Souljah Boy, Yo Gotti Enlisted For 6th Crunkfest

The sixth edition of Memphis’s annual Hip-Hop megaconcert, Crunkfest, will be held on Saturday (August 9), bringing together a variety of local, regional and national acts hailing from across the Southeast.

Local legends Playa Fly and Yo Gotti will share the stage with a predominantly Atlanta-based roster of performers, including Souljah Boy, Gucci Mane, and V.I.C.

Also scheduled to perform is Souljah Boy’s protégé Arab, who is signed to his S.O.D. Money Gang label; OJ Da Juiceman, signed to Gucci’s So Icey Entertainment; Lil’ Jon and BME’s latest signee Shawty Putt; and the first group signed to Yung Joc’s Swagg Team Entertainment, Hot Stylez, who’s “Lookin Boy” video sparked an internet sensation earlier this year.

Up-and-coming local performers will also be given a chance to perform during the show’s opening slots.

“We’re very thankful for all of the outstanding support from the community, record labels, artists, radio stations, sponsors, staff and everybody that works hard to produce a quality concert with quality entertainment at a cost conscious price,” says Slick, CEO of S&S Entertainment, which organizes Crunkfest. “This the 6th annual concert of the Crunkfest series and we’re looking forward to doing it bigger and better every year.”

Having successfully marked the concert’s five year anniversary last year at the FedEx Forum, home of the Memphis Grizzlies, S&S Entertainment is now gearing up for the event’s next milestone.

The company is currently laying the ground work for a “Crunkfest Tour,” which would bring similar line ups to venues in primary and secondary markets around the Northern and Southeastern sections of the country.

Crunkfest ’08 will kick off at 6:00pm at the Pipkin Building, located at 955 Early Maxwell Boulevard in Memphis, with performances starting about one hour later.

Tickets are now on sale at all Ticketmaster locations for $30.