Big Daddy Kane, Doug E. Fresh, Rakim and Slick Rick are among the 25 New York hip-hop icons that will be gracing the Radio City Music Hall stage when DJ Cassidy brings his “Pass The Mic Live!” concert franchise to the Big Apple venue.

In celebration of the genre’s 50th anniversary, the July 21 one-night-only event — in partnership with the Black Promoters Collective (BPC) and presented by Martell Cognac — will also feature rap pioneers such as Roxanne Shante, The Sugarhill Gang, Monie Love, Kurtis Blow and Kid ‘N Play along with surprise guests.

“Pass The Mic Live!” at Radio City Music Hall will be the second in Cassidy’s series of live one-night-only events taking place this year — featuring their own unique star lineups — in partnership with the BPC.

The concert series’ earlier announced inaugural show is set for May 12 at the Prudential Center arena in Newark, New Jersey with Ashanti, Fabolous, Ja Rule, Lil Kim, Ma$e, Ne-Yo, Robin Thicke, 112 and surprise guests. 

The live concert franchise is the latest evolution of DJ Cassidy’s “Pass The Mic” digital series, which premiered during the height of the pandemic on July 7, 2020.

Tickets for “DJ Cassidy’s Pass the Mic Live!” at Radio City Music Hall go on presale to American Express card members from April 11 (10am ET) through April 13 (11:59pm ET).  Tickets go on sale to the general public starting April 14 (10am ET) via Ticketmaster.