If you didn’t know already, the AfroPunk Festival is one of the dopest concerts in the northeast. This year it goes down at Commodore Barry Park in Brooklyn, New York on August 23-24. AfroPunk is full of originality that would blow your mind. It’s all about having your own identity in music, no matter what genre, gender, race, lifestyle or color. Many compare it to Coachella or SXSW, but in all honesty, this concert is so beautifully versatile its insane. So insane, in fact, that I will be taking part in the festivities, capturing it all.
From Danny Brown to Erykah Badu, plenty of heavyweights have graced the stage. Aside from D’Angelo headlining, some of the illiest underground emcees and DJs in NYC’s alternative hip-hop scene are ready to come through and rock the house. Some of the Line-up include Ho99o9, The Internet, SZA, Denita Sene, Shabazz Palaces, DJ Sliink, Uniiqu3, and Jasmine Solano + Melo X, just to give you a taste of the flavors that will be stirring in this musical pot.
This is a free event that is open to all, so if you are in the NYC area, stop by and unwind your mind, body and soul.
To get more information on this event, or to get VIP passes, visit afropunkfest.com.
We TOLD you you wouldn’t want to miss this year’s AFROPUNK Fest! Check out what we have in store for you!
2014 lineup includes D’Angelo, Lianne La Havas, Body Count, Trash Talk, Meshell Ndegeocello, Straight Line Stitch, Shabazz Palaces, SZA, The Internet, Fishbone, Valerie June, Alice Smith, Cold Specks, Unlocking The Truth, Cakes Da Killa, Denitia and Sene, Gordon Voidwell, The Tontons, Clipping, BLXPLTN, Cipher, HO9909 as well as DJ Sets by DJ SLiiNK, MikeQ, Uniique, Jasmine Solano + Melo-X, Mista Selecta + Mane Squeeze A Tribe Called Red, Theesatisfaction, Oscan Nñand Adam R. This year’s festival will feature dance music from local scenes such as Jersey Club, Baltimore Club, NYC Ballroom, as well as underground DJ sounds from Washington D.C. and Seattle.
More artists to be announced.