Long Island Artists Perform As They Celebrate the Musical Genre’s 50th Anniversary
The Long Island Music & Entertainment Hall of Fame (LIMEHOF) will celebrate the 50 th
anniversary of hip-hop with a special concert and panel discussion event on Sunday, June 11 at
2 p.m. at the venue’s home base, located at 97 Main Street in Stony Brook. The event will
feature legendary stars 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), and special guest Ralph McDaniels of Video Music Box,
as well as other surprise hip-hop guest artists.
There will also be a panel discussion moderated by LIMEHOF Vice Chairman Tom Needham,
who is a longtime host of the “Sounds of Film Radio Show.” He will be joined by members of
McDaniels, as well as JVC Force, Leaders of the New School and DJ Johnny Juice.
“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,” said LIMEHOF Chairman
Ernie Canadeo. “It is a testament to Long Island’s prominent and continuing role in hip-hop’s
Although the Bronx often receives the most credit for the origins of hip-hop, Long Island was
very influential in its development. Most Long Island hip-hop performers went to the city to
perform. Through the years, LIMEHOF has paid tribute to the hip-hop community by inducting
artists from Long Island, including LL Cool J, Run-DMC, Public Enemy, Eric B. & Rakim, Big
Daddy Kane, Kurtis Blow, Whodini, Salt-N-Pepa, and EPMD.
For ticket information, please visit https://www.limusichalloffame.org/museum/.