Actor and veteran MC Ice-T is adding festival promoter to his lengthy resume. Ice and his manager Mickey Bentson announced the “Art Of Hip Hop” festival. In partnership with SiriusXM, the pair is creating a lane for veteran artists to show why they’ve lasted this long in the game with the Art of Rap Festival.

In a press release:

Ice-T and Mickey Bentson today announced “SiriusXM Backspin Presents The Art of Rap Festival,” 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.

SiriusXM Backspin Presents The Art of Rap Festival follows Ice-T’s critically acclaimed 2012 documentary Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap and the festival which played to massive crowds in Orange County, California and the Bay Area. Backspin is SiriusXM’s channel playing classic hip-hop from the 80s and 90s.

True to the documentary and the 2015 festival, this year’s lineup is impressive and scheduled to include performances by Public Enemy, Ice-T, Naughty by Nature,Mobb Deep, Grandmaster Melle Mel and Scorpio, EPMD, The Sugarhill Gang and Kurtis Blow and hosted by Chiefrocker Busy Bee, among others.

If you are a fan of classic Hip Hop thenThe Art Of Hip Hop festival may be just what you are looking for.


About The Author Jay Raw

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