July 14 @ 5:00 pm 8:00 pm

COMMON & PETE ROCK are pictured, both wearing bucket hats. The man in the foreground sports a yellow hat, while the man in the background wears a blue one with glasses. They are outdoors near a basketball court, exuding a vibe reminiscent of Pete Rock and Common. The focus of the image is on their hats and attire. Rise Up NYC


Sunday, July 14, 2024 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm Von King Park 670 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11216
Common might be a well-established actor—appearing in dozens of films and television shows—but his hip-hop bonafides are undeniable. One of Chicago’s most promising MCs in the 1990s, his early work with producer No I.D. (1992’s Can I Borrow a Dollar?, 1994’s Resurrection, and 1997’s One Day It’ll All Make Sense) are among the city’s most enduring hip-hop albums. After moving to Brooklyn in 1998, he became a pivotal member of the informal Soulquarians collective that formed around The Roots bandleader Questlove, helping define a new sound that drew from soul, funk, jazz, and hip-hop in equal measure. With an Emmy, a Golden Globe, an Academy Award and multiple GRAMMYs to his name, he’s proven himself to be one of his generation’s most talented performers. Pete Rock’s legacy is rooted in his iconic productions from an era of New York hip-hop that saw the genre graduate from nascent upstart into a global cultural force. He made formative records with Heavy D, Nas, and his partner CL Smooth, as well as Common’s iconic “The B**** in Yoo.” His jazz, funk, and R&B sample-heavy production style has influenced—and continues to influence—multiple generations of artists.


July 14
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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3052 w 21st
Brooklyn, New York 11224
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