Hip-Hop Vinyl Lounge
Kick back and enjoy a hip-hop vinyl listening session in the BMA’s beautiful Fox Court.
Before or after your visit to The Culture: Hip Hop and Contemporary Art in the 21st Century, stop by to hear a collection of original samples, beats, and hip-hop remixes spun by the renowned DJ Fly Guy.
6 p.m. – DJ Fly Guy spins in Fox Court
8 p.m. – Program ends
Admission to the Hip-Hop Vinyl Lounge is free. Tickets to The Culture are available here.
DJ Fly Guy
DJ Fly Guy is an old-school hip hop deejay who specializes in the breakbeat or “b-beat” style of deejaying practiced by pioneering Bronx legends such as DJ Kool Herc, Afrika Bambaataa, Grandmaster Flash, DJ A.J., DJ Breakout, Grandwizard Theodore and DJ Jazzy Jay, to name a few. DJ Fly Guy began deejaying in 1981 as a teenager with his crew (Direct Drive DJs) and continues actively deejaying today. Owner of more than 70,000 original-pressing out-of-print vinyl records from the 1960s-1990s, DJ Fly Guy is known as the “Master of Vinyl” and has never deviated from his use of turntables and original vinyl in his deejay sets. Among his career highlights, DJ Fly Guy was an early mentor to the legendary New York City DJ Stretch Armstrong; was a popular hip hop party deejay and radio show host in the mid-late 1980s; was featured in a “Rap on Campus” profile in the July 1990 edition of “The Source” magazine; and considers DJ Kool Herc and MC Coke La Rock to be among his closest and most long-tenured personal friends, having played many parties over the years with both Herc and Coke — the acknowledged Father of Hip Hop and First MC of Hip Hop, respectively.
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