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Hip Hop Legends Will Headline Concerts In The Bronx, Staten Island, Brooklyn And Queens For NYC Homecoming Week

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) - We now know who will be performing at the concerts in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Staten Island and Queens as part of New York's "Homecoming Week."

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Thursday that the concerts taking place in the boroughs will be hip hop focused.

The lineups are nothing short of legendary.

Homecoming Week Hip Hop Concerts - The Bronx
(credit: NYC Mayor's Office)

August 16 — Orchard Beach in the Bronx - KRS-One, Slick Rick, Remy Ma, 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

Homecoming Week Hip Hop Concerts - Staten Island
(credit: NYC Mayor's Office)

August 17 — Midland Beach on Staten Island - Raekwon & Ghostface Killah, Crystal Waters, DJ Chuck Chillout, EPMD, Force MDs, Hakim Green, HeeSun Lee, Kool Keith, Lizzy Ashleigh, Pharoahe Monch, Rikki, Rob Base

Homecoming Week Hip Hop Concerts - Brooklyn
(credit: NYC Mayor's Office)

August 19 — Brooklyn Army Terminal waterfront in Brooklyn - Big Daddy Kane, Desiigner, C&C Music Factory, DJ Mr. Cee,  Elle Varner, Judy Torres, Lizzy Ashliegh, Maino, Obasi Jackson, Papoose, PopMaster Fabel, Special Ed, Stetsasonic, Sweet Sensation, Young Devyn

Homecoming Week Hip Hop Concerts - Queens
(credit: NYC Mayor's Office)

August 20 — Forest Hills Stadium in Queens - George Clinton + P-Funk All Stars with special guests, Too $hort,  DJ Hurricane, DJ Wiz, EPMD, Mobb Deep, Yo-Yo

The series culminates on August 21 with the star-studded "We Love NYC: The Homecoming Concert" at the Great Lawn in Central Park.

Tickets are free and will be released to the public in batches on Aug. 2 at 10 a.m. EDT at All attendees will be required to show proof of vaccination.

Additional free and VIP ticket release dates and times are:

  • Tuesday, August 3 at 7 a.m. EDT
  • Wednesday, August 4 at 9 p.m. EDT
  • Thursday, August 5 at 7 a.m. EDT
  • Friday, August 6 at 10 a.m. EDT
  • Saturday, August 7 at 9 p.m. EDT

Editor's note: This story first appeared on July 30.

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