Rockefeller CenterNew York, NY • May 25, 2011
Did you know that the first rap act seen on national television performed here in 1981? 'The Funky 4 + 1 More' performed on Saturday Night Live with musical guest Blondie. Read more
Future mogul, Russel Simmons & aspiring producer, Rick Rubin agreed to join forces & launch Def Jam Recordings from Rubin's NYU dorm. Their 1st act? A 16 year old from Queens named LL Cool J.
David Mancuso's invite-only parties brought an air of sophistication to the New York CIty party scene and were considered the start of the disco era. The Loft is where his first private party was held