuring
FUNKMASTER FLEX and Special Guests
Presented in Association with Globe Star Media
Tuesday, June 28
Soundview Park, Bronx
Show at 7:00 pm

SLICK RICK with DJ BRUCIE B
Tuesday, July 12
Crotona Park, Bronx
Show at 7:00 pm

KOOL MOE DEE
Tuesday, July 19
Queensbridge Park, Queens
Show at 7:00 pm

Salute to Hip-Hop featuring
FUNKMASTER FLEX and Special Guests
Presented in Association with Globe Star Media
Thursday, July 21
Queensbridge Park, Queens
Show at 7:00 pm

THE SUGARHILL GANG
Tuesday, August 02
Tappen Park, Staten Island
Doors at 6:00 pm, Show at 7:00 pm

Salute to Hip-Hop featuring
ROB BASE and FUNKMASTER FLEX
Presented in Association with Globe Star Media
Tuesday, August 09
Marcus Garvey Park, Manhattan
Show at 7:00 pm

RAKIM / EPMD / FUNKMASTER FLEX
Sunday, August 21
Mainstage at Central Park, Manhattan
Doors at 2:00pm, Show at 3:00 pm

THE COLD CRUSH BROTHERS
Wednesday, August 24
East River Park, Manhattan
Show at 7:00 pm

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Comments (22)

who the fuck cares about FUNKMASTER FLEX??

Posted by Seriously!? | April 21, 2011 7:18 PM

^ people who have taste and don't listen to Animal Collective and Hunx & his Punx

Posted by Anonymous | April 21, 2011 7:22 PM

Talib, Sugarhill, Slick Rick, yes please

Posted by Anonymous | April 21, 2011 7:22 PM

@ 7:22 you seem like you like to generalize people who don't automatically have your taste, why don't you go on a long vacation.

Posted by Anonymous | April 21, 2011 7:37 PM

Didn't 7:18 generalize by assuming the hipsters wouldn't care about FF? Why don't you go listen to Panda Bear and STFU

Posted by Anonymous | April 21, 2011 7:45 PM

@7:46 I don't recall 7:18 saying anything about hipsters, so there you go with your assumptions

Posted by Anonymous | April 21, 2011 7:57 PM

hipsters read this blog. 7:18 said "who the fuck cares about FUNKMASTER FLEX??" What don't you understand? Put the PBR and Toro Y Moi records down for a minute and pay attention.

Posted by Anonymous | April 21, 2011 8:04 PM

Hip Hop? What is this hip hop? It exists in this year 2011?

Posted by Anonymous | April 21, 2011 8:52 PM

Fortunately almost all of these shows will be outside of Williamsburg.

Posted by Anonymous | April 21, 2011 9:09 PM

FUCKING RAKIM AND SLICK RICK YES

Posted by Anonymous | April 21, 2011 9:14 PM

^agreed

Posted by Anonymous | April 21, 2011 9:58 PM

^ Yes!

Posted by Anonymous | April 21, 2011 10:24 PM

gonna be a riot

Posted by Anonymous | April 22, 2011 12:08 AM

Slick Rick playing the Bronx. I'm sure the hipster jag-offs will stay away. Good. Looking forward to that Talib show, too.

Posted by GregBX | April 22, 2011 2:32 AM

Where is da lench mob? Where is jeru the damaja? where is redman? Where us bad and Damian marley? Where are the beastie boys? Where is the gza? Where is the beatnuts? Where is mr lif and edan?
-this hip hop lineup is alright... But it ain't all that fresh.

Posted by Anonymous | April 22, 2011 6:09 AM

people who take hip hop or metal seriously are hilarious. AIDS to all of them.

Posted by Anonymous | April 22, 2011 9:46 AM

So stoked. Who cares about anything else...it's hip hop! The Talib show will be so awesome.

Posted by The Real Real Yup. PERIOD | April 22, 2011 9:47 AM

Im special ed..who the fuck are you

Posted by Anonymous | April 22, 2011 10:51 AM

there is a pimple on my ass that I have more interest in than any of this crap.

Posted by Anonymous | April 22, 2011 10:58 AM

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Posted by HIPHOP CHEF DR | July 13, 2011 11:12 AM

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