Q-Tip DJing @ Nokia Theatre on Michael Jackson’s birthday w/ Mark Ronson & DJ Spinna (and playing APW Friday)
Mama-se, mama-sa, ma-ma-coo-sa (more by Toby Tenenbaum)
“On Saturday, August 29, 2009 – what would have been Michael Jackson‘s 51st birthday – Grammy award-winning, hip-hop icon Q-Tip presents “Long Live the King! A Birthday Celebration for Michael Jackson” at the NOKIA Theatre Times Square. Q-Tip will be joined in the DJ booth by special invited guests Grammy award-winning producer/artist Mark Ronson and the legendary DJ Spinna.”
Q-Tip did something similar, but on a much smaller scale, the week Michael Jackson died at his weekly “Open” party at Santos Party House (Fridays). Spinna is also a Santos resident (Thursdays). Nokia Theatre tickets are $25.00 and will go on sale Friday, July 31, 2009 at noon.
“Michael Jackson was a huge influence on my music and was an inspiration to me and so many others. I want to bring people together to celebrate the man, his music and his legacy that will undoubtedly live on forever!” states Q-Tip.
The event will honor the King of Pop and celebrate his influence on generations of artists and fans across the globe. Attendees will dance the night away to never-before-heard remixes of Michael Jackson’s hits, as well as rare video footage from the Motown and Sony vaults.
Q-Tip’s DJ skills, currently showcased at his party Open at Santos, have garnered a strong, diverse following. As Diddy told MTV earlier this year, “The hottest DJ in the game right now is Q-Tip. That right there is a DJ playing, taking you on a mind-traveling experience.”