‘Art of Rap’ Festival Lineup Includes Public Enemy, EPMD, Mobb Deep and...

‘Art of Rap’ Festival Lineup Includes Public Enemy, EPMD, Mobb Deep and More


Ice-T has announced that he will the host the inaugural “Art of Rap” Festival featuring a lineup of 80’s and 90’s hip-hop acts.

Hip-Hop vets Public Enemy, EPMD, Mobb Deep and Naughty By Nature will headline the summer concert designed for fans who want to see their favorite artists from the past rock the mic.

“The SiriusXM Backspin Presents The Art of Rap Festival is 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,” according to a statement released by Ice-T and his manager Mickey Bentson (via HipHopWired.com).

The eight-city tour, which will also feature performances from MC Lyte, Grandmaster Melle Mel and Scorpio, Doug E. Fresh and the Sugarhill Gang, was inspired by Ice-T’s 2012 acclaimed documentary, From Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap.

Peep the “Art of Rap” Festival dates below.

The “Art of Rap” Festival 2016 Tour Dates:

July 16: Dallas, Texas | Gexa Pavilion
July 17: Austin, Texas | Austin 360 Amphitheater
July 22: Hollywood, Calif. | Palladium
July 23: Las Vegas, Nev. | Downtown Las Vegas
July 29: Brooklyn, N.Y. | Coney Island Amphitheater
July 31: Atlanta, Ga. | Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood
August 5: Chicago, Ill. | Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
August 6: Detroit, Mich. | Freedom Hill Amphitheatre