After kicking off on Monday at Orchard Beach in the Bronx, NYC's Homecoming Week continued on Tuesday (8/17) with the second of four free "It's Time for Hip Hop in NYC" shows at Midland Beach in Staten Island. While the other three outer borough shows stick strictly to hip hop with their lineups, the Staten Island bill branched out into R&B and dance, too, with artists like Crystal Waters and Staten Island natives Force MDs. Like Monday's show, Tuesday's required proof of vaccination to attend, and also streamed live on Behind the Rhyme's Twitch.
After Pharoahe Monch’s lively set, which concluded with "Simon Says," Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and Mayor Bill de Blasio (who had also been in attendance on Monday) presented a framed copy of their respective resolution and proclamation from the city to Raekwon and Cappadonna of Wu-Tang Clan. Schumer (who was given the Wu-Tang Clan name Killah Chuck on stage) did a brief rap on stage, and NYC Public Advocate Jumaane Williams also spoke to the crowd briefly, and was seen rapping along to EPMD during their performance later.