To close out an eventful summer in The World’s Borough, Queens Borough President Donovan Richards Jr. is bringing back his “Queens Live!” free concert series.
To mark 50 years of hip hop, Queens Live! concludes on Saturday, September 16 from 4pm to 8pm at Springfield Gardens’ Springfield Park at 146th Ave. with a free concert headlined by iconic Queens crew the Lost Boyz — including Mr Cheeks, Pretty Lou Spiggnice and Freaky Kah (the son of the late Freaky Tah) — along with Dennis Kellman & Glaze the MC, Royal Flush, DJ Von Thugg, and DJ Godfingaz.
The Lost Boyz, were formed in 1993 by Freaky Tah, Mr. Cheeks, Pretty Lou, and Spigg Nice. The four friends grew up in the South Jamaica area and began rapping together when they were teenagers. The Lost Boyz were significant players in the golden era of East Coast hip-hop, scoring several hits around the time of their 1996 debut. Following a lengthy hiatus, a new iteration of Lost Boyz formed in the late 2010s, resurfacing in 2019 with the new mixtape, Next Generation.
The concert is free to attend, open to the public and does not require registration in advance.
Queens Live! is produced in partnership with NYC Parks and the Kupferberg Center for the Arts at Queens College.