When: Sat., June 20, 7:30 p.m. 2015
White people pay attention — freestyle is the unbelievably awesome, cocaine-friendly, monotonous, 808-worshipping music of the Latin American culture centers of the ’80s. The genre’s liftoff can be traced almost directly to Afrika Bambaataa’s “Planet Rock,” whose breakdance-friendly beat, shout-raps and retro-futurist bent set the tone for the shape of freestyle to come. The annual Freestyle Explosion is a perfect and genre-star-studded revue of the artform. With Stevie B, Taylor Dayne, The Original Cover Girls, Seduction, Company B, Debbie Deb, Pretty Poison, Lisette Melendez, Lil Suzy, Nocera, J.J. Fad.