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As part of the ongoing hip-hop 50th anniversary celebration, Universal Attractions Agency (UAA), RAMP Entertainment Agency and Mahogany Entertainment announce the Masters of the Mike: Hip-Hop 50 Tour, headlined by some of the genre’s pioneers. Did.
The eight-day trek will focus on the gold of hip-hop as Big Daddy Kane, Doug E. Fresh, KRS-One, Rakim and Slick Rick join us. In some cities, fans can expect additional guests like his EPMD, Roxanne Chante, and DJ Spinderella. Masters of the Mike opens June 30 at Essence Fest in New Orleans and concludes October 14 in San Antonio.
The beloved and respected OG will join forces on stage as a supergroup backed by a live band. Together, they shared, “Where did hip-hop begin and how it has now become a global phenomenon, selling hundreds of millions of records, gaining billions of followers and continuing music and culture around the world. to remind the world of
“This is truly unprecedented,” UAA co-owner Jeff Epstein said in a press release. “To have such an elite group of golden age hip-hop icons come together to celebrate 50 years of hip-hop music in this way… is truly amazing.”
Tour co-producer Nick Zatmari said, “This culture may have started in the Bronx, but it resonates with people around the world, and much credit goes to Doug, Rick, Kane, KRS and Rakim.” said. They were pioneers in taking it from city blocks to billboards. ”
Hip-hop was born in the New York City Borough on August 11, 1973, and it was then that DJ Kool Herc introduced a breakbeat technique called the “merry-go-round.” This is his style of DJing, “he uses two turntables to extend the break”, which would later spark the Cultural Revolution that would change the world forever. In 2023, hip-hop still dominates the airwaves and continues to evolve from generation to generation.
Zatmari added, “There would be no iconic rapper today if they weren’t standing on the foundation laid by Masters of the Mike in the ’80s and ’90s.” Name the biggest styles to emerge, or the most iconic superstars of today. We need to recognize the global influence of Doug and Rick, Kane, KRS, Rakim, and the remaining Golden Age icons that paved the way for hip-hop to become what it is today. ”
Doug E. Fresh, who helped bring the tour to life, said: Everyone gets together and throws a party to share their love of music and community. That’s the true center of hip-hop culture. ”