Rap pioneers Marley Marl and Dj Kool Herc are teaming up with officials from Queens Library in New York to take part in the organisation's 31 Days of Hip-Hop celebration. The veteran stars will kick off the month-long event on Thursday (01May14) by giving fans a breakdown of the History of Hip-Hop in a talk at the Teen Center in Jamaica, Queens. Other events planned throughout May include a breakdancing workshop, a DJ battle and the launch of the library's rap archive, titled Hip-Hop Elements.
Rap veterans Kid Capri and Dj Marley Marl are set to be honoured at the 2nd annual Global Spin Awards. The Put It On hitmaker will receive the event's Lifetime Achievement Award, while Marley Marl will be feted as the recipient of the Legendary DJ Award when the prizes are handed out in New York on 18 November (13).