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In celebration of Hip Hop’s 50th year, Public Enemy and  Ice-T will headline The National Celebration of Hip Hop, a once in a lifetime concert event taking place on Friday, October 6th and Saturday, October 7th, 2023 at West Potomac Park on the National Mall in Washington D.C.  General admission to the event will be free with registration.  

The definitive celebration of hip hop will feature a special  DJ Hurricane Beastie Boys Tribute Set w/ Special Guests and performances from legendary artists including Kurtis Blow, Kid ‘n Play, Soulsonic Force, Roxanne Shante, CL Smooth, Melle Mel and Scorpio, The Sugarhill Gang, Peter Gunz, DJ Kevie Kev Rockwell, Mad Skillz, MC Sha-Rock, Busy Bee, Joe  Ski Love, Positive K, Boogie Black, Mick Benzo, Gumbo and Donald D with many more additional artists to be announced soon. 

Free general admission pre-registration opens on Wednesday, August 23nd at 10am ET – fans can sign up for the waiting list to get tickets at  Free Tickets will be released in tranches and are FIRST COME FIRST SERVE so fans should register as quickly as possible for the best chance of getting their spot.

VIP party and travel packages will be available for purchase. A limited number of pre-sales for exclusive VIP pre-parties and afterparties begins August 23nd at 10am ET at  More information HERE.  

Chasing Live has collaborated with Mickey Bentson’s The Art of Rap, which features legendary Hip Hip pioneer Ice-T. As a foundational pillar of the original days of hip hop, he is respected amongst fans and industry alike as one of the artists who developed the genre.

“We are honored to continue to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Hip Hop against the backdrop of America’s Capitol with a free event for everyone. I can’t wait to get on stage and do our thing,” said Flavor Flav

“Hip hop is beyond, not just a musical genre,” says Chuck D. “It’s a cultural movement that has dominated art, fashion, politics, poetry, academia, film and every corner of the world for the past 50 years. This National Celebration brings it all together in one place for the people, by the people.”

 “We are coming to the National Mall itself to bring you authentic Hip Hop for the 50th celebration!” exclaimed Ice-T.

Beyond this once in a lifetime concert, fans will also have the opportunity to enjoy various activities including guest speakers, comedians, public figures as well as interactive events and exhibits throughout the day celebrating this monumental moment in music and history. 

National distribution including an international live stream and broadcast will be announced soon. 


The National Celebration of Hip Hop is presented by Executive Producers Nathan Parienti and Lauren Bissell of Chasing Live in collaboration with renowned Producer Mickey Bentson’s The Art of Rap and legendary hip-hop artist Ice-T

“The live experience is one for which there is no substitute. Sound — the melodies, the lyrics, the energy in perfect harmony — it unifies everyone in a moment in time that will live on forever. We couldn’t be more thrilled to participate in this moment in history and bring this historic show to the world!” Lauren Bissell 

“The Art Of Rap has always brought authentic Hip hop shows and now we are doing it once again in Washington DC with Chasing Live for the National Celebration on October 6 and 7th 2023.” Mick Benzo

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