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Photos: NYC Homecoming Concert rocks Brooklyn Army Terminal

Obasi Jackson performs during the Hip Hop in NYC free concert series at the Brooklyn Army Terminal on Thursday, Aug. 19, 2021.
Photo by Caroline Ourso

Hundreds of hip-hop fans gathered at the Brooklyn Army Terminal on Aug. 19 for a rocking music-fest marking the city’s revival from the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The free “Homecoming Concert,” officially sponsored by the City of New York, brought some of the biggest figures of hip-hop to Kings County — including Big Daddy Kane, Papoose, Maino, and Desiigner. 

Thursday’s show on the Sunset Park Waterfront, where all attendees were required to be vaccinated, came one day ahead of the final city-run concert in Central Park on Friday night, which will feature the likes of Bruce Springsteen, The Killers, Jennifer Hudson, and more. 

As through the past week of borough-based concerts, attendees were addressed by newly minted MCs, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Majority Leader Charles Schumer, also known as “Killer Chuck” — who made for himself as a rapper at the Bronx concert by dancing on stage and rapping about a plaque. 

“Juumane [Williams] says he the highest-ranking Black official in New York, what about me?” Schumer joked to scattered laughs, before busting into another short rap.

The Hip Hop in NYC free concert series at the Brooklyn Army Terminal on Thursday, Aug. 19, 2021.Photo by Caroline Ourso.
Concert guests during the Hip Hop in NYC free concert series at the Brooklyn Army Terminal on Thursday, Aug. 19, 2021.Photo by Caroline Ourso
Naeemah Lamont, left, and Sarina Williams smile during the Hip Hop in NYC free concert series at the Brooklyn Army Terminal on Thursday, Aug. 19, 2021.Photo by Caroline Ourso
David “Chino BYI” Villorente paints a mural during the Hip Hop in NYC free concert series at the Brooklyn Army Terminal on Thursday, Aug. 19, 2021.Photo by Caroline Ourso
The “It’s time for Hip Hop in NYC” homecoming concert in Brooklyn.Ed Reed/Mayoral Photography Office
Hundreds of fully vaccinated fans came out.Ed Reed/Mayoral Photography Office

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