Hip-hop turns 50: Clinton Hill block party pays tribute to cultural icons

A collaboration between "ITSALLBLACKMUSIC Presents" and the Office of Mayor Eric Adams made possible the first 5x5 Block Party.

Natalie Hernandez and Kristie Reeter

Aug 5, 2023, 9:55 PM

Updated 297 days ago

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A block party was held on Saturday in Clinton Hill to honor and celebrate 50 years of hip-hop.
A collaboration between "ITSALLBLACKMUSIC Presents" and the Office of Mayor Eric Adams made possible the first 5x5 Block Party.
Hip-hop icon KRS-One is working with the city on the series of parties that are taking place across all five boroughs, helping to curate and performing at the events.
DJs and artists were featured along with street art installations, food vendors, and educational-entertainment talks.
The city also collaborated with Pixis Drones to create and perform a free drone light show, honoring iconic hip-hop imagery.
"The growth of hip hop into a worldwide cultural phenomenon is a testament to the creativity, innovation, and passion of New York City," Adams said.
Hip-hop block parties will also be held in Queens on Aug. 6 and in the Bronx on Aug. 12.


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