The Originals

Saturday, July 31, 2021

5:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.

For our 2021 season due to modifications to follow state and local guidelines, we will require tickets to attend all performances (free and benefit shows).  To ensure everyone gets an equal chance to attend a free show, all guests will be required to request a free ticket for each show. Please visit for more information.

This performance will be livestreamed on

Hip-hop has become a world-wide phenomenon, embedded in the sounds of pop music of every continent. But before it went global, it was the sound of New York, soundtracking block parties and club nights and college radio. Individually the Originals—as the name implies—have been there since almost the beginning, helping pull hip-hop from out of the underground and into the spotlight. The group also champions club culture and the various sounds and styles that New Yorkers want to dance to, from hip-hop to afrobeat, salsa and reggae to funk and house. The crew involves DJ’s Stretch Armstrong, known for programming the beloved “Stretch And Bobbito” radio show; hip-hop producer Clark Kent, Rich Medina, who ran the legendary weekly dance institution APT; mixtape legend Tony Touch; and Producer / Instagram live Club Quarantine creator D-Nice.


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