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DJ Cassidy's Pass The Mic Live!

Source: Richard Bord / Getty


 

As hip-hop is celebrated globally this year for its 50th anniversary, one thing that no one can deny is that rap would never have been able to take it this far if it weren’t for pioneers of the Golden Age.

Although the genre was first introduced during the mid ’70s, it took until 1979 before the music was even televised due to its association with inner-city issues and, well, general racism in America. However, things grew tenfold by the time hip-hop had reached the mid ’80s with emcees like Slick Rick, The Jungle Brothers, Public Enemy, KRS-One, the dynamic duo of Eric B. & Rakim and Roxanne Chanté as just some of the handful who helped elevate what it meant to be a lyricist. Guys like LL Cool J and Run-D.M.C. brought the commercial appeal to rap that we now see newer acts like Drake and Travis Scott benefitting astronomically from. For the ladies, Queen Latifah and Salt-N-Pepa were two shining examples that proved women have voices behind the mic as well; now, female rap is all that anyone can talk about.

That’s why we had to give major props to seasoned mixmaster DJ Cassidy for using the latest stop on his Pass The Mic LIVE! Tour to unite 50 rap legends on one stage for an unforgettable blast from the past where it all started: New York City!

 

DJ Cassidy's Pass The Mic Live!

Source: Richard Bord / Getty


 


 

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Setting up shop at the legendary Radio City Music Hall last Friday (July 21), DJ Cassidy gathered nearly every core rapper from hip-hop’s Golden Age and simply let them rip the stage with their biggest hits. Not a seat was left unfilled, and some even had to stand in the aisle in order to really get down they way they wanted to. Each act flowed after one another with such precision that it all felt like one big nonstop performance. Crowd cheers for The Sugar Hill Gang and Kurtis Blow, the first rapper signed to a major label, were equal in volume to the likes of Onyx, Brand Nubian and EPMD amongst others. Kid N’ Play did their classic House Party dance routine, Monie Love was rocking the stage “in the middle” as per usual and Naughty By Nature’s Treach had the entire venue’s undivided attention while spitting his group’s classic banger, “Hip-Hop Hooray.”

The headliners — whew! — they made it absolutely clear why each deserves a place on any proverbial Hip-Hop Mount Rushmore, with Big Daddy Kane, KRS-One, the God MC himself Rakim and a double play by Slick Rick alongside Doug E. Fresh capping off a night where hip-hop shined gold for all to see.


 

DJ Cassidy's Pass The Mic Live!

Source: Jerritt Clark / Getty


 

See the full photo recap of DJ Cassidy’s Pass The Mic LIVE! Tour at Radio City Music Hall in NYC below, including a few pics from the exclusive afterparty hosted by Martell:

 


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1. Treach of Naughty By Nature

Treach of Naughty By Nature Source:Getty

DJ Cassidy’s Pass The Mic Live!
Radio City Music Hall, New York, NY
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2. Dres, KRS-ONE and Chi-Ali

Dres, KRS-ONE and Chi-Ali Source:Getty

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3. O’Neal McKnight and Don Pooh

O'Neal McKnight and Don Pooh Source:Getty

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4. Kurtis Blow and Wonder Mike

Kurtis Blow and Wonder Mike Source:Getty

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5. Monie Love

Monie Love Source:Getty

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6. Full Force

Full Force Source:Getty

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7. Lord Jamar

Lord Jamar Source:Getty

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8. Erick Sermon and MC Serch

Erick Sermon and MC Serch Source:Getty

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9. B-Boys Crazy Legs and Miguel “Bboy Gravity” Rosario

B-Boys Crazy Legs and Miguel "Bboy Gravity" Rosario Source:Getty

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10. Big Daddy Kane and Parrish Smith

Big Daddy Kane and Parrish Smith Source:Getty

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11. Fredro Starr, Sadat X, Lord Jamar, Dana Dane

Fredro Starr, Sadat X, Lord Jamar, Dana Dane Source:Getty

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12. Kool Moe Dee

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13. Doug E. Fresh

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14. DJ Cassidy

DJ Cassidy Source:Getty

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15. Radio City Music Hall Packed For DJ Cassidy’s ‘Pass The Mic LIVE!’

Radio City Music Hall Packed For DJ Cassidy's 'Pass The Mic LIVE!' Source:Getty

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16. Doug E. Fresh and DJ Cassidy

Doug E. Fresh and DJ Cassidy Source:Getty

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17. Slick Rick

Slick Rick Source:Getty

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18. Lil Vicious

Lil Vicious Source:Getty

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19. Rakim

Rakim Source:Getty

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20. KRS One and DJ Cassidy

KRS One and DJ Cassidy Source:Getty

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21. Treach of Naughty by Nature

Treach of Naughty by Nature Source:Getty

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22. Kid ‘n Play

Kid 'n Play Source:Getty

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23. Greg Nice of Nice & Smooth and DJ Cassidy

Greg Nice of Nice & Smooth and DJ Cassidy Source:Getty

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24. Smooth B and Greg Nice of Nice & Smooth

Smooth B and Greg Nice of Nice & Smooth Source:Getty

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25. Sticky Fingaz and Fredro Starr of Onyx

Sticky Fingaz and Fredro Starr of Onyx Source:Getty

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26. CL Smooth

CL Smooth Source:Getty

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27. CL Smooth

CL Smooth Source:Getty

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28. Poc Fu of Fu-Schnickens

Poc Fu of Fu-Schnickens Source:Getty

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29. Chip Fu and Poc Fu of Fu-Schnickens

Chip Fu and Poc Fu of Fu-Schnickens Source:Getty

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30. Grand Puba of Brand Nubian

Grand Puba of Brand Nubian Source:Getty

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31. Sadat X and Lord Jamar of Brand Nubian

Sadat X and Lord Jamar of Brand Nubian Source:Getty

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32. Sadat X of Brand Nubian

Sadat X of Brand Nubian Source:Getty

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33. Monie Love

Monie Love Source:Getty

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34. Mc Serch

Mc Serch Source:Getty

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35. Special Ed

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36. Special Ed

Special Ed Source:Getty

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37. Mc Shan

Mc Shan Source:Getty

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38. Roxanne Shante

Roxanne Shante Source:Getty

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39. Roxanne Shante

Roxanne Shante Source:Getty

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40. Dana Dane

Dana Dane Source:Getty

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41. Kool Moe Dee

Kool Moe Dee Source:Getty

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42. Busy Bee

Busy Bee Source:Getty

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43. Kurtis Blow

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44. Scorpio and GrandMaster Melle Mel

Scorpio and GrandMaster Melle Mel Source:Getty

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45. Barshon

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46. Chi-Ali

Chi-Ali Source:Getty

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47. Master Gee of Sugar Hill Gang

Master Gee of Sugar Hill Gang Source:Getty

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48. Wonder Mike and Diamond of Sugar Hill Gang

Wonder Mike and Diamond of Sugar Hill Gang Source:Getty

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49. Kid ‘n Play

Kid 'n Play Source:Getty

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50. Famed Stylist June Ambrose

Famed Stylist June Ambrose Source:Getty

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51. Big Daddy Kane and DJ Cassidy

Big Daddy Kane and DJ Cassidy Source:Getty

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52. KRS-One and MC Shan

KRS-One and MC Shan Source:Getty

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53. DJ Cassidy’s Pass The Mic Live!

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54. DJ Cassidy and Grandmaster Melle Mel

DJ Cassidy and Grandmaster Melle Mel Source:JOCO Media

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55. Kurtis Blow

Kurtis Blow Source:JOCO Media

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56. Greg Nice

Greg Nice Source:JOCO Media

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57. DJ SNS and DJ Cassidy

DJ SNS and DJ Cassidy Source:JOCO Media

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58. Grandmaster Melle Mel

Grandmaster Melle Mel Source:JOCO Media

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59. B-Boy Crazy Legs

B-Boy Crazy Legs Source:JOCO Media

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60. Celebrity Stylist June Ambrose

Celebrity Stylist June Ambrose Source:JOCO Media

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61. Full Force and DJ Cassidy

Full Force and DJ Cassidy Source:JOCO Media

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62. Grandmaster Flash

Grandmaster Flash Source:JOCO Media

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63. Rakim, DJ Cassidy and Kurtis Blow

Rakim, DJ Cassidy and Kurtis Blow Source:JOCO Media

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