tools-war.jpgTools of War, a grass roots hip-hop organization, is kicking off the summer with a huge push to promote the four core elements of the hip-hop culture in New York City. From June to August, Tools of War will hold various events, such as free DJ lessons, crate-digging sessions, b-boy contests and park jams in the five boroughs of NYC.

The summer long event starts today in Queens as Queensbridge Park. From 5:30 to 8:30 pm, fans can receive free turntable lessons from some of the best DJs in the world. The schedules for the free DJ lessons are as follows. Stay tuned to for more updates on the rest of the events sponsored by Tools of War.

June 7
Charlie Chase (Cold Crush Brothers)
GrandMaster Caz (Cold Crush Brothers)
GrandWizzard Theodore (inventor of the scratch)
Rob Swift (formerly of the X-Ecutioners)
Host: PopMaster Fabel (Tools of War / Rock Steady Crew)

June 14
DJ Scratch (EPMD & 88 NMS Champ)
Rockin' Rob (Mean Machine Crew)
DJ Flawless (07 Gong DJ Battle US Finalist)
DJ Slyce (97 DMC US Champ)
"Johnny Juice" Rosado (Public Enemy)
Host: PopMaster Fabel (Tools of War / Rock Steady Crew)

June 21
Grand Master Roc Raida (95 DMC World Champ)
Cut Master DC ("Brooklyn's in the House!")
DJ Supreme (91 NMS Champ & former DJ for Lauryn Hill)
Mysterio 9000 (Master of Turntable Trickery)
Egg Foo Young (Secret Frequency Crew)
DJ Fat Fingaz (12 Cartel/IBP)

June 28
Davy DMX (legendary producer & Queens native)
DJ Steve Dee (90 NMS Champ & inventor of beat juggling)
DJ Esquire (07 Gong DJ Battle NYC Champ)
DJ Boogie Blind (2000 Vestax World Champ)
DJ A Plus (up & coming turntablist from Hampton VA)