This Saturday, March 11, from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., the Nationwide Hip-Hop Museum (1919 18th Road Northwest) will maintain its “Grand Induction Ceremony x Grand Opening Occasion,” honoring legendary emcees CL Easy, Particular Ed, and Dres of Black Sheep.
The occasion will kick off at 4 p.m. with a stay broadcast of “Grasp Gee’s Theatre,” the museum’s govt director’s weekly SiriusXM present, the place visitors will reminisce in regards to the legendary emcees they grew up listening to.
Deputy Mayor John Falcicchio plans to learn a proclamation at Mayor Muriel Bowser’s request.
“We felt like we’d complement what was occurring in New York down right here within the DMV,” mentioned Grasp Gee, whose actual identify is Man O’Brien.
Gee counts as one of many three members of the hip-hop trailblazer group The Sugar Hill Gang, whose seminal “Rapper’s Delight” was the style’s first hit.
“We needed to put one thing in impact that might final over generations,” Gee mentioned throughout an look on the Nationwide Newspaper Publishers Affiliation’s morning information broadcast, Let It Be Recognized.
“As a result of we’re the primary commercially profitable hip-hop group on this planet, it made sense from a enterprise standpoint for me to place these abilities and talents in direction of preserving the legacy of what we’re doing,” he acknowledged.