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Oct 28, 2014

OLD SCHOOL JAMS TO RETURN TO ATLANTIC CITY WITH ANNUAL ALL-STARS OF HIP HOP SHOW PRESENTED BY PLATINUM PRODUCTIONS AT BOARDWALK HALL ON SUNDAY, JANUARY 18


ATLANTIC CITY, NJ – Classic hip hop legends will bring it back old school as they take over the stage at Boardwalk Hall for the annual All-Stars of Hip Hop concert on Sunday, January 18 at 7:30 pm.  Public Enemy, KRS-One, Naughty By Nature, Big Daddy Kane, MC Lyte, and Special Ed will be joining forces for this special one-time event. This show is proudly presented by Platinum Productions and Advancing Families Foundation. 
 
Tickets go on sale Friday, October 31 at noon and will be available at the Boardwalk Hall Box Office, Ticketmaster.com, Ticketmaster Outlets or by phone at 800-736-1420. Give yourself a Hip Hop Halloween with this special old school treat!
 
About the Artists
 
Public Enemy is an American hip hop group consisting of Chuck D, Flavor Flav, DJ Lord, The S1W group, Khari Wynn and Professor Griff. Formed in Long Island, New York in 1982, they are known for their politically charged lyrics and criticism of the American media, with an active interest in the frustrations and concerns of the African American community. Their first four albums during the late 1980s and early 1990s were all certified either gold or platinum and were, according to music critic Robert Hilburn, "the most acclaimed body of work ever by a rap act." In 2004, Rolling Stone magazine ranked Public Enemy number 44 on its list of the Immortals: 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. The group was inducted into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame in 2007. The band were announced as inductees for the 2013 class of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on December 11, 2012, making them the fourth hip-hop act to be inducted.
 
Lawrence Krisna Parker, better known by his stage names KRS-One, and Teacha, is an American rapper from The Bronx, New York City, New York. KRS-One rose to prominence as part of the group Boogie Down Productions, which he formed with DJ Scott La Rock in the late 1980s. Following the release of the group's debut album, Criminal Minded, La Rock was shot dead, but KRS-One continued the group, effectively as a solo project. He began releasing records under his own name in 1993.
 
Naughty by Nature is a Grammy Award-winning American hip hop trio from East Orange, New Jersey that at the time of its formation in 1988 consisted of Treach, Vin Rock, and the DJ Kay Gee.
               
Antonio Hardy, better known by his stage name Big Daddy Kane, is a Grammy Award-winning American rapper who started his career in 1986 as a member of the rap group the Juice Crew. He is widely considered to be one of the most influential and skilled MCs in hip hop. Regarding the name Big Daddy Kane, he said: "The Big Daddy part and the Kane part came from two different things. The Kane part came from my fascination with the martial arts flicks when I was young." The Big Daddy part came from the name of a character Vincent Price played in the film Beach Party.
 
MC Lyte is an American rapper who first gained fame in the late 1980s, becoming the first solo female rapper to release a full album with 1988's critically acclaimed Lyte as a Rock. She has long been considered one of hip-hop's pioneer feminists
 
Special Ed is the performing name of Edward Archer, a musician of Jamaican descent.  Hailing from Brooklyn in New York, City. Ed is best known for the songs “I Got it
Made”, “Think about It” and “I’m The Magnificent”.
 
For more information, photos, or to request media credentials, please contact Bill Ingram at 267-202-5260 or email [email protected]
 
Global Spectrum (global-spectrum.com) manages the Atlantic City Convention Center, Boardwalk Hall and more than 120 other public assembly facilities around the world. Nearly 24-million people attended more than 15,000 events in Global Spectrum venues last year. Based in Philadelphia, PA, Global Spectrum is part of Comcast-Spectacor, one of the world’s largest sports and entertainment companies. Comcast-Spectacor, which operates in 48 of the 50 United States, also owns the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League, Ovations Food Services, a food and beverage services provider, Paciolan, the leading provider of venue establishment ticketing, fundraising and marketing technology solutions, Front Row Marketing Services, a commercial rights sales company, and Flyers Skate Zone, a series of community ice skating rinks.
 
 
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Contact:            Bill Ingram
                        [email protected]
                        www.ppshows.com
                        267-202-5260
                       
                        Elizabeth Marmo
                        [email protected]
                        609-348-7022
 

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