In celebration of Black History Month, the Hip Hop 101 Music & Arts Festival has enlisted a line-up of Grammy winning artists, such as Ludacris, Common, Keri Hilson, and the Beastie Boys’ Mix Master Mike for their upcoming event in Los Angeles.
The event is scheduled to go down on February 21st at the Los Angeles Sports Arena.
According to the event’s creator, the festival was created to provide a creative arena to express Hip Hop in multiple ways.
“Hip Hop 101 Music & Arts Festival is our way to acknowledge the achievements of every artist by creating a platform and embracing hip-hop’s culture and unity through the expression of music, beats, graffiti, visual arts, performing arts and lyrics,” explained executive producer Ken Andrews.
In addition to Andrews, the team birthing the event includes investor Derek Patterson (Champ Funds, Inc.), Arias Webster Berry (Entertainment Entertainment), and producer/production manager Sid Zuber.
Aside from the a-list line-up, the show will also showcase multiple facets of the hip-hop genre. Those facets include live graffiti artists, and a visual symphony with an old school hip-hop history film and visual effects show.
There will also be a dance competition by Millennium Dance Complex (whose past dancers include Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, Janet Jackson). Winners of the competition will be given a scholarship by Hip Hop 101 Music & Arts Festival.
Tickets are available at Ticketmaster.com or Wantickets.com.