Hip-hop heads and other fans of the genre, mark your calendars. The National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) is bringing back its Hip-Hop Block Party on August 12, 2023.

Join other hip-hop lovers on the National Mall at the intersection of Madison Drive N.W. and 14th Street in Washington D.C. The event will highlight how hip-hop has shaped culture and society in general. NMAAHC will offer free tickets in July.

The Hip Hop Block Party NMAAHC Hosted Before Was A Hit

This will be the second time NMAAHC is hosting its hip-hop block party event. Last year, “more than 8,000 people attended,” as noted by Secret DC. 2023 is sure to bring that same energy and enthusiasm.

Similar to last year, the event will include interactive activities, panel discussions, tours of the NMAAHC galleries and so much more. Attendees can fuel up at Club Café, which features a hip-hop-inspired menu.

According to the museum, you can expect “multi-generational performances by some of hip-hop’s most influential DJs, artists, and cultural influences.”

For Hip-Hop, 2023 Is A Pivotal, Celebratory Year

2023 is an exciting year for hip-hop. In honor of its 50 years, there have been quite a few tributes, with more to come.

In February, the Grammys had a star-studded hip-hop segment, including some of the biggest names in the genre. Questlove handled production duties, and there were performances by Busta Rhymes, Lil’ Kim, Salt n’ Pepa, and others.

Earlier this month, Premier Theater at the Foxwoods Resort and Casino in Connecticut hosted “A Tribute to 50 Years of Hip-Hop.” Slick Rick, Big Daddy Kane, EPMD, Rakim, and Roxanne Shanté were in attendance.

The BET Awards will host its own hip-hop salute in June. Finally, in November, hip-hop pioneer DJ Kool Herc will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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