The Originals at SummerStage in Central Park


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  • Manhattan
  • Music
  • Free
The Originals

Saturday, August 5, 2023

6:00 pm - 10:00 pm (Doors open 5:00 pm)

SummerStage, Central Park

Rumsey Playfield, Manhattan, 10021

This show will feature live graffiti art from artist James Top. For more information, click here. 

One day, five boroughs—Dance Party NYC is a joyous citywide festival of music and movement!

Before hip-hop went global, it was the sound of New York– soundtracking block parties, club nights, and college radio. The Originals have been there since nearly the beginning as a collection of rap DJs holding it down since before hip-pop became synonymous with pop. The quintet is still holding it down, spinning feel-good jams at parties that never seem to stop. They include Stretch Armstrong, of the beloved “Stretch And Bobbito” radio show; Clark Kent, who has produced classic records for the likes of Rakim, Jay-Z, and the Notorious B.I.G.; Rich Medina, who ran the legendary weekly dance institution APT; and Tony Touch, the b-boy turned DJ whose 50 MCs mixtapes became a Who’s Who of New York hip-hop in the 90s.

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