In Detroit, there was a celebration at The Fox Theatre on July 15 with performances by Rakim, Doug E. Fresh, KRS-One, Slick Rick, EPMD and Big Daddy Kane.
Detroit's own Nick Speed celebrated with the release of his own limited-edition turntable.
The Nix Electronix HH-50 is a portable record player limited to 50 one-of-a-kind, hand-numbered, and autographed units. Each will represent a different year of hip-hop between 1973 and 2023.
“We’re celebrating the day that hip-hop turned the turntable into an instrument,” Speed tells Metro Times.