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SATURDAY MATINÉE: Fresh Fest 2 (1985)

LL Cool J

Stream some of the highlights from 1985’s Fresh Fest 2, featuring LL Cool J, Whodini and much more.

Need a nostalgic escape today? Why not travel back 35 years and enjoy some classic 80s hip hop?

Fresh Fest 2 was a sequel to 1984’s Swatch Watch New York City Fresh Fest, a concert tour final stop, that took place at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, NYC. The likes of Run-D.M.C., Whodini, Fat Boys, and John “Mr. Magic” Rivas featured and there was even an impromptu rap battle between Run-D.M.C. and Whodini during a joint press conference.

And look out for some commercials telling you to break the graffiti habit (lol) and not to drink and drive (agreed).

Stream some of excerpts from the show below.

Fresh Fest 1985 Excerpts

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