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1987. Hip hop was expanding upon American culture, with a lot of credit directed towards four seminal albums from Run DMC and The Beastie Boys, released by a start up record label out of an NYU dormitory, Def Jam. At a time when hip hop was breaking through mainstream radio play and the MTV airwaves, the powerhouse label mates inevitably teamed up for The Together Forever Tour. That legendary tour would solidify the stage being set for the hip hop expansion that would evolve the following year in 1988.
To celebrate 25 years since the tour, Props To Hip Hop and CEG are teaming up to create one of the largest hip hop tributes New York City has ever seen...A 25th Anniversary Tribute To The Together Forever Tour. Backed by a ridiculously talented live band and featuring nearly two dozen of New York City's top up and coming emcees, Props To Hip Hop plans to provide audiences with the exact show they would have seen back in 1987. The set list will feature the greatest hits from the albums; Run DMC, King Of Rock, Raising Hell, License To Ill. Public Enemy was featured on a handful of dates during the 1987 tour, so they will also receive their portion of the tribute at the 25th Anniversary.
This tribute to The Together Forever Tour is not only meant to honor the music and the artists of the tour, but also to honor the time period. The year 1987 saw the release of classic movies such as Dirty Dancing, Lethal Weapon and Wall Street. It saw the release of classic albums such as Paid In Full, Appetite For Destruction, Joshua Tree while television saw the introduction of hit shows such as Married With Children, 21 Jump Street, Full House and A Different World. Therefore come celebrate the year 1987 with us as well, dressed in your freshest 80's gear dancing to all the hits from that year as our house DJ runs through the 1987 billboard charts before and after the show. Don't just watch the show, come dressed for the occasion and be a part of it!
Seating for concerts are on a first come first served basis. Please arrive early and bring your printed confirmation and a valid ID to the venue. Doors open at 10:30PM. Your name will be on a list at the door. General Admission is standing room only. 18 years and over.
at the Maritime Hotel
(in conjunction with HighLine Ballroom)
88 9th Avenue
New York, NY 10011