(Long Island, NY) - Legendary hip-hop artists Chuck D of Public Enemy and Darryl "DMC" McDaniels of Run-DMC will perform together at the Long Island Music Hall of Fame Gala on Thursday, October 30, 2008 at 7 PM at the Garden City Hotel, 45 Seventh Street in Garden City, New York.
Chuck D and Public Enemy’s debut album "Yo! Bum The Rush Show" was recorded in Hempstead, Long Island and their epic "Fight The Power" was recently voted Number 1 in VH1's 100 Greatest Hip Hop Songs poll.
DMC, as 1/3 of Run-DMC changed music and made history. In the public eye for more than 25 years, it would be hard to overstate his influence on popular culture. From the first rap group to be certified gold or platinum by the RIAA they went on to sell 30 million records worldwide before the untimely death of Jam Master Jay.
Hip-hop pioneers Grandmaster Flash and Kurtis Blow are also scheduled to appear at the event.
Long Islanders LL Cool J and Public Enemy are Hall of Fame Inductees that evening. DMC (who was inducted into the Hall in 2006) will be presenting the award to Public Enemy, while Grandmaster Flash will be inducting LL Cool J.
The second induction class also includes Louis Armstrong, Count Basie, Aaron Copland, The Ramones, Simon and Garfunkel, Blue Oyster Cult, Jean Ritchie, Carole King, Arlo Guthrie, Kenny Vance, The Good Rats, The Tokens, Guy Lombardo, Mariah Carey, Neil Diamond, Bob Buchmann, Eddie Money, Beverly Sills, Walter Becker, Pat Benatar, Barbra Streisand and Marvin Hamlisch.
For Gala tickets and more information visit http://www.limusichalloffame.org, Tickets are $250.00, which includes award ceremony, dinner and VIP after party.