DJ Kool Herc & King Addies Have fun Jamaican Sound System Tradition for Hip Hop’s fiftieth

NEW YORK – Rock The Bells and Bowery Presents are in manufacturing collaboration with Impulse Nation, Kool Herc Productions, King Addies and the Jamaica Music Convention to ship probably the most iconic Hip Hop fiftieth celebration of the whole yr.

The distinctive occasion, coined “FAAWUD”, will carry the Jamaican Diaspora, the Caribbean neighborhood and their Hip Hop household collectively to focus on arguably probably the most overshadowed side of early Hip Hop tradition.

An inclusive cultural celebration of Hip Hop’s fiftieth Anniversary, King Addies fortieth Anniversary and the Jamaica Music Convention tenth Anniversary, FAAWUD will carry the Hip Hop and Reggae Dancehall neighborhood collectively to discover and spotlight Jamaican Sound System Tradition’s affect on Hip Hop, for the primary time in historical past. 

Though the subject has been informally mentioned through the years by Hip Hop and Jamaican music icons individually, this shared legacy has by no means been celebrated by each the Hip Hop trade and the Jamaican music trade in a single occasion, nor in such a enjoyable and unifying means.


FAAWUD will honor key Hip Hop and Reggae Dancehall influencers like: God-Father of Hip Hop DJ Kool Herc, 1st Woman of Hip Hop Cindy Campbell, Hip Hop’s 1st Emcee Coke La Rock, Jamaica’s King of All Selectors Danny Dread and an authentic basis toaster Huge Youth.

Kicking off with a sound system exhibit, this dynamic 1-day program will characteristic varied Hip Hop and Reggae Dancehall icons who will take a global viewers of music followers and aficionados on a cultural journey. There will probably be a historic panel dialogue that includes Hip Hop and Jamaican music icons and journalists, in dialog collectively for the very first time.

The occasion can even showcase varied points of sound system and DJ tradition, resembling: a sound system high quality conflict (bodily sound techniques solely); a turntablist exhibition; a sound conflict exhibition (sound boys with their dubplates); and an thrilling toasting cypher that includes each Hip Hop and Jamaican icons—one other first. 

Going down at New York Metropolis’s Webster Corridor on August 10, 2023, the occasion will usher within the official fiftieth Anniversary of Cindy Campbell and DJ Kool Herc’s legendary Hip Hop occasion that came about at 1520 Sedgwick Avenue on August 11, 1973. 

Tickets on sale Friday, July 14th at