The “New York City Rap” tour—also known as The Roxy Tour—was the first international hip-hop tour in 1982. The tour brought all of the hip-hop elements together by billing the best Mcees, DJs, B-Boys, Graffiti artists and even Double Dutchers. The tour consisted of DJ Afrika Bambaataa, Fearless Four, Grand Mixer D.ST and the Infinity rappers, The Rock Steady Crew, Futura 2000, Dondi, Phase 2, Fab 5 Freddy, Rammellzee, and the Fantastic Four (a double dutch jump rope team)
Fab 5 Freddy and promoter Kool Lady Blue, in partnership with radio station Europe 1, retail chain Fnac and French record labels Celluloid and Disc’ AZ, organized the 1982 New York City Rap Tour as a way to introduce all of the hip-hop elements to the people in Europe. The tour took the acts to Paris, Lyon, Belfort, Mulhouse, Strasbourg, London, and Los Angeles.