Gov. Hochul Announces “I LOVE NY Summer of Hip-Hop”

Get your dancing shoes ready, music lovers, because New York is about to throw the ultimate hip-hop party! Governor Kathy Hochul announced the I LOVE NY Summer of Hip-Hop, a massive celebration commemorating the genre’s 50th anniversary, starting on August 11th. This statewide bash is a collaboration with renowned cultural organizations, bringing you a mind-blowing lineup of concerts, exhibitions, performances, and family-friendly fun.

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Can you believe that it all started as a humble back-to-school party? Hip-hop burst onto the scene in New York and sent shockwaves around the world, revolutionizing the music industry. Now, it’s an integral part of the city’s cultural fabric, telling the unique story of the great state of New York. Governor Hochul is thrilled to honor this legacy with the Summer of Hip-Hop series and invites everyone, New Yorkers and visitors alike, to join in the celebration and explore the rich history of hip-hop in the state.

The I LOVE NY Summer of Hip-Hop calendar is available on their website, and here’s the best part: they want you to be a part of it too! If your organization is hosting an event that celebrates Hip-Hop 50, shoot them an email with all the juicy details at Let’s make this celebration truly legendary!

But that’s not all; they need your help to spread the word and make this event one for the books. Jump on social media and let the world know about the Summer of Hip-Hop. Feel free to use hashtags like #hiphop50 and #NewYork to get everyone buzzing with excitement.

Now, imagine catching some epic concerts, exploring mind-blowing exhibitions, and experiencing jaw-dropping performances—all while basking in the unforgettable vibes of hip-hop. Sounds like a dream, right? Well, it’s about to become a reality!

Salt ‘n Pepa will be at the State Fair on August 23rd.

Whether you’re a die-hard hip-hop fan or simply someone who loves good music and a good time, the I LOVE NY Summer of Hip-Hop is the place to be this summer. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime celebration of a genre that has changed the world and continues to bring people together through its powerful beats and meaningful lyrics.

So, let’s make history together just like those innovative DJs did 50 years ago. Mark your calendars, call up your friends, and get ready to dance your heart out because this summer is all about hip-hop, and it’s all about New York! The I LOVE NY Summer of Hip-Hop promises to be an unforgettable experience that will leave you with memories to last a lifetime. Don’t miss out on this incredible celebration of a genre that has truly shaped the world of music. Get ready to groove and celebrate with the sounds of hip-hop echoing across the state—it’s going to be an absolute blast!

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