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Pete Rock, Rakim, Kool Moe Dee, and More Honored At D.C. Hip-Hop Museum

By Kiani Belgrave

The Hip-Hop Museum of Washington D.C. plans to celebrate the upcoming 50th Birthday of hip-hop music and culture, with another induction ceremony after its founding two years ago. The Grand Induction Gala will take place on Friday, October 8th, in D.C.’s Ivy City Smokehouse. Hip-hop icons Pete Rock Kid Capri Rakimm, Nice & Smooth, and Kool Moe Dee, will be inducted along with the late emcee Heavy D and producer Chucky Thompson. 

The ceremony will be hosted by the acclaimed comedian, Russel Peters who says, “Even as a Canadian kid, Hip-hop raised me, and it’s the lens in which I view the world.” The comedian will sit down with the inductees for a taping of his “Culturallluy Cancelled” podcast. 

Sugarhill Gang’s Master Gee, hip-hop historian Jay Quan, and other “VIP” guests will also be in attendance to show support and give induction speeches. 

Congratulations to all of the hip-hop icons being inducted into the Hip-Hop Museum of Washington, D.C.