City to Honor Afrika Bambaata, Kurtis Blow, Other Hip Hop Icons

March 11, 2014 | Andy Cush

In a proclamation to be issued today, City Council will recognize Kurtis Blow, Melle Mel, Afrika Bambaata, Grand Wizard Theodore, Grandmaster Caz, and a host of other first-generation hip hop icons. The honors were announced in a statement issued by Bronx Councilman Fernando Cabrera’s office. According to Cabrera, all honorees will be in attendance at City Hall today.

To celebrate, here’s “The Breaks.”