Some of the New York metro area’s golden-age hip-hop heroes show off their wares today. Long Island–born Rakim, with then-partner Eric B., turned rap on its ear in 1987 with his single “Paid in Full,” and the duo released the classic Follow the Leader the following year. EPMD from Suffolk County are rap’s businessmen, or, more precisely, every record they’ve released from 1988’s Strictly Business onward has had business in the title. And the Bronx’s Funkmaster Flex, who started his career in ’87 and now DJs on Hot 97, has four gold mixtapes to his name, including one that went to No. 4.
Sun., Aug. 21, 3 p.m., 2011