Kool Herc & Marley Marl Headline Month Long Queens Library Hip Hop Festival
Kool Herc and Marley Marl are stepping into their roles as our traditions fateful patriarchs, taking part in a month-long celebration of hip-hop’s roots and influence at various Queens libraries this May. Herc & Marl join a a hefty list of OGs in conducting seminars and classes on every aspect of our culture; from its vibrant history to the fashion to the tagging to the talk. The month long event 31 Days of Non-Stop Hip-Hop will also feature Video Music Box ‘s Ralph McDaniels and various members of the Zulu Nation will also host their own events, focusing on topics as rigid as the entertainment industry and as fundamental as getting the family together.
The festival also celebrates the Queens Library system’s latest Elements of Hip-Hop initiative, which will attempt to “preserve Queens’ collective urban music history.” Its a righteous effort to to engage children and teens (in particular) with a backstory to the culture; an education on their conditioning if you will. The series of events promises to be an enriching and informative experience for your hip-hop savvy kids or if you just want to brush up for your own sake. You can peep the entire list of events over at the Queens Library’s site, we’ll have more for you on 31 Days of Non- Stop Hip-Hop in the days to come, so just keep it locked to the realm.