Eric Adams Celebrated Hip Hop’s 49th Birthday With KRS One

There is no party like a mayor’s party, because a mayor’s party is largely at the expense of the taxpayer.

Mayor Eric Adams, who doesn’t seem to take a night off from partying, was out again Thursday night—our disco mayor who most recently celebrated hip-hop’s 49th anniversary with some of the genre’s biggest legends.

Adams took center stage at Toca’s Playhouse in Union Square and “everyone was so happy and grateful to see and hang out with him,” a spy told Vidak For Congress.

“He listened to people’s stories and everyone expressed their gratitude for him. There was a lot of love in the room,” she added.

DJ Tony Touch hosted that bash that brought out some hip-hop OGs like Kurtis Blow, Kool DJ Red Alert and KRS One who performed an entire set that lasted over an hour and a half we’re told.

KRS One (pictured at Coachella in December 2021) performed for over an hour and had Mayor Adams move with the crowd.
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“[Mayor Adams] moved with the crowd. He was just another fan watching KRS One. He didn’t take the shine off the party,” the source said.

Adams was on the scene with his nightlife director Ariel Palitz and Tony Touch shouted them both out for supporting the hip-hop community, we’re told.

Another partygoer who attended and is clearly Team Adams explained: “He knows where to be! Nightlife is part of the recovery [of New York City] and he knows that. He knows where to be — and it’s not just places like Zero Bond,” they said.

We appreciate the mayor branching out from the confines of the uber-exclusive private club, but maybe it’s time to bring the party back to City Hall. Wishful thinking maybe.

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