5th Annual Sha-Rock Day Celebrates the Culture and Hip-Hop Legends

5th Annual Sha-Rock Day Celebrates the Culture and Hip-Hop Legends

Published Tue, June 6, 2023 at 4:30 PM EDT

Hip-Hop fans and legends alike gathered on Saturday (6/3) at Magenta park in The Bronx, New York to celebrate the culture and its first female MC, Sha-Rock of the Funky +1 at the 5th annual Sha Rock Day.

Flipmode Squad's Rah Digga held down hosting duties while DJ's Breakout, Baron and Tony Tone of The Brothers Disco provided sound with the legendary Sasquatch sound system. DJ Flame of the legendary Mercedes Ladies and DJ Baron spun breakbeats at the celebration.

Professor Griff, Lil Rodney C, Kool Kyle The Starchild, M.C. G.L.O.B.E., DJ Jazzy Jay, Sparky D,RD Smiley, Baby D and Coke La Rock were amongst the Hip-Hop legends who came out to celebrate with Sha Rock. Legendary DJs, the Collins Brothers and The Disco Twins from Queens were in attendance, as well as A1 B-Boys Sasa and Cholly Rock.

City Councilman Andy King and Bronx Borough President Vanessa L. Gibson were also on hand at the event, where it was announced that Sha-Rock day will be officially celebrated across all of New York's boroughs on the first Saturday of June each year.

In other recent Sha-Rock news, Sha was honored with the Key to The Bronx at the 51st annual Bronx Ball. This marked the first time that a woman has been given the Key to the Bronx, and Sha-Rock was honored by the achievement.

"I'm so honored to have received the key to the Bronx," she told Rock The Bells. "I've received numerous awards and accolades throughout my journey in Hip Hop culture and for my contributions to the genre in which I hold dear to my heart. But this right here, hits different. I would like to thank The Bronx and the Hip Hop community all around the world who has always had my back. We did it! I love the Bronx!"

The Cold Crush Brothers were also honored at the event, which drew celebrities such as actress Tatiana Ali and Sunny Hostin of The View, who was inducted into the Bronx Walk of Fame earlier in the day.

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