(AllHipHop News) Ice-T has assembled a number of Hip-Hop veterans to headline this year’s “The Art of Rap Festival.”
Rap legends Public Enemy, Mobb Deep, Ice-T, Naughty by Nature, Grandmaster Melle Mel and Scorpio, EPMD, The Sugarhill Gang and Kurtis Blow are among the artists on the tour, which launches in July 16, 2016 in Dallas, Texas.
“The Art of Rap Festival,” which was created by Ice-T and Mickey Bentson of Pay Up Management, is sponsored by SiriusXM and its “Backspin” Hip-Hop channel.
This year’s host for the traveling festival will be pioneering rapper Chiefrocker Busy Bee.
“Hip-Hop is the most powerful and influential cultural movement since rock and
roll. A true art form that deserves respect,” Ice T said in a statement.
“The Art of Rap Festival” tour will give fans an “opportunity to celebrate hip-hop music with events featuring some of its most
influential powerhouse artists,” said Ross Zapin, Senior Vice President,
Promotions, Event Marketing and Talent Relations, SiriusXM.
“We are thrilled to present this tour to hip-hop fans everywhere and SiriusXM listeners across the country. ‘The Art of Rap Festival’ is going to be one to remember,” Ross Zapin said.
Get more info at TheArtofRap.net and check out the dates and a flyer below:
“The Art Of Rap Festival” tour dates:
JULY 16 GEXA PAVILION DALLAS, TX
JULY 17 AUSTIN 360 AMPHITHEATER AUSTIN, TX
JULY 22 PALLADIUM HOLLYWOOD, CA
JULY 23 DOWNTOWN LAS VEGAS LAS VEGAS, NV
JULY 29 CONEY ISLAND AMPHITHEATER BROOKLYN, NY
JULY 31 AARON’S AMPHITHEATRE AT LAKEWOOD ATLANTA, GA
AUGUST 5 HOLLYWOOD CASINO AMPHITHEATRE CHICAGO, IL
AUGUST 6 FREEDOM HILL AMPHITHEATRE DETROIT, MI