(AllHipHop News) It has been just over a month since legendary rapper Slick Rick received his American citizenship, and the rapper is wasting no time getting back to work.
Slick Rick will make his first major appearance since receiving his citizenship at the Insane Clown Posse’s 17th Annual Gathering of the Juggalos.
Tens of thousands of festival goers will see performances from ICP and artists on their Psychopathic Records label.
In addition to Slick Rick, Tech N9ne, Twiztid, Suicide Silence, Emmure, Asking Alexandria, Gwar and more are supposed to take to the stage during the three day festival.
The Gathering of the Juggalos is a controversial concert festival that takes place each summer and draws large numbers of patrons.
The festival was originally held in Michigan, Illinois, banned in the state and forced to move to several different states over the years, including Illinois, Ohio and Missouri.
Gathering 17 takes place from July 20-23 at Legend Valley outdoor concert/campground in Thornville, Ohio, which was the site of last year’s fest as well.
It’s known for drawing a tough crowd as well, both offstage and on. In 2010, Tila Tequila was injured when people pelted her with stones and feces.
ICP was also forced to apologize to rapid Method Man, after their fans went berserk and threw objects at him during his performance as well.
Put the risk aside and the performance could be a great launching pad to reintroduce Slick Rick. I CP has always made it a point to include the best hip-hop ask for the festival.
Over the years, no less then Ol’ Dirty Bastard, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Ice-T, Busta Rhymes, Juvenile, Ice Cube, Big Hutch and even Vanilla Ice have had success at the wild festival.
Slick Rick had been hampered by a 23-year legal battle to gain citizenship in the United States. The rapper won his battle on April 15, when he was finally awarded dual citizenship in the U.S. and the U.K., where he was born.
Visit www.juggalogathering.com for more information and check out the Informercial for the 17th Annual Gathering of the Juggalos.