5 Pointz Pays Homage to 40 Years of Hip Hop

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It looks like 5 Pointz is going to leave ‘em rhyming. This Saturday, the world famous graffiti Mecca, aka “The Institute of Higher Burning,” will hold a five-hour tribute to hip hop with live performances by New York and New Jersey rappers. With DJ Raydar Ellis as the host, expect such acts as Rabbi Darkside, Elijah Black, Delvebeer and Dax Medina. Also scheduled are label showcases from ThemRecordings and Bucktown USA. Countless taggers from as far away as Europe and Asia have displayed their work at this 200,000-square-foot outdoor space since its founding in 1993. Recently, the property owners announced plans to convert the Long Island City venue into luxury housing that might include a 41-story residential tower, a 47-story tower, an indoor rock-climbing wall, a simulated golf course and barbecue areas. Details: Hip Hop Fest, June 8, 2 pm – 7 pm, 5 Pointz, 45-46 Davis Street, LIC.

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