“Biography: Bobby Brown” And “Origins Of Hip Hop” NYC Premiere Event

Last night, A&E celebrated R&B and Hip Hop legends with an event celebrating the premieres of “Biography: Bobby Brown” and “Origins of Hip Hop” at The Times Center in New York. Both projects premiere on A&E on Memorial Day, May 30. Following an exclusive preview of the upcoming projects, Bobby Brown (“Biography: Bobby Brown”), Ja Rule (“Origins of Hip Hop”), Grandmaster Caz (“Origins of Hip Hop Podcast”), “Biography: Bobby Brown” director J Kevin Swain, and “Origins of Hip Hop” executive producer Slane Hatch sat down with moderator Angie Martinez for a panel discussion about the series and the R&B and Hip Hop genres. Additional guests in attendance included Alicia Etheredge-Brown, Landon Brown, La’Princia Brown, Dapper Dan, Fab 5 Freddie, Grandmaster Dee, Melle Mel, Whodini, Woody McClain, Sam Jay, Johnell Young, DJ Supastar, DJ Whutever, Deon Young and so many more heavy hitters.

“For me hip-hop is like a rollercoaster, it started on its wheels but once it goes through all those turns and flips, you don’t know what direction it’s going to go in, but guess what? It always ends up back on its wheels…” – Grandmaster Caz

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