(AllHipHop News) Rapper DMX has been unveiled as a headliner for the 2017 Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival, days after struggling through his set at a Ruff Ryders reunion gig.
The “Party Up (Up in Here)” hitmaker had fans concerned for his mental well being last Friday (April 21) after delivering rambling speeches in between songs as he topped the bill for the Ruff Ryders label all-star show at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
DMX, who has battled substance abuse issues in the past, also lost his temper as he overran the venue’s curfew and was told to wrap up his set, yelling, “Don’t expect me to be a role model!” as he reluctantly closed the concert.
Now DMX has been given a chance at redemption as the co-headliner for the 13th annual Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival, where he will share the bill with his fellow Ruff Ryders crew members The LOX on July 15.
Other highlights for the summer event, which runs from July 10-16 include a talent showcase for J. Cole’s Dreamville label artists Bas, Cozz, and Omen, and a discussion about Rakim’s rap legacy as part of the “Told It First Hand” series at the Brooklyn Historical Society.