Brooklyn, it is hip hop time

Music is the soul of NYC, and this month Hip Hop will be delivering the beats to get us back in the groove.

A free hip-hop concert coming to the district on August 19th will see live performances from Big Daddy Kane, Desiigner, and Papoose, to name a few, as part of City’s Homecoming Week concert series.

It’s Time for Hip Hop’s free concerts in NYC will take place between the 14th, said Rocky Bucano, executive director and president of the Universal Hip Hop Museum (UHHM).

The series is produced by the city, UHHM and IDEKO.

The line up for the Brooklyn event, which takes place at the Brooklyn Army Terminal, includes Big Daddy Kane, Desiigner, C&C Music Factory, DJ Mister Cee, Elle Varner, Judy Torres, Lizzy Ashliegh, Maino, Obasi Jackson, Papoose, PopMaster Fabel , Special Ed, Stetsasonic, Sweet Sensation, and Young Devyn.

Bucano said many of the artists who appeared on the shows were New Yorkers from the five boroughs.

“It’s their talent, their creativity and their passion for culture that they have brought from the stairs, parks and playgrounds to the stages around the world. The Universal Hip Hop Museum is proud to welcome you back to where it all began. “

De Blasio said New Yorkers wouldn’t miss “the local legendary talent performing during NYC Homecoming Week.”

New York City, UHHM and IDEKO have also partnered with Behind The Rhyme, a channel on Twitch dedicated to hip hop and its culture, to stream live events in the Bronx, Staten Island, Brooklyn and Queens.

The broadcast will feature live performances as well as backstage content and interviews on twitch.tv/behindtherhyme.

For more information and to get tickets, click here.

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