Doug E. Fresh, Nice & Smooth, Bahamadia Headline 39th Annual Rocksteady Anniversary
For the 39th year, New York City and neighboring Hip-Hop fans will be treated to a free concert—headlined by legends. Sunday (July 31) Central Park’s Summer Stage will play host to the Rocksteady Crew Anniversary concert. This year’s event will be headlined by Doug E. Fresh, Nice & Smooth, and Bahamadia.
Additional performers include O.C. & Apathy (Perestroika), Timeless Truth, and a tribute to the late Sean Price, who passed away less than one year ago. DJs for the event include Tony Touch, P.F. Cuttin, and Skeme Richards. The 2pm EST Sunday all-day event is hosted by End Of The Weak.
On Saturday, Rocksteady will also hold a 2-on-2 battle show. From 2:30pm to 7pm, XL Nightclub will play host to an event featuring Supernatural, DJ JS-1, Breakbeat Lou, and others. The event is hosted by Q-Unique and B-Boy YNOT.
Less than a year ago, Doug rocked the 2015 BET Hip Hop Awards stages alongside some of his disciples in the field of beat-boxing. Greg Nice and Smooth B celebrated their 30-years together with a recent East Coast tour. Furthermore, group co-founder Greg Nice was recently confirmed to be working on an album with Positive K under their group name, Great Minds.
Celebrating 20 years since her acclaimed, Gang Starr-produced debut album, Kollage, Bahamadia recently told Ambrosia For Heads: “I’m doing a lot of mentoring, creative workshops and stuff like that. I’ve been working on my own label, B-Girl Records for five or six years now. I had some personal issues – my mom transitioned – so I’ve been dealing with that loss. So we’ve been filtering the experiences through the writing. Not every song, per se, but there’s just the energy of me evolving into a different person, given such a great loss happened to me so abruptly. And just livin’, you know? Documenting things, focusing on the production and stuff like that. And journaling. I’ve been journaling for a while. I’m going to turn it into a memoir or somethin’.”
More information is available at Crazy Legs’ site.
#BonusBeat: RSC’s Crazy Legs was a guest co-host with Bobbito on this week’s Stretch and Bobbito radio show. The two cultural icons put it down for almost two hours:
The set (with Bob’ on the wheels) includes lots of Funk, Soul, and some Hip-Hop flavor by the likes of Blu & 45 King, James Brown, and Chicago.