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Ice-T Announces Art of Rap Music Festival

Afrika Bambaataa, Warren G, Kurtis Blow, EPMD and more billed for July event.

Ice-T has announced his very own music festival, billed 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 at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain Views, Calif. 

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, GameAfrika, Bambaataa, Warren G, Kurtis Blow, EPMD, Melle Mel, Xzibit, Biz Markie, DJ Quick and Slick Rick.

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The 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 p.m. PST. 

Visit www.ArtofRapFest.com for more information. 

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