‘Art of Rap’ Festival Lineup Includes Public Enemy, EPMD, Mobb Deep and More
Ice-T has announced that he will the host the inaugural "Art of Rap" Festival featuring a lineup of 80's and 90's hip-hop acts.
"The SiriusXM Backspin Presents The Art of Rap Festival is a nationwide tour featuring an impressive lineup of legendary rappers and hip-hop artists kicking off on Saturday, July 16, 2016 with its first concert taking place in Dallas, Texas," according to a statement released by Ice-T and his manager Mickey Bentson (via HipHopWired.com).
The eight-city tour, which will also feature performances from MC Lyte, Grandmaster Melle Mel and Scorpio, Doug E. Fresh and the Sugarhill Gang, was inspired by Ice-T's 2012 acclaimed documentary, From Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap.
Peep the "Art of Rap" Festival dates below.
The "Art of Rap" Festival 2016 Tour Dates:
July 16: Dallas, Texas | Gexa Pavilion
July 17: Austin, Texas | Austin 360 Amphitheater
July 22: Hollywood, Calif. | Palladium
July 23: Las Vegas, Nev. | Downtown Las Vegas
July 29: Brooklyn, N.Y. | Coney Island Amphitheater
July 31: Atlanta, Ga. | Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood
August 5: Chicago, Ill. | Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
August 6: Detroit, Mich. | Freedom Hill Amphitheatre