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Raekwon, Ghostface, Dave East & Azealia Banks to Headline World Underground Festival

Raekwon, Ghostface, Dave East & Azealia Banks to Headline World Underground Festival

Raekwon, Ghostface, Dave East & Azealia Banks to Headline World Underground Festival

This is a Hip Hop Fest you don’t want to miss!

World Underground is having their Inaugural Festival this week at the Melrose Ballroom in Queens this Wednesday through Friday, August 29th – 31st, featuring Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, Dave East, Azealia Banks & over 40 of the top underground emcees in the game. The festival was created by Armani Cooper, co-creator of Team Backpack.  

Besides the headliners, there will also be

  • Music Conference (Guest Speakers from Lyricist Lounge and GPME agency)
  • International Emcee competition (10k$ grand prize and tour)
  • 3-Day Concert Series (featuring 40+ of your favorite EMCEES!)
  • Beat battles
  • Live hip-hop ciphers

I have to give it to them, they have great headliners, as well as actual underground artists as their title advertises. Many of these acts I have never heard of – hence “underground” – but at the same time, there are enough who I know to be legit, such as Locksmith, Ren Thomas, Mad Squablz, Chris Rivers and the Skull N Tones DJ crew, to name a few, that I expect to hear quality. They are exposing underground artists to new audiences, which is really what a fest that claims to be “underground” is supposed to do, salute to everyone involved.

You can get TICKETS to individual performances you care about, get a 1 day pass for $100 or a 3 day pass for $200. $10,000 for the Emcee Competition is a nice purse, so that should be a heated competition! More info, a detailed line up and instructions for the Emcee competition can be found on their website: worldunderground.com.

Here are some more artists and DJ’s you will see at the festival:

Raekwon, Ghostface, Dave East & Azealia Banks to Headline World Underground Festival

Raekwon, Ghostface, Dave East & Azealia Banks to Headline World Underground Festival

 

MOS DEF headlines Fort Greene Festival (Complete Line Up)

FORT GREENE FESTIVAL FLYER

Last year’s festival was amazing. There was so much talent showcased and celebrated. I can think of a few such as GC & Soul Mafia, the headliner Common, and Mr. Mecca, to name a few. I have video footage of last year’s event, but we didn’t have MCMIreport.com up and running yet, so I never used it and it is sitting in the “vault”. MCMI will definitely be out in force for this year’s festival, so next week we can bless y’all with footage of some of the performances and exclusive interviews.

This year’s FORT GREENE FESTIVAL is SATURDAY JUNE 25th, 2011 all day at Fort Greene Park, in Brooklyn, NY.

Here is a description of the Fort Greene Festival for those who don’t know.

Fort Greene festival is a two-day music, film, and cultural festival that brings over 10,000 people to Fort Greene to celebrate one of Brooklyn’s most vibrant and artistic enclaves. Fort Greene Festival provides local performing arts and community media programs that reflects Fort Greene’s diverse community. The festival serves as a platform to provide and support the community’s creative progress. Fort Greene Fest not only celebrates Fort Greene’s rich culture, but respects the very ground where it will take place. The festival is working closely with ConEdison and National Grid to make the event as green as possible.

2011 Line Up:

MOS DEFMOS DEF

Taking a cue from the Afrocentric stylings of the Native Tongues crew, which included De La Soul, Jungle Brothers, A Tribe Called Quest and Andres Titus, Mos Def has emerged as one of the more conscientious voices of new school hip-hop, alongside the likes of Common, Outkast, Goodie Mob and The Roots, to name just a few.

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Full Line up with Photos after the jump!

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