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Queens Hip-Hop Collective World's Fair to Release First Album

By Katie Honan | August 28, 2013 9:22am
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CORONA — A collective of rappers from Queens with a name inspired by one of the borough’s biggest events is set to drop their first full-length album next week.

World’s Fair is a hip-hop collective with members who have one thing in common: serious pride for their home borough.

The group’s first full-length album, "Bastards of the Night," comes out on Tuesday, Sept. 3. Their first single “'96 Knicks” came out earlier this month.

As a collective, World’s Fair includes Children of the Night, a trio of rappers who hail from all over the borough, including Corona.

They released their mixtape, "Queens...Revisited," last year, with Queens landmarks (and some personal favorites) on the cover — from the Unisphere to a shuttered strip club on Queens Boulevard. 

Children of the Night pay homage to the borough throughout their mix tape, but especially in their song “‘86 Mets,” where they compare themselves to the World Series champs.

In its spoken intro, they wonder if the team will ever win a championship again, with a parade down Roosevelt Avenue.

“Of course I’m repping Queens and that’s from now until infinity,” one member raps.

World's Fair, which is signed to Fool's Gold, will be playing at a free outdoor show in Williamsburg on Labor Day, ahead of their album release.

The Fool's Gold Day Off show is free, and admittance is first-come, first-served basis. Doors open at 2:30 p.m. and it's 18 and over. Williamsburg Park, 50 Kent Ave., Brooklyn.