Sunday, July 16, 2023
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Von King Park
670 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11216
This show will feature live graffiti art from artist James Top. For more information, click here.
These three veteran NYC hip-hop acts bring a bit of old school flavor to Bed Stuy’s Herbert Von King Park. dead prez, the militant duo best known for their confrontational style and biggest hit “Hip-Hop,” bring their principles of social justice, self-determination, and Pan-Africanism along with hard-hitting raps and skull-rattling beats. Pharoahe Monch, a cerebral MC from Queens with complex rhymes and a unique flow developed to compensate for his chronic asthma, has been making crowds move for more than 30 years; for this show, he brings his latest project, the irreverent and abrasive rap-rock band th1rt3en. They’re supported by a DJ set from elder statesmen and Main Source founder Large Professor, the man responsible for much of Nas’ iconic LP Illmatic and other foundational records by A Tribe Called Quest, Big Daddy Kane, Mobb Deep, and others.