This year Hip Hop is being celebrated for all it has contributed in almost every sector of media, entertainment and beyond. This year, in honor of the 50th anniversary of the birth of hip hop and a celebration of Black cuisine and culture, JJ Johnson’s The Cookout: Hip Hop’s 50th Anniversary Celebration featuring DJ CASSIDY, Rev Run, Ice-T, DJ MICK, Tamron Hall & Angela Yee will take over NYC Pier 86 Sunday, October 15th.

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A Star-Studded Culinary Experience

The New York City Wine & Food Festival has gathered some of the brightest stars in the culinary world for this extraordinary event. Joining the event is none other than the James Beard Award-winning chef, JJ Johnson, and the legendary Rev Run, founding member of Run DMC and star of the TV show “Sunday Suppers.” Together, they will bridge the worlds of rhymes and refreshment throughout the day.


Chef JJ Johnson has handpicked the best Black chefs in New York, and they are ready to take you on a culinary journey like no other. Similar to hip hop, Black cuisine is a storytelling art form, where chefs are the artists, reconstructing and fuse flavors while honoring culturally relevant ingredients and techniques. Prepare to be dazzled as they showcase their signature dishes, each one a masterpiece in its own right.

A Record-Breaking Culinary Feat

And if you thought it couldn’t get any more exciting, think again. Chef Johnson is on a mission to set the world’s record for the largest amount of jollof—a delectable West African rice dish—cooked at one time. Witness history in the making as this culinary maestro takes on the challenge.

The Music That We Love

As the sun sets over the pier, get ready to dance the night away to the electrifying beats of DJ CASSIDY and the iconic ’90s sensations, Rev Run and Ice-T, both Grammy award-winners. Hosting this unforgettable evening are none other than Tamron Hall, Emmy award-winning host of the Tamron Hall Show, and Angela Yee from Way Up with Angela Yee on iHeart Radio’s Power 105.1. With this star-studded lineup, you’re guaranteed a night of entertainment like no other.

Sip and Savor

Of course, it wouldn’t be a celebration without a wide selection of libations. Enjoy plenty of beer, wine, and cocktails perfectly paired with the mouthwatering cuisine and infectious beats.

Join the Hip-Hop and Culinary Celebration of a Lifetime at Pier 86

This closing event of the 16th annual New York City Wine and Food Festival promises to be a rapper’s delight and a food lover’s dream. Make sure to check out the incredible lineup of chefs here and secure your spot for this unforgettable celebration of hip hop, Black cuisine, and culture.

Don’t miss the cookout of the year!

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