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Queens Library has programs devoted to Hip Hop presenting the five core elements (MCing, DJing, Breaking, Graffiti, and Knowledge). The mission is to recognize, document, and celebrate the positive evolution of Hip Hop culture.

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Upcoming Programs

DJ 101 with DJ Preme from WBLS

Learn how to DJ for the next big event! Join professional mixer DJ Preme from radio station WBLS as he teaches, How to DJ 101. You will learn basic skills that will get you started on your next DJ gig! Learn How to cut, scratch, and blend songs. Learn how to use DJ software and equipment. Learn DJ tricks from one of the top DJs in the business. This is a two-part hands-on course to get you started.

Mondays, December 3 & 10, 4pm

38-23 104 Street

Hip Hop Vs Gamers Pt2

Are you interested in hip hop music? Do you love video games? Come join Queens Library's Hip Hop Vs Video Games panel and discussion to find out the latest trends, news, and video games with special guest HOT97's Hip Hop Gamer Ricky Bats and Lashawn Lukes to educate the audience on the influence of hip hop culture on the gaming industry. This is a influential panel of experts who will discuss business opportunities and the strong connection between the two worlds. Produced By Mula Media NYC.

Friday, January 18, 4pm
Jackson Heights

35-51 81 Street

Ralph McDaniels Interview with NY1 About Preserving Hip Hop

Queens Library's Hip Hop Podcast
Now Available on SoundCloud and iTunes!

Download and listen to the latest interviews with DMC and KRS-One on SoundCloud and iTunes. Or just click the "play" button below to start listening now.