Hip-Hop Celebrates 50th Anniversary at LIMEHOF

Ernie Canadeo, EGC Chairman and Founder and Chairman of the Long Island Music and Entertainment Hall of Fame (LIMEHOF), hosted the milestone celebration—complemented by the presentation of a bust of LL Cool J.

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The event featured a concert and panel discussion where guest artists that included DJ Jazzy Jeff, Son of Bazerk, and Leaders of the New School, among others, paid homage to the legacy of hip-hop.

Another highlight of the celebration was the unveiling of a bust of LL Cool J, who is a LIMEHOF inductee. This statue, according to Newsday, was previously on display at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, but has now found a permanent home at LIMEHOF, located in Stony Brook, NY. Sherwin Banfield, who sculpted the statue, was on hand to join in the festivities.

Past Long Island-based hip-hop inductees include Run-DMC, Public Enemy, and Salt-N-Pepa.

“We are honored to pay tribute to the 50th Anniversary of Hip-Hop with a live concert performed by some of hip hop’s most influential artists, all from Long Island…It is a testament to Long Island’s prominent and continuing role in hip-hop’s legacy.”
Ernie Canadeo, EGC Chairman and Founder and Chairman of LIMEHOF.

Visit the Long Island Music and Entertainment Hall of Fame website to learn more about this venue, ticket information, upcoming events, and more.