Free SummerStage Concert On National Hip-Hop Celebration Day At Stapleton Waterfront Park

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Maker Park Radio, a nonprofit streaming radio station in Stapleton, worked with SummerStage to curate this event. It began as a vision by Kristin Wallace to make sure this year did not go by without a 50 Year Anniversary of Hip Hop celebration on Staten Island.

The event had the pillars of Hip Hop represented. Emcees, DJs, Dance, Graffiti, and Education, with Streetwear and Performances by artists that were a part of Staten Island’s Hip Hop History, as well as those who have followed in the footsteps of those who paved the way.

Emcees were chosen for their knowledge and history of the music genre. Adding the two artists from the 5X5 event made it as it was meant to be, everyone coming together to make a legendary event that Staten Island deserved.

We are grateful to Council Member Kamilla Hanks for helping to make sure this event could happen in Stapleton where we were able to see how the waterfront park can be used for cultural events. The backdrop of the NYC skyline and Verrazano Bridge as the sun set made us feel proud to be from Staten Island.

My two favorite performances were where The Jazztronauts played as the backup band for Tyrone Briggs. It showed how music is universal, and how a live band can be used in Hip Hop performances.


I also loved Raheim’s set, he used his time onstage to bring up so many people to sing with him that were a huge part of Hip Hop history in Staten Island.

And, of course, Raekwon’s set was amazing. He got a little emotional talking about how even though there were so many Hip Hop 50 events happening in New York City, there was nowhere else he would rather be than his hometown.

It was a beautiful event, and it made so many people happy. And the fact that it happened on the actual date considered the birth of Hip Hop made it all that more special.

Performers:
Raekwon the Chef – @raekwon
NEMS –  @nems_fyl 
Shyheim –  @shyheim_rugged
Tyrone Briggs w/ The Jazztronauts – @tyronebriggs  @thejazztronauts
Holy Moe –  @daholy1
Eddy I –  @eddygotsalsa
Frank Nitti –  @iamnittiiice
Starda – @1starda
WhoIsBravy –  @whoisbravy
 
DJs:
DJ Xcel –  @djxcel
DJ Smoove – @iamdjsmoove
DJ Shame –  @deejay_shame
DJ Drewski – @sodrewski

Emcees:
Dyverse The 1st –  @dyversethe1st
Juthy –  @_juthy
Jenn Baez –  @theealjennbaez
Tariq from Richmond Hood Co. – @mrtariqnyc

Rap Battle hosted by iBattle TV  @ibattletv
Wes Crav @myfriendscallmecravv vs. Polo Paul @polopaulyfp
Raja Reborn @rajareborn94 vs. Phantom @iam_lephantom
 
Dance Demo by J.B. @amountboyjb from the NY Arts Cypher
J.B. is one of the founding members of the world renowned dance group “The Amountboyz”. He has been dancing professionally since ’92 and loves to promote how dance and Hip Hop Dance saves lives and is one of the truest forms of expression.
 
Graffiti Demo by Projectivity and guest artists. @projectivity 
Projectivity in partnership with Thrive Collective @nycthrive will program live graffiti celebrating Hip Hop’s 50th Anniversary.
Artists: CRAM @cramcept PESKTA @peskta KEL5MH @kel5mh BRAZE @brazeoneworkz SCRAMBLEDSGGSIT @scrambledeggsit CODY PREZ @prezarecta 
 
Live Art Installation by JM Custom Art Studio @jm_custom_art_studio
 
Hip-Hop's 50th Anniversary celebration, on National Hip-Hop Celebration Day, with Raekwon the Chef of the Shaolin Wu Tang Clan, joined forces at SummerStage 2023 in Stapleton. It was a lit set of DJs, with artists from TA and other city writers doing pieces as the DJs and bands played.

Hip-Hop’s 50th Anniversary celebration, on National Hip-Hop Celebration Day, with Raekwon the Chef of the Shaolin Wu Tang Clan, joined forces at SummerStage 2023 in Stapleton. It was a lit set of DJs, with artists from TA and other city writers doing pieces as the DJs and bands played.

Hip-Hop's 50th Anniversary celebration, on National Hip-Hop Celebration Day, with Raekwon the Chef of the Shaolin Wu Tang Clan, joined forces at SummerStage 2023 in Stapleton. It was a lit set of DJs, with artists from TA and other city writers doing pieces as the DJs and bands played.

Hip-Hop’s 50th Anniversary celebration, on National Hip-Hop Celebration Day, with Raekwon the Chef of the Shaolin Wu Tang Clan, joined forces at SummerStage 2023 in Stapleton. It was a lit set of DJs, with artists from TA and other city writers doing pieces as the DJs and bands played.

Hip-Hop's 50th Anniversary celebration, on National Hip-Hop Celebration Day, with Raekwon the Chef of the Shaolin Wu Tang Clan, joined forces at SummerStage 2023 in Stapleton. It was a lit set of DJs, with artists from TA and other city writers doing pieces as the DJs and bands played.

Hip-Hop’s 50th Anniversary celebration, on National Hip-Hop Celebration Day, with Raekwon the Chef of the Shaolin Wu Tang Clan, joined forces at SummerStage 2023 in Stapleton. It was a lit set of DJs, with artists from TA and other city writers doing pieces as the DJs and bands played.

Hip-Hop's 50th Anniversary celebration, on National Hip-Hop Celebration Day, with Raekwon the Chef of the Shaolin Wu Tang Clan, joined forces at SummerStage 2023 in Stapleton. It was a lit set of DJs, with artists from TA and other city writers doing pieces as the DJs and bands played.

Hip-Hop’s 50th Anniversary celebration, on National Hip-Hop Celebration Day, with Raekwon the Chef of the Shaolin Wu Tang Clan, joined forces at SummerStage 2023 in Stapleton. It was a lit set of DJs, with artists from TA and other city writers doing pieces as the DJs and bands played.

Hip-Hop's 50th Anniversary celebration, on National Hip-Hop Celebration Day, with Raekwon the Chef of the Shaolin Wu Tang Clan, joined forces at SummerStage 2023 in Stapleton. It was a lit set of DJs, with artists from TA and other city writers doing pieces as the DJs and bands played.

Hip-Hop’s 50th Anniversary celebration, on National Hip-Hop Celebration Day, with Raekwon the Chef of the Shaolin Wu Tang Clan, joined forces at SummerStage 2023 in Stapleton. It was a lit set of DJs, with artists from TA and other city writers doing pieces as the DJs and bands played.

Hip-Hop’s 50th Anniversary celebration, on National Hip-Hop Celebration Day, with Raekwon the Chef of the Shaolin Wu Tang Clan, joined forces at SummerStage 2023 in Stapleton. It was a lit set of DJs, with artists from TA and other city writers doing pieces as the DJs and bands played.

Hip-Hop’s 50th Anniversary celebration, on National Hip-Hop Celebration Day, with Raekwon the Chef of the Shaolin Wu Tang Clan, joined forces at SummerStage 2023 in Stapleton. It was a lit set of DJs, with artists from TA and other city writers doing pieces as the DJs and bands played.

Hip-Hop’s 50th Anniversary celebration, on National Hip-Hop Celebration Day, with Raekwon the Chef of the Shaolin Wu Tang Clan, joined forces at SummerStage 2023 in Stapleton. It was a lit set of DJs, with artists from TA and other city writers doing pieces as the DJs and bands played.

Hip-Hop’s 50th Anniversary celebration, on National Hip-Hop Celebration Day, with Raekwon the Chef of the Shaolin Wu Tang Clan, joined forces at SummerStage 2023 in Stapleton. It was a lit set of DJs, with artists from TA and other city writers doing pieces as the DJs and bands played.

Hip-Hop’s 50th Anniversary celebration, on National Hip-Hop Celebration Day, with Raekwon the Chef of the Shaolin Wu Tang Clan, joined forces at SummerStage 2023 in Stapleton. It was a lit set of DJs, with artists from TA and other city writers doing pieces as the DJs and bands played.


Hip-Hop’s 50th Anniversary celebration, on National Hip-Hop Celebration Day, with Raekwon the Chef of the Shaolin Wu Tang Clan, joined forces at SummerStage 2023 in Stapleton. It was a lit set of DJs, with artists from TA and other city writers doing pieces as the DJs and bands played.

Hip-Hop’s 50th Anniversary celebration, on National Hip-Hop Celebration Day, with Raekwon the Chef of the Shaolin Wu Tang Clan, joined forces at SummerStage 2023 in Stapleton. It was a lit set of DJs, with artists from TA and other city writers doing pieces as the DJs and bands played.

Hip-Hop’s 50th Anniversary celebration, on National Hip-Hop Celebration Day, with Raekwon the Chef of the Shaolin Wu Tang Clan, joined forces at SummerStage 2023 in Stapleton. It was a lit set of DJs, with artists from TA and other city writers doing pieces as the DJs and bands played.

Hip-Hop’s 50th Anniversary celebration, on National Hip-Hop Celebration Day, with Raekwon the Chef of the Shaolin Wu Tang Clan, joined forces at SummerStage 2023 in Stapleton. It was a lit set of DJs, with artists from TA and other city writers doing pieces as the DJs and bands played.

Hip-Hop’s 50th Anniversary celebration, on National Hip-Hop Celebration Day, with Raekwon the Chef of the Shaolin Wu Tang Clan, joined forces at SummerStage 2023 in Stapleton. It was a lit set of DJs, with artists from TA and other city writers doing pieces as the DJs and bands played.

Hip-Hop’s 50th Anniversary celebration, on National Hip-Hop Celebration Day, with Raekwon the Chef of the Shaolin Wu Tang Clan, joined forces at SummerStage 2023 in Stapleton. It was a lit set of DJs, with artists from TA and other city writers doing pieces as the DJs and bands played.

Hip-Hop’s 50th Anniversary celebration, on National Hip-Hop Celebration Day, with Raekwon the Chef of the Shaolin Wu Tang Clan, joined forces at SummerStage 2023 in Stapleton. It was a lit set of DJs, with artists from TA and other city writers doing pieces as the DJs and bands played.

Hip-Hop’s 50th Anniversary celebration, on National Hip-Hop Celebration Day, with Raekwon the Chef of the Shaolin Wu Tang Clan, joined forces at SummerStage 2023 in Stapleton. It was a lit set of DJs, with artists from TA and other city writers doing pieces as the DJs and bands played.

Hip-Hop’s 50th Anniversary celebration, on National Hip-Hop Celebration Day, with Raekwon the Chef of the Shaolin Wu Tang Clan, joined forces at SummerStage 2023 in Stapleton. It was a lit set of DJs, with artists from TA and other city writers doing pieces as the DJs and bands played.


Hip-Hop’s 50th Anniversary celebration, on National Hip-Hop Celebration Day, with Raekwon the Chef of the Shaolin Wu Tang Clan, joined forces at SummerStage 2023 in Stapleton. It was a lit set of DJs, with artists from TA and other city writers doing pieces as the DJs and bands played.

Hip-Hop’s 50th Anniversary celebration, on National Hip-Hop Celebration Day, with Raekwon the Chef of the Shaolin Wu Tang Clan, joined forces at SummerStage 2023 in Stapleton. It was a lit set of DJs, with artists from TA and other city writers doing pieces as the DJs and bands played.


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Maker Park Radio

MakerParkRadio.nyc is a community radio station in Staten Island. It is free to DJ and free to listen on our free App, our website, and TuneIn Radio. We are a 501c3 Nonprofit. We provide training, workshops and practice time. And we produce many live concerts in Maker Park throughout the summer. We are all arts-based programming that amplifies arts and culture on the Island. Maker Park Radio was started in 2017 by Kristin Wallace who has worked in the concerts business for 35 years as a tour manager, production manager, booking agent and curator. Maker Park Radio is an all-volunteer organization. Get in touch if you want to get involved!

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