JULY: HIP HOP in NYC: Crotona Park Jams, DMC DJ Battles, Rock Steady 31st Anniv. + Hush Hip Hop Tours!
Peace All! Just a reminder that the Crotona Park Jams kick off this Thursday, July 10 at 6pm and continue every Thursday in July. Also mark your calendars for some other major Hip Hop action. DMC USA is hosting 3 major DJ Battles in one night on July 23rd at the Knitting Factory NYC. The Rock Steady Crew is celebrating it’s 31st Anniversary from July 24-27. Make time to hop the HusH Hip Hop Tour Bus and let Hip Hop pioneers & legends take you on a Hip Hop historic trip.
July 10, 17, 24 & 31: The 6th Annual Crotona Park Jams, Bronx NYC
FREE! July 10: DJ Scratch, DJ Jazzy Joyce & PopMaster Fabel
6-9pm: Charlotte St. & Crotona Park East, Bronx NYC 10460
2008 Crotona Jams – front
2008 Crotona Jams – back
The 2008 Crotona Park Jams are presented by Tools of War grassroots Hip Hop, The Friends of Crotona Park & NYC Council Member Joel Rivera.
All ages are welcome. The jams are free! From 6pm sharp and rocking hard til 9.
July 10: PopMaster Fabel (Rock Steady Crew), Jazzy Joyce (Legendary DJ & Hip Hop Radio Host), DJ Scratch (1988 New Music Seminar DJ Champ)
July 17: DJ GrandMaster Caz (Cold Crush Brothers), DJ Lord Finesse (DITC)
Mix Master Ice (U.T.F.O.), MC Pebblee Poo with DJ Imperial Jaycee
July 24: Kool DJ Red Alert (Kiss FM), DJ Steve Dee (1990 New Music Seminar DJ Champ), Rockin Rob (Mean Machine), Chief Rocker Busy Bee
July 31: DJ Cash Money (1988 DMC World Champ), GrandWizzard Theodore (inventor of the scratch), Jazzy Jay (Strong City) w/ T La Rock (“It’s Yours”)
Crotona Park is located at Charlotte St. & Crotona Park East Bronx NYC 10460. Trains: 2 or 5 train to 174th and walk West on Boston Road. Make a right on 173rd St. then a left onto Crotona Park East. Buses: BX 11, 15, 17 & 55.
Host: GrandMaster Caz
Sound: Superman (Club Rent)
Artistic Director: HAKS: rumpletwins.com
Photography: Joe Conzo: joeconzo.com & Res One: myspace.com/resonenyc
Event Coordinator: Christie Z-Pabon: myspace.com/toolsofwar
Line up subject to get even better. We only list who’s confirmed.
You never know who will show up on the surprise tip!
Check: hopstop.com for the best route on the MTA from where you are.
July 24 & July 31:The Official Crotona Park Jams After Parties
Presented by Jazzy Jay Productions at The Red Lounge 1332 Blondell Ave. Bronx NY 10461. 9pm-till you drop! 6 Train to Westchester Sq. More info and ridiculous line ups at myspace.com/jazzyjayproductions.
Respect! Sponsors for the 2008 Tools of War True School NYC Park Jams
dj pro audio
NY Kings – Frank 151
DJ Jazzy Jay
July 23: 08 DMC East Coast Finals, Battle for Supremacy & Teams NYC
3 DJ Battles 6pm – ? Knitting Factory 74 Leonard St. NYC 10013
DMC EAST COAST FINALS JULY 23
DMC EAST COAST FINALS + USA SUPREMACY + USA TEAM BATTLE
3 major DJ battles in one night and DJs are flying in from across the US to compete including a few former champions! Doors open at 6pm. Prelims begin at 6:30pm. House DJ: GrandWizzard Theodore. Host: DJ Fat Fingaz. Judges include: GrandWizzard Theodore, Grand Master Roc Raida, DJ Steve Dee, DJ Scratch, DJ Roli Rho, Billy Jam, Sugarcuts, DJ Spictakular, Marcus & more tba. All Ages/21+. $10 adv. at ticketweb.com. $15 day of. DJs MUST register by July 19. More info & how to register: myspace.com/dmcusa. Knitting Factory 74 Leonard St. betw. Broadway and Church St.) NYC KnittingFactory.com. No video cameras or audio recording devices permitted. DMCDJChamps.com
July 24 – 27: The Legendary Rock Steady Crew’s 31st Anniversary NYC
Full Schedule of Events at www.RockSteadyCrew.com
Rock Steady 31
HusH Hip Hop Tours feat. The Pioneers & Legends as your Guides!
Hush Tours Cartoon
Upcoming True School Events in NYC: Hip Hop Culture not Rap Industry
Aug. 5: Harlem Hop Meets Digger’s Delight
feat. DJs Jazzy Jay, Lean Rock, King Uprock and special guests. FREE! All Ages! 4:30-8pm. Historic Harlem Park tba. myspace.com/toolsofwar
Aug. 12: Harlem Hop Meets Digger’s Delight
feat. Miss Shing-a-Ling, DJ Rockin Rob, DJ Steve Dee and special guests. FREE! All Ages!4:30-8pm. St. Nicholas Park West 135th & St. Nicholas Ave. Harlem NYC 10027. Trains: B, C to 135th St. Bus: M3 or Bx33. stnicholaspark.org.
Aug. 19: Harlem Hop Meets Digger’s Delight
feat. Kool Dj Red Alert, DJ Lord Finesse, Forrest Getemgump and special guests. FREE! All Ages!4:30-8pm. Morningside Park Waterfall Picnic W.113th & Manhattan Ave. Harlem NYC 10025. Bus: M7. Trains: 1, 2, 3, B, C to 110th. nycgovparks.org/parks/morningsidepark.
Aug. 26: Harlem Hop Meets Digger’s Delight
feat. Kidragon, GrandMaster Caz, PopMaster Fabel and special guests.FREE! All Ages! 4:30-8pm. Marcus Garvey Park Amphitheater at W.122nd & Mt. Morris Park West, Harlem 10035. partnershipsforparks.org/brochures/marcus_garvey.swf. Trains: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, Metro North to 125th.
Aug. 30: 2008 DMC US Finals (Longest Running & Most Legendary DJ Battle)
Doors open at 8pm. The top battle DJs in the nation (selected by judges on July 23 in NYC and Aug. 8 in Seattle) will be in NYC competing for the title of 2008 DMC US Champion. Will DJ Precision of Ill Insanity defend his 2007 DMC US Champion title? Be there to find out. All Ages/21+. $15 adv. at ticketweb.com. $20 day of. More info: myspace.com/dmcusa. Knitting Factory 74 Leonard St. betw. Broadway and Church St.) NYC KnittingFactory.com. No video cameras or audio recording devices permitted. DMCDJChamps.com
Sept. 17: Salsa Hop
feat. DJ Johnny Juice Rosado, PopMater Fabel and DJ Disco Wiz will rock the choicest Classic Salsa y Boogaloo y Breaks! FREE! All Ages! 4:30-8pm. St. Nicholas Park West 135th & St. Nicholas Ave. Harlem NYC 10027. Trains: B, C to 135th St. Bus: M3 or Bx33. stnicholaspark.org.
More info on any of these upcoming jams and battles at myspace.com/toolsofwar.
Event Coordinator: Christie Z-Pabon