Mount Vernon – Over fifty (50) acclaimed DJ’s are joining youth, parents, public servants, and community leaders in a celebration of peace and diversity. RapaCon, a traveling Hip-Hop festival arrives in Mount Vernon on Saturday, August 26, 2017 from 12:00 noon until 9:00 p.m. and will promote a full day jam-packed with entertainment for the whole family. RapaCon will be located on East First Street between South Second and South Third Avenues.
The community event will feature the artwork of Andre Leroy Davis; Hip Hop panels; an awards ceremony honoring Mount Vernon’s own, the legendary DJ and producer Pete Rock of the rap duo, Pete Rock & CL Smooth; the biggest, largest Electric Slide, Cha-Cha Slide, and Wobble Demonstration in Westchester’s History; an all-day concert; and an edition of Rapathon Alumni special “Spittin In Da Wip” TV Show (freestyle rap competition), which will air on independent television and social media! In addition, attendees will have an opportunity to learn how to “spin” on turntables.
“DJ Con is an opportunity to bridge old school and new school hip-hop, older and younger rappers and DJ’s; and is an opportunity to unite our community as one. This is the only hip-hop event that does not use profanity”, said Councilman Wallace, the event sponsor.
Curtis Sharrod, Founder and Coordinator of Rapacon stated, “As an organization, we strive to bring authentic, multi-generational, hip hop experiences to the community.” New to DJ-CON is “The Battle Of The Sounds Systems” highlighting The Original DJ Tony Tone of The legendary Cold Crush Brothers versus The Sound System of Mount Vernon’s own The Iconic Collins Brothers. An appearance will also be made Hip-Hop pioneer, Melle Mel.
Join RapaCon for an engaging and interactive community event like none other. And it’s all FREE!
RapaCon is a multi-generational, traveling Hip-Hop festival that promotes all aspects of the Hip Hop culture: turntables, DJ’s, freestyle rapping, rap music, and artwork. The festival has been held on Philadelphia, PA; the next stop is Long Island, NY. For more information log on to www.RapaCon.com.
Pictures From Rapacon/DJ-Con 2016 in Mount Vernon, NY, Saturday, November 5, 2016 [Courtesy of SugarCayne.com]
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