Slick Rick, George Clinton, And More To Headline ‘It’s Time For Hip-Hop In NYC’ Concerts

The shows are set to occur on August 16, 17, 19, and 20.

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Mayor Bill de Blasio and Universal Hip Hop Museum (UHHM) Executive Director and President Rocky Bucano today announced with Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and New York State Assembly Speaker Carl E. Heastie the dynamic lineup of “It’s Time for Hip Hop in NYC” concerts, featuring artists like Slick Rick, George Clinton, and more.

Shows are set to be held at outdoor venues in The Bronx, Staten Island, Brooklyn and Queens. As a celebration of New York City’s comeback during NYC Homecoming Week, between August 14th to 22nd, all tickets for “It’s Time for Hip Hop in NYC” concerts—produced by New York City, the Universal Hip Hop Museum, and IDEKO—will be available for free.

“You don’t want to miss the local, legendary talent performing throughout NYC Homecoming Week,” said Mayor Bill de Blasio. “As we celebrate this Summer of New York City, we’re proud to partner with Rocky Bucano and the Universal Hip Hop Museum to bring these momentous concerts to our boroughs, free of charge. And if you get a ticket, you can go as long you have proof of your first dose of an approved COVID vaccine.”

“Hip Hop comes home to celebrate NYC Homecoming Week!” said Rocky Bucano, Executive Director and President of the Universal Hip Hop Museum. “Many of the artists performing in these shows are native New Yorkers hailing from the five boroughs. It’s their talent, creativity, and passion for the culture that spread it from the stoops, parks, and playgrounds to stages worldwide. The Universal Hip Hop Museum is proud to welcome them home, back to where it all began.”

Visit the NYC Homecoming Week website for more information and ticket options.

First Stop: Orchard Beach in The Bronx on Monday, August 16 from 3:00 to 9:30 p.m.

KRS One (Headliner)

Slick Rick (Headliner)

Remy Ma (Headliner)

Busy Bee

CL Smooth

DJ Hollywood

DJ Jazzy Joyce

DJ Kevie Kev

Fantastic Five

Furious 5 featuring Grandmaster Melle Mel and Scorpio

Grand Wizard Theodore

Joeski Love

Kid Capri

Nice & Smooth

PopMaster Fabel

Soul Sonic Force

T La Rock

Ultra Magnetic MC’s

Second Stop: Richmond County Bank Park on Staten Island on Tuesday, August 17 from 4:00 to 9:30 p.m.

Raekwon (Headliner)

Ghostface Killah (Headliner)

Crystal Waters

DJ Chuck Chillout


Force MDs

Hakim Green

HeeSun Lee

Kool Keith

Lizzy Ashliegh

Pharoahe Monch


Rob Base

Third Stop: Brooklyn Army Terminal in Brooklyn on Thursday, August 19 from 4:00 to 9:30 p.m.

Big Daddy Kane (Headliner)

Desiigner (Headliner)

C&C Music Factory

DJ Mr. Cee

Elle Varner

Judy Torres

Lizzy Ashliegh


Obasi Jackson


PopMaster Fabel

Special Ed


Sweet Sensation

Young Devyn

Fourth Stop: Forest Hills Stadium in Queens on Friday, August 20 from 4:00 to 9:30 p.m.

George Clinton + The P-Funk All-Stars with Special Guests (Headliner)

Too $hort (Headliner)

DJ Hurricane

DJ Wiz


Mobb Deep


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