Sunday August 18, 2024

05:00 PM - 10:00 pm

This Uptown party in honor of Kool DJ Red Alert and “Uncle” Ralph McDaniels celebrates two NYC OGs who’ve made significant contributions to hip-hop. Red Alert helped break A Tribe Called Quest, Queen Latifah, and Black Sheep on NYC radio, and was an early mixtape pioneer; to this day you can find him spinning records at 6pm on WBLS radio. McDaniels is the long-time host of the public television show Video Music Box (since 1983!) and helped introduce Nas and the Wu-Tang Clan to the world, directing their first official music videos. Reporting from the clubs and the streets, he helped bring hip-hop to the masses without cable television—reaching an audience untapped by the nascent music channel MTV.

Sunday August 18, 2024

5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

All Ages

Cover: FREE

Ralph McDaniels, Special Uptown Edition: Celebrating 40 years of Red Alert & Ralph McDaniels of Video Music Box, SummerStage at Marcus Garvey Park