Go Brooklyn! Stetsasonic & Friends 40th Anniversary Show

Saturday, August 28, 2021

7:00 p.m.8:30 p.m.

Tickets are no longer required for free performances at SummerStage. All free performances will be open to the public, first come, first served, with limited capacity, and will continue to follow CDC recommendations. Visit here for more information.

One  of  the  first-ever  hip-hop  bands,  Brooklyn’s  Stetsasonic  used  beat-boxing,  sampling,  and  live performance  to  elevate  the  musicality  of  the  nascent  genre  in  the  1980’s.   Originally  known  as the  “Stetson  Brothers”,  there  were  three  members  including  Daddy-O, Delite and Wise the Human Mix Machine.  Soon,  the group  evolved  to  “Stetsasonic”,  adding  the  prolific  energy of  DBC (Devastating Beat Creator),  Bobby  Simmons,  Prince Paul,  and  Fruitkwan.  With  a  sound  that brought  R&B,  jazz,  dancehall  and  rock  to  a  genre  still  shaping  itself,  they  would  pave  the  way for  hip-hop  bands  like  the  Roots;  Stetsasonic  lynchpin  Prince  Paul  would  go  on  to  have  a profound impact  on  the  genre  producing  records  for  De  La  Soul,  inventing  horrorcore  with  RZA and  the  Gravediggaz,  and  groundbreaking  solo  records  like  A  Prince  of  Thieves.   Meanwhile, Daddy-O  went  on  to  work  with  many  artists  such  as,  Audio  Two,  Chuck  D,  Mary  J.  Blige,  Queen Latifah,  Big  Daddy  Kane,  Freestyle  Fellowship,  Junior  M.A.F.I.A  and  Red  Hot  Chili  Peppers  as  a Producer  and  remixer.   Though  their  last  album  was  released  in  1991,  Stetsasonic  has  continued to  tour  and  celebrate  the  40th  anniversary  of  their  formation  at  Summerstage  in  Coney  Island with  their  friends  and  special  guests. 


Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island
3052 W. 21st St., Brooklyn, 11224
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