"Embracing 50 Years of Hip Hop" - fans gather from across the CSRA to honor five decades of music and culture
NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. -
The CSRA grooved to the rhythm of history as they traveled on a journey through five decades of hip-hop culture. It all happened Friday night at SRP Park in North Augusta. Presented by The Anchored Boss, this epic 50th birthday celebration honored Christie Dickerson Culbreath.
It was an event to remember. Fans enjoyed an exciting lineup featuring artists such as 95 South, 69 Boyz, Vicious, Prince Rahiem, Dis N Dat…Nelson Curry, Splack Pack, AE, and many more. Kuedog, one of the 90s duo Splack Pack known for their Miami Bass hit “Scrub The Ground”, talks about longevity of their career in the Hip Hop industry.
“It's amazing to see this achievement. August 11th was the time we dropped 30 years ago…which made it exactly 20 years that Hip Hop first originated from when we first dropped. “
As the night continued...legendary artists such as the Force MDs gave amazing performances...and Doug E. Fresh headlined the show.
The inventor of beatboxing, Fresh says he feels honored that Hip Hop chose him.
“Anybody could have been chosen…but for me to be chosen…you have to respect being chosen. You have to be conscious.”
He also explains how he invented beatboxing - the fifth element of Hip Hop.
“The way it came about is that…you know they cut the music program at my school. I used to play the trumpet. And when the program got cut I continued to do the exercises. That's how I created the beatbox,” explains Fresh.
The event brought fans from across the CSRA to pay homage to 50 years of Hip Hop culture, looking forward to many more years of the genre's evolution.
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