Long Island Music & Entertainment Hall of Fame Announces Hip Hop 50 Summer Blowout

Long Island is virtually a breeding ground for Hip Hop legends—from Chuck D and Stetsasonic to De La Soul. On June 11, the Long Island Music and Entertainment Hall Of Fame (LIMEHOF) will celebrate the 50th anniversary of Hip Hop with a concert and panel discussion event at the venue’s home base in Stony Brook Village beginning at 2pm ET. The event will feature Son of Bazerk, Kool Rock-Ski (of The Fat Boys), A.J. Rock (of J.V.C. F.O.R.C.E.), DJ Jazzy Jay, DJ Johnny Juice (of Public Enemy), Dinco D and Milo in de Dance (both of Leaders of the New School) along with special guest Ralph McDaniels of Video Music Box. 

DJ Jazzy Jay, DJ Johnny Juice, Kool Rock-Ski, and Son of Bazerk will perform live, while a panel discussion moderated by Tom Needham, LIMEHOF vice chairman and longtime host of the “Sounds of Film Radio Show." He'll be joined by members of JVC Force, Leaders of the New School, DJ Johnny Juice and Ralph McDaniels.

"We are honored to pay tribute to the 50th Anniversary of Hip-Hop with a live concert performed by some of hip hop’s most influential artists, all from Long Island,” LIMEHOF Chairman Ernie Canadeo said. “It is a testament to Long Island’s prominent and continuing role in hip-hop’s legacy.” 

As explained on its website, the LIMEHOF is a 501(c) (3) organization "dedicated to the idea that Long Island’s musical and entertainment heritage is an important resource to be celebrated and preserved for future generations. The organization, which encompasses New York State’s Nassau, Suffolk, Queens, and Kings (Brooklyn) Counties, was created as a place of community that inspires and explores Long Island music and entertainment in all its forms.

"In 2022, LIMEHOF opened its first Hall of Fame building location in Stony Brook Village. To date, the organization has inducted more than 120 musicians and music industry executives, and also offers education programs and scholarships, and awards to Long Island students and educators." 

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