Legendary Hip-Hop collective Rock Steady Crew (RSC) will celebrate 30 years of existence with a free concert featuring rap duo EPMD.
The show, which takes place at 1 p.m. on July 29 at Lincoln Park in Newark, New Jersey will cap off a series of events that kick off July 23 in Manhattan and the Bronx.
Activities include B-boy and B-girl battles, DJ sets and training, art shows, panel discussions and after parties.
For RSC president, Richard “Crazy Legs” Colon, the event’s longevity is proof of its lasting effect on the community.
“After 30 years we’re proud to say that we’re still going strong,” said RSC president Richard “Crazy Legs” Colon. “For the anniversaries we want to focus on all aspects that make Hip-Hop the social force that it is. This is about education and entertainment. With crew battles, hot DJs, panels and live graffiti shows our 30th promises to showcase everything Hip-Hop represents.”
In addition to EPMD, the concert will feature performances from Keith Murray, Ras Kas, Large Professor, Grand Master Mele Mel, Biz Markie, Planet Asia and Polyrhythm Addicts.
Founded in 1977, the Rock Steady Crew is noted for hosting events that promote the preservation of the history and the evolution of Hip-Hop culture.
The group’s anniversary events celebrate the art of break dancing and Hip-Hop as well as efforts to give back to the community.
For more details on the Rock Steady Crew 30th anniversary celebration, visit www.rocksteadycrew.com.