Celebrate and DANCE at the NMAAHC Hip-Hop Block Party

Ain't No Party Like a NMAAHC Block Party

David Banner and Ludacris on the set of Ludacris's “Diamond in the Back” video. Courtesy: NMAAHC

It’s the first anniversary of the Smithsonian Anthology of Hip-Hop and Rap. There’s only one way to celebrate: Block Party.

The National Museum of African American History and Culture is hosting a block party on Aug. 13, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. The day-long event features performances by local and national talent, presentations, and activities to explore hip-hop music and culture’s origins, elements, and influences.

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The daytime program is hosted by Vic Jagger of Majic 102.3. The artists include the Alphabet Rockers, DMV Showcase curated by DJ Heat (featuring O-Slice, Phuzz, Young Moe, and YungManny), Mumu Fresh, and a DJ mix by J. Period. The evening program is hosted by Hip-Hop scholar and critic Adam Bradley.

Performers include The Halluci Nation and D. Smoke. There will be a dance party following the performance with a mix by DJ Spinderella.

Learn more: nmaahc.si.edu/block-party.