Go Brooklyn! Stetasonic & Friends 40th Anniversary Show Live Show

CityParks SummerStage

Go Brooklyn! Stetasonic & Friends 40th Anniversary Show

Saturday, August 28 / 5PM Doors


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One of the first-ever hip-hop bands, Brooklyn’s Stetsasonic used beat-boxing, sampling, and live performance to elevate the musicality of the nascent genre in the 1980’s. Originally known as the “Stetson Brothers”, there were three members including Daddy-O, Delite and Wise the Human Mix Machine. Soon, the group evolved to “Stetsasonic”, adding the prolific energy of DBC (Devastating Beat Creator), Bobby Simmons, Prince Paul, and Fruitkwan. With a sound that brought R&B, jazz, dancehall and rock to a genre still shaping itself, they would pave the way for hip-hop bands like the Roots; Stetsasonic lynchpin Prince Paul would go on to have a profound impact on the genre producing records for De La Soul, inventing horrorcore with RZA and the Gravediggaz, and groundbreaking solo records like A Prince of Thieves. Meanwhile, Daddy-O went on to work with many artists such as, Audio Two, Chuck D, Mary J. Blige, Queen Latifah, Big Daddy Kane, Freestyle Fellowship, Junior M.A.F.I.A and Red Hot Chili Peppers as a Producer and remixer. Though their last album was released in 1991, Stetsasonic has continued to tour and celebrate the 40th anniversary of their formation at Summerstage in Coney Island with their friends and special guests.