@ Summerstage in Central Park, New York City
July 31, 2021
05:00 PM - 10:00 pm
Tickets are no longer required for free performances at SummerStage. All free performances will be open to the public, first come, first served, with limited capacity, and will continue to follow CDC recommendations. Visit here for more information.
5 PM – Doors
6 PM – Rooftop Films Summer Series Films (see here)
7 PM – Performance
This performance will be livestreamed on SummerStageAnywhere.org.
Hip-hop has become a world-wide phenomenon, embedded in the sounds of pop music of every continent. But before it went global, it was the sound of New York, soundtracking block parties and club nights and college radio. Individually the Originals—as the name implies—have been there since almost the beginning, helping pull hip-hop from out of the underground and into the spotlight. The group also champions club culture and the various sounds and styles that New Yorkers want to dance to, from hip-hop to afrobeat, salsa and reggae to funk and house. The crew involves DJs Stretch Armstrong, known for programming the beloved “Stretch And Bobbito” radio show; hip-hop producer Clark Kent; Rich Medina, who ran the legendary weekly dance institution APT; and mixtape legend Tony Touch. They’ll be joined for a performance by special guest Slick Rick.
Saturday July 31, 2021
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm