DJ Cassidy will celebrate Hip Hop’s 50th anniversary by taking his highly anticipated “Pass The Mic Live!” concert series to Radio City Music Hall on Friday, July 21st where he will unite twenty-five New York native icons of Hip Hop’s Golden Age on one stage on one night, in partnership with the Black Promoter’s Collective. The historic lineup will feature Big Daddy Kane, Doug E. Fresh, Rakim, and Slick Rick, with Black Sheep, Brand Nubian, CL Smooth, Dana Dane, DoItAll of Lords Of The Underground, EPMD, Fu-Schnickens, Grandmaster Melle Mel & Scorpio, Kid ‘N Play, Kool Moe Dee, Kurtis Blow, MC Serch, MC Shan, Milk Dee of Audio Two, Monie Love, Nice ‘N Smooth, Onyx, Roxanne Shante, Special Ed, The Sugarhill Gang, Treach of Naughty By Nature, and in the tradition of “Pass The Mic,” special surprise guests. The show will be presented by Martell Cognac.
Tickets for DJ Cassidy’s Pass the Mic Live! at Radio City Music Hall will be on presale to American Express card members from Tuesday, April 11th at 10:00am EST through Thursday, April 13th at 11:59pm EST. Tickets will be on sale to the general public starting Friday, April 14th at 10:00am EST. Tickets can be purchased at Ticketmaster.
“Uniting twenty-five native New York icons of Hip Hop’s Golden Age on one stage on one night, in the birthplace of Hip Hop, also my hometown, in the most esteemed concert venue in the country, will be the greatest honor of my life,” says DJ Cassidy. I am truly honored to be celebrating these definitive artists and their profound impact on the culture, days from the 50th birthday of Hip Hop, minutes away from where Kool Herc deejayed the first Hip Hop party in 1973.”
The previously announced inaugural “Pass The Mic Live!” show will take place at the Prudential Center arena in Newark, New Jersey on Friday, May 12th and will feature performances by Ashanti, Fabolous, Ja Rule, Lil Kim, Ma$e, Ne-Yo, Robin Thicke, 112, and a slew of surprise guests. The event will be the first in a series of one-night-only events in partnership with the Black Promoter’s Collective taking place throughout the year, each with its own unique roster of superstar performers.
Over the past two years, DJ Cassidy transformed how we experience music with “Pass The Mic.” By celebrating and uniting his musical heroes, DJ Cassidy changed how we interact with our favorite artists and favorite songs through a game changing, culturally moving format. The groundbreaking series “Pass The Mic” went from viral sensation to televised primetime series on BET and featured a monumental collection of prolific artists throughout. Within ten episodes, Cassidy passed the mic to220 legendary superstars, including Earth, Wind & Fire, Chaka Khan, Nile Rodgers, Patti LaBelle, Gladys Knight, Kool & The Gang, Charlie Wilson, Hall & Oates, New Edition, Boyz II Men, Teddy Riley, Keith Sweat, TLC, En Vogue, SWV, Run DMC, LL Cool J, Public Enemy, Rakim, Big Daddy Kane, Salt-N-Pepa, Missy Elliott, Ice Cube, Method Man, Busta Rhymes, Wyclef Jean, Nelly, Fat Joe, Sean Paul, Shaggy,and many more. To date, the series has garnered more than 800 million impressions and 200 million views.
Renowned for his unmatched ability to rally icons and legends alike, DJ Cassidy curated a musical experience like no other with “Pass The Mic,” as Cassidy’s musical heroes, spanning five decades, performed their most iconic songs. Now, the modern-day maestro will recreate the experience with a series of highly anticipated live concerts that will surely make history.