Ice-T Announces Art of Rap Music Festival Kicking off July 18 in Irvine, CA

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According to, Ice-T has announced his very own music festival for this summer. The first-ever Art of Rap Music Festival kicks off July 18 at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine, Calif., followed by another show July 19 in Northern California at the Shoreline Amphitheater.

Keeping in line with his critically acclaimed Art of Rap documentary from a few years ago, the festival lineup is jam packed with influential rap artists including Ice-T himself, Afrika Bambaataa, Melle Mel, Rakim, Kool Moe Dee, The Game, Bone Thugs ‘N’ Harmony, Doug E. Fresh, Warren GKurtis Blow, EPMDXzibit,  Biz Markie, DJ Quik and Slick Rick.

Art of Rap FestivalThe Art of Rap Music Festival will feature two stages with more than 25 different artists, as well as break-dancers, graffiti artists and vendors. Tickets go on sale Friday, April 24 at 10 AM PST.

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article by Lori Lakin Hutcherson (follow@lakinhutcherson)

2 thoughts on “Ice-T Announces Art of Rap Music Festival Kicking off July 18 in Irvine, CA”

  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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