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Brooklyn, It's Time for Hip Hop

The free concert will feature a dynamic lineup of Hip Hop, Latin freestyle, dance, freestyle, techno and funk artists.
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Music is the soul of NYC, and this month Hip Hop will be providing the beats to get us back in the groove.

A free Hip Hop concert coming to the borough on August 19 will see live performances from Big Daddy Kane, Desiigner and Papoose, just to name a few, as part of the City's Homecoming Week concert series.

The It's Time for Hip Hop in NYC free concerts will be held in all five boroughs between August 14 and 22 and will showcase a dynamic lineup of Hip Hop, Latin freestyle, dance, freestyle, techno, and funk artists, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Universal Hip Hop Museum (UHHM) Executive Director and President Rocky Bucano said.

The series is being produced by the City, UHHM and IDEKO.

The lineup for the Brooklyn event, which will be taking 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 performing in the shows were native New Yorkers hailing from the five boroughs.

"It's their talent, creativity and passion for the culture that spread it from the stoops, parks and playgrounds to stages worldwide. The Universal Hip Hop Museum is proud to welcome them home, back to where it all began."

De Blasio said New Yorkers wouldn't want to miss the "local, legendary talent performing throughout NYC Homecoming Week," adding the concerts were free of charge and open to anyone with a ticket, provided they had proof of a COVID-19 vaccine.

New York City, UHHM, and IDEKO have also teamed with Behind The Rhyme, a channel on Twitch devoted to Hip Hop and its culture, to livestream the events in The Bronx, Staten Island, Brooklyn and Queens.

The broadcast will feature live performances as well as backstage content and interview at

For more information and to get tickets, click here.