Hip Hop Blvd Awards Honor Music Legends, Community Leaders

Candela (l) accepted his award from Al Pizzaro, DJ, promoter, community leader and Hip Hop Blvd CEO.
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The Hip Hop Blvd Awards honored many legendary hip hop artists and community leaders on Saturday, August 10 at Roberto Clemente State Park. This year’s honorees included Kurtis Blow; DJ Funkmaster Flex; Light Da Flow Minista; Melle Mel; Candela; Sal Abbatiello; DJ Grandwizard Rasheen; Busy Bee; Rickie Righteous; Fat Joe; Mickey Factz; Connecticut Mayor John Ganim; Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr.; Mount Vernon Mayor Andre Wallace; council members Fernando Cabrera and Vanessa Gibson.

Rickie Righteous (r) was honored by DJ Flame (l) and Al Pizzaro.
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Mount Vernon Mayor Wallace (l) proudly accepted his award from Al Pizzaro.
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Hip Hop Boulevard members and attendees had a great time at Roberto Clemente State Park.
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Al Pizzaro enjoyed meeting with attendees during the celebration.
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Hip Hop Boulevard members were presented a City Council Proclamation from Councilman Cabrera’s Office dedicating the day as ‘Hip Hop Day.’
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Busy Bee Starsky (l) and Sal Abbatiello (c) were honored by Al Pizzaro.
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DJ Grand Wizard Rasheen (c) was honored to be recognized at the ceremony.
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Light Da Flow Minista (c) graciously accepted her award.
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