Public Enemy and Ice-T are set to headline The National Celebration of Hip Hop concert, scheduled to take place on October 6 & 7 at West Potomac Park on the National Mall in Washington D.C., to mark the celebration of Hip-Hop’s 50th year.
The celebration will feature a special DJ Hurricane “Beastie Boys Tribute Set” with Special Guests and performances from legendary hip-hop artists including Kurtis Blow, Kid ‘n Play, Soulsonic Force, Roxanne Shante, CL Smooth, Melle Mel and Scorpio, The Sugarhill Gang, Peter Gunz, DJ Kevie Kev Rockwell, Mad Skillz, MC Sha-Rock, Busy Bee, Joe Ski Love, Positive K, Boogie Black, Mick Benzo, Gumbo, and Donald D. More names are to be announced in coming days.
“We are honored to continue to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Hip-Hop against the backdrop of America’s Capitol with a free event for everyone. I can’t wait to get on stage and do our thing,” said Flavor Flav.
“Hip hop is beyond, not just a musical genre,” added Chuck D. “It’s a cultural movement that has dominated art, fashion, politics, poetry, academia, film and every corner of the world for the past 50 years. This National Celebration brings it all together in one place for the people, by the people.”
“We are coming to the National Mall itself to bring you authentic Hip Hop for the 50th celebration!” exclaimed Ice-T.
In addition to the concert, various activities including speeches from celebrities as well as interactive events and exhibits have been planned by the organizers.
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