Public Enemy & Ice-T Headlining National Celebration Of Hip-Hop In D.C.

Hip-hop pioneers Ice-T and Public Enemy will be the headliners for the National Celebration of Hip-Hop festival in Washington, D.C. this upcoming October 6th and 7th.

“Hip-hop is beyond, not just a musical genre,” said Public Enemy‘s Chuck D in a statement. “It’s a cultural movement that has dominated art, fashion, politics, poetry, academia, film and every corner of the world for the past 50 years. This National Celebration brings it all together in one place for the people, by the people.”

Other legendary and pioneering artists including Kurtis Blow, Kid ’n Play, Soulsonic Force, Roxanne Shante, CL Smooth, Melle Mel and Scorpio, The Sugarhill Gang, Peter Gunz, DJ Kevie Kev Rockwell, Mad Skillz, MC Sha-Rock, Busy Bee, Joe Ski Love, Positive K, Boogie Black, and Mick Benzo will also be performing.

“We are honored to continue to celebrate the 50th anniversary of hip-hop against the backdrop of America’s Capitol with a free event for everyone. I can’t wait to get on stage and do our thing,” said Flavor Flav in a statement.

Registration for the free concert is now open at NationalCelebrationofHipHop.com. Tickets are first come, first serve. VIP packages will be available for purchase on the site as well.