GLOBAL HIP HOP DAY on JUNE 8th with an official PROCLAMATION CEREMONY and unveiling of HIP HOP BOULEVARD at 1520 SEDGWICK AVENUE in the BRONX, the birthplace of hip hop and home of legendary hip hop pioneer KOOL HERC.
GLOBAL HIP HOP DAY will acknowledge hip hop’s ability to unite people and create positive cultural impact with the official PROCLAMATION and street-renaming ceremony, followed by a community Block Party at CEDAR PLAYGROUND. Additional invitation only events — including an Industry Conversation and VIP Celebration — are planned to foster the current and future growth of hip hop’s positive influence.
A host of legendary hip hop artists, DJs, influencers and VIPs will join each event, including KOOL HERC, DJ SCRATCH, DJ CHUCK CHILLOUT, DJ RED ALERT, GRANDMASTER CAZ, FUNK FLEX, DJ KAST ONE, DJ ENUFF, DJ CAMILO, D-NICE, KID CAPRI, DOUG E. FRESH, FAT JOE, REMY MA, FRENCH MONTANA and more.
Listen to DJ Kid Capri and Doug E. Fresh talk about Global Hip Hop Day:
GLOBAL HIP HOP DAY takes place in JUNE, as a part of the CITY OF NEW YORK’s official NEW YORK MUSIC MONTH and nationally recognized BLACK MUSIC MONTH. The day also precedes HOT 97’s SUMMER JAM on JUNE 11th — hip hop’s most iconic and internationally recognized summer concert event — and is a precursor to SUMMER JAM global expansion announcements.
THE BRONX is an iconic, internationally renowned hip hop destination, the home of a once rebellious art form that has, over generations, become a global powerhouse. To designate the area as a landmark and celebrate this occasion with the pioneers who started it all — many of whom still hold close ties to the community is a remarkable and historic moment for our borough.