Titans of rap including Public Enemy, Ice-T, and Grandmaster Melle Mel and Scorpio are set to perform on July 29th as part of the Coney Island Amphitheater's inaugural concert season. The show is part of Ice-T and Sirius XM's eight-date Art of Rap Fest tour, which takes its name from a documentary produced by the Los Angeles MC turned TV cop. Here's a trailer for the movie, which celebrates hip hop's roots and craftsmanship:
Also set to take the stage are Naughty by Nature, the Sugarhill Gang, Mobb Deep, Kurtis Blow, and EPMD, with Chief Rocker Busy Bee holding down hosting duties.
There are a lot of classic videos to choose from among this line-up's output, but here's EPMD getting serious about black empowerment in a park, with appearances by the Slave Theater, Jesse Jackson, and Public Enemy.
Oh, and if want to see Public Enemy twice this summer, they're playing a free show at Betsy Head Park in Brownsville on June 21st.
Tickets for the Coney Island show go on sale this Friday at noon.