SUNY Old Westbury is celebrating 50 years of Hip-Hop as part of its annual Panther Pride Homecoming festivities and will feature two of its graduates at the same time:
· Kool Moe Dee (Class of ’87) – A charter member of hip-hop’s old school, Moel Dewesei (aka Kool Moe Dee) is the creator of “fast rap,” a style since used at one time or another by nearly every MC out to prove his or her skills. He’s best known for hits “How Ya Like Me Now” (1988), “Wild Wild West” (1989), and “I Go To Work” (1989).
· Darryll “DLB” Barksdale (Class of ’97) with the Fearless Four – Known widely for their hits “Rockin’ It” (1982) and “Problems of the World (1982), this crew was the first to sign with a major record label when they signed with Elektra Records to produce the albm “Creepin up on Ya.”
The concert will also feature special guests:
· Joe$ki Love – Love is best-known for his platinum-selling 1986 single “Pee Wee’s Dance,” whose trademark hook, based on a key-switched interpolation of “Tequila,” which has gone on to be sampled by artists decades past its debut.
KimieChen – This artist is early in her career after having grown up in Linden, New Jersey, having been captivated by the sounds of Aaliyah, Diana Ross and the Supremes, Mary J. Blige and Toni Braxton.