SummerStage Presents: Salute to Hip Hop with DJ Bent Roc / Chubb Rock / Dana Dane / and Special Ed in association with WBLS
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.
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DJ Bent Roc is the premiere mix master on New York City’s 107.5 WBLS. Besides spinning for all the station’s events, he spins weekly on Saturdays for his own show, Classic Flavors alongside his partner, legendary rapper, Chubb Rock. With his weekly show, DJ Bent Roc gives respect and attention to the pioneers of hip-hop culture. With over 20 years of DJ experience, along with the Billboard “R&B / Hip Hop Radio Show of the Year” award under his belt, DJ Bent Roc will rock your world!
Chubb Rock, often compared to a Hip-Hop Barry White, dropped out of pre-med at Brown University to pursue his musical career. Regarded as one of the East Coast’s most dexterous rappers, he first appeared on the national Rap scene with his self-titled debut, Chubb Rock. His 1991 release, The One, reached #13 on Billboard’s Top Hip-Hop/R&B chart that year. Three singles from that release made it to #1 on Billboard’s Top Rap Single chart list that same year including, the classic song, “Treat Em Right,” “Just the Two of Us” and “Lost in the Storm.”
New York-born rapper Dana Dane first displayed his talents as a member of a rap group, Kangol Crew, which he formed with classmate Slick Rick. Launching his solo career after graduating, his debut single “Nightmare,” offered hints of his talents. Known for his humorous rhymes and his eclectic fashion sense, Dane broke through commercially with his first full-length album, Dana Dane with Fame. The success of the album, established him as a powerful rapper and one of early Hip-Hop’s biggest personalities.
Edward Archer, aka Special Ed, is Brooklyn rapper best known for the songs "I Got It Made" and "I'm The Magnificent", produced by "Hitman" Howie Tee and released in 1989 on the Youngest in Charge album, recorded when Ed was 16 years old. He was later a member of Crooklyn Dodgers, an ad hoc group who came together to perform for the Spike Lee films Clockers and Crooklyn, and he performed "Crooklyn" with Shillz on the 2003 compilation album MuskaBeatz. Ed released a third solo album, Revelations, with the single "Neva Go Back" in 1995, with the track "Freaky Flow" receiving a remix by DJ Premier. In 2004, Ed released the album Still Got It Made on his own label "Semi."