The Bronx will play host to the first of an expected annual series, the Bronx Hip Hop Block Party, Sunday, May 15th from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. held at the The Bronx Museum of the Arts at 1040 Grand Concourse at 165th St. The event, orchestrated in part by Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr. will provide interviews with artists, DJ performances, and several performances.
Of particular note, Diaz is expected to issue a proclamation dedicated to the late radio pioneer DJ Mister Magic, who passed away in 2009. Legendary hip hop posse, the Juice Crew and Tyrone “Fly Ty” Williams are scheduled to accept.
Birthplace Magazine will certainly be on-site to witness and document the event and the performances, helping to celebrate the birthplace of hip hop and the contributions of some of the veterans who have helped lead the music and culture to worldwide acceptance and influence.
Expected to perform, a mix of veteran hip hop artists, including Wu-Tang Clan, Prodigy of Mobb Deep, Large Professor, Neek the Exotic, Cuban Link, Grafh, Lord Finesse, Pebblee Poo, Zulu Nation, Chip Fu, Grand Daddy I.U., Ma Barker, Grand Wizzard Theodore, Rayvon, D. Chamberz and more.
The event is scheduled from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, visit the event’s Facebook page.