Saturday, May 28, 2022

Ice T Announces Legendary Lineup for ‘Art of Rap Music Festival’ 2015

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The Legendary ICE T was honored with the first ever KDAY HONORZ Award.

*Los Angeles — Ice T announced the legendary line up for the upcoming Art Of Rap Music Festival at 93.5 KDAY’s Krush Groove Concert, where he accepted the first ever KDAY Honorz Award.

The Art Of Rap Music Festival follows in the footsteps of Ice T’s critically acclaimed documentary film “The Art Of Rap.” True to the theme of the film, the massive line up included: The Game, Bone Thugs -N- Harmony, Ice T, Afrika Bambaataa and The Soulsonic Force, Big Daddy Kane, RakimMack 10, Xzibit, Warren G, Rapper’s Delight, Kurtis Blow, Too Short, Doug E Fresh, DJ Quik, Kool Moe Dee,  King T, Grand Master Melle Mel, Tha Alkaholiks, Biz Markie, Slick Rick, EPMD, Cold Crush Brothers, Ras Kass and other special guests. The event will be MC’d by Chief Rocker Busy Bee.

“Hip-Hop is the most powerful and influential cultural movement since rock & roll. A true art form that deserves respect,” said Ice T.

“Hip-Hop is crucial to many peoples’ lives and the Art Of Rap is the true game of hip-hop!  Zulu Nation forever!” exclaimed Mickey Bentson, Co-Founder of The Universal Zulu Nation.

The Art Of Rap will feature two stages and over 25 artists per date featuring a who’s who of the history of rap & hip-hop. The events will be a full festival experience featuring break-dancers, live graffiti artists, vendors, an interactive festival area and so much more.

The first ever Art Of Rap Festival will be held at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine, CA on Saturday July 18. Tickets go on sale Friday, April 24 at 10 a.m. PST.

The second event will be held at Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, CA on Sunday July 19. Tickets go on saleFriday, May 1 at 10 a.m. PST.

The Art Of Rap Festival is the brainchild of Ice- T and entrepreneur Mickey Bentson, and produced by Live Nation’s Nick Masters and festival producer John Reese and his company Synergy Global Entertainment.

Lineups vary by city.  Go to for full details.


Video Clips 

Art of Rap Festival Trailer 1

Art of Rap Festival Trailer 2

Art of Rap Fest Teaser


 93.5 KDAY Krush Groove Concert: Photo Gallery




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  1. Tracy ‘Ice-T’ Lauren Marrow (born February 16, 1958), calling his inaugural Art of Rap Festival “the most prolific and essential hip-hop festival ever” told Rolling Stone’s Kory Grow, “Fans get a chance to see these guys candidly and hear how they feel about the art form…**It’s me giving back to hip-hop and doing a film that shows us in a good, positive light.”**

    Hi. I am not certain if Tracy ‘Ice-T’ Lauren Marrow is pulling my leg when he claims he wants to display rappers in a positive light, or if he is simply an ignorant human being who fails to perceive reality.

    Search “BONE THUGS-N-HARMONY LYRICS Me Killa” to learn about damaged human beings harming peaceful and/or other damaged human beings.

    Tracy ‘Ice-T’ Lauren Marrow’s top act writes about getting high all day long, selling drugs that harm peaceful communities and using firearms to settle beefs.

    This is how Tracy ‘Ice-T’ Lauren Marrow paints “Rap Art” in a positive light?


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