Raekwon, Slick Rick, Naughty By Nature, KRS-One, & More Play Free Concerts In NYC This Summer

New York’s CityParks Foundation has announced their lineup for free concerts throughout the five boroughs this summer with a long list of old school hip-hop legends set to hit the stage.

Starting this July in the Bronx, hometown residents KRS-One and the Soulsonic Force are set to bless fans in Crotona Park.

In Brooklyn, ’80s feestylist Lisa Lisa is set to play on Tuesday, August 11 in Red Hook, while a week later seminal sample heavyweights DJ Premier and Pete Rock will face off at the same spot. MC Lyte will be coming to Bedford-Stuyvesant’s Von King Park on July 9 and on August 12, Boot Camp soldiers Black Moon and Smif-N-Wessun will pay tribute to the classics along with a live band in Crown Heights’ Brower Park.

Slick Rick the Ruler is scheduled to rock the East River Park in Manhattan on July 23. The Sugar Hill Gang are sure to revisit their greatest hits in Queensbridge Park on July 4, while hip-hop forefather Lovebug Starsky is set to keep the party live on July 21.

In Staten Island Wu-Tang rep Raekwon will be rocking the Mahoney Playground on August 12 and seven days later New Jersey natives Naughty By Nature will grace the same stage.

For a full schedule and list of acts CityParks Concerts visit their website here.

In related news Big Daddy Kane will be playing the Celebrate Brooklyn festival in Prospect Park on August 8 for free as well with a live band.– Elan Mancini

  • mario

    Pierzy!

    Way to give back shout to slick and raekwon

  • BeerGangsta

    Happy 4 of July! Slick Rick the Ruler,KRS one,Treach,Rae. This will be best concert ever. It’s about time New York Rappers are giving the Fans some good old Fashion Old School. I got to go to New York for the 4 of July. I won’t to see Big Daddy Kane to. Rae smart move to team up with the Old Schools.

  • corlione39

    FUCC!!! WHY THIZZ GOTTA B N THA EEZT COAZT!!!

    • LB

      Because that’s where the oligopolies (the few big companies that are helping eachother hold on to most of the market share) are other than a few places on the west coast; which is why there is still a great need for the indie publishers and record companies to thrive today more than ever. The publication your postin on (XXL) is New York based.

  • JCITYHUSTLA617

    I SEEN A FREE DE LA SOUL AND SLICK RICK SHOW 2 SUMMERS AGO N THAT SHIT WAS ALL THE WAY LIVE THE ONLY THING THAT SUCKED WAS SLICK RICK TOOK FOREVER 2 GET HIS ASS ON STAGE BUT HE ROCKED OUT FOR LIKE 45MINZ SO IT WAS WORTH IT I MIGHT HAVE 2 TAKE A TRIP OUT 2 NYC THIS SUMMER AND PEEP ONE OF THESE SHOWS

  • PARIS PERSHUN

    TOO BAD I LIVE IN DALLAS!!!!!

    (LEANS BACK AND TURNS “THE BRIDGE IS OVER” WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY THE FUCK UP))

  • http://www.myspace.com/emcdlthemusicprofile EmCDL

    Dammit I really want to go to this! This is real hip hop overdose! All I got to look forward to over here is the Rock The Bells tour

  • $ykotic

    Von King? The old hood! I wasn’t going to go back until August but screw that!

    Hell I’ve been to all those parks! I miss the jams in the park on a hot summer night.

    Ya’ll remember that Dave Chappelle jumpoff? Used to be like that all the time!

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  • BIGNAT

    i am trying to go to each of them joints

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