[With a jam-packed “Toca Tuesdays” 7-year anniversary celebration going down with Tony Touch and Q-Tip next week at The Delancey, “Lyricist Lounge” co-founder/producer Danny Castro talks to SOHH about the now-iconic night venue and why everyone in the Tri-State should make it out October 27.]
If people appreciate hip-hop and love hip-hop culture, this is definitely the place to be because you have a totally diverse group of people that come out.
You have folks who come out internationally and you have folks who come out from all different parts of New York City, also from the Tri-State area like New Jersey, Connecticut as well as folks from Long Island.
There’s a very diverse and multi-cultural crowd that comes out and loves hip-hop. That’s what it’s all about.
We just like to show people a good time. It’s pretty much bringing it back to what old New York was about.
It’s definitely not a superficial vibe. You don’t have people up in there staring at each other or trying to look good. People go there to hear and listen to good music and dance.
We always have legendary deejays as guest deejays almost every single week. We get different deejays whether they are legendary or very respected in music and the entertainment world.
For example, this month we started off with Pete Rock. Pete Rock launched our seven-year anniversary month and then we had Talib Kweli and yesterday we had D-Nice and we’re gonna close it off with Q-Tip.
That sums up what we’re about.
We try to add different elements with performances and we also do film screenings. The first week of the month we not only had Pete Rock as our guest deejay but we also had the screening for the documentary “Rubble Kings” directed by Shan Nicholson.
Took Tuesdays is brought to you by Tony Touch, Voodoo Ray and myself. It’s hosted by Big Jeff. Lynne B. manages our door every week. We live stream the party every week on www.breal.tv.