Ralph McDaniels

The History of Queens Hip Hop: DJ Hurricane, Sweet Tee & DJ Davy DMX Hosted by TL Cross & Ralph McDaniel

A Program featuring Ralph McDaniels (Hip Hop Coordinator, Queens Public Library)

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About this Program

Join us for this Hip Hop 50 conversation, hosted by singer/ songwriter TL Cross and QPL Hip Hop Coordinator Ralph McDaniels! DJ Hurricane is a hip hop DJ, producer, and rapper. He is best known for his work with the Beastie Boys. He was a member of the groups Solo Sounds and The Afros and recorded three solo albums, featuring many well-known artists. Sweet Tee is a rapper who was signed to Profile Records in the 1980s. Her first single in 1986 was the hit “It’s My Beat” featuring DJ Jazzy Joyce. She scored four hit singles from her debut album, including “I Got da Feelin’,” “On the Smooth Tip,” and “Why Did It Have to Be Me.” DJ Davy DMX is a self-taught DJ that made it big at the dawn of hip hop in the mid-70s. He formed a local rap group in Hollis named Solo Sounds, which included DJ Hurricane and others. Davy DMX produced songs for Run-DMC, The Fat Boys, Kurtis Blow, Spoonie Gee, Jimmy Spicer, The Afros, and The Fearless Four.

April 20, 2023, 10:30 PM

10:30 PM - 11:30 PM

About The Speakers

Ralph McDaniels

Ralph McDaniels

Hip Hop Coordinator, Queens Public Library


Queens Public Library - Central Library

Queens Public Library - Central Library

89-11 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica

Queens Public Library