Tickets go on sale Aug. 1
The Northstar Group–home to The Source Magazine and Jones Magazine–is thrilled to announce the first annual SOURCE360 Concert, taking place this year on September 20th at The Cushman & Wakefield Theater at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York City.
The official concert line-up features some of the most prominent members of Hip-Hop culture, ranging from some of the best groups Hip-Hop has had to offer over the past two decades, to leaders of the current wave of independent and young, fresh artists.
The concert is a part of a three-day total market expo, conference, and festival dubbed SOURCE360 being held in the Brooklyn Cultural District. The event celebrates the proliferation of hip-hop in every aspect of popular culture.
The rest of the line-up for the show will be announced soon. For more information, on the concert and the SOURCE360 weekend, please visit thesource360.com and thesource.com. Also, follow @SOURCE360 and @THESOURCE on Twitter and Facebook.
The Source Magazine’s owner and publisher, L. Londell McMillan, says: ”The innovation and diversity of Hip-Hop is well known. SOURCE360 is proud to present a ground-breaking conference, marketplace and this concert with these iconic and new acts this year during this SOURCE360 weekend in Brooklyn.”
UPDATE: Tickets are officially on sale, and you can get yours here.
THE WU-TANG CLAN
The Wu-Tang Clan–yes, all original members will be present–will be headlining the concert in their official return to the stage. Performing some of their timeless classics (36 Chambers, Wu-Tang Forever) and some of their newer material, as they’re set to release a brand new album, A Better Tomorrow, later on this year. The Wu is widely regarded as the best rap group of all-time, and their influence has spanned 20 years, fueling material from just about everybody, from Jay Z to Drake.
THE DIPLOMATS A.K.A. DIPSET
The Diplomats (Cam’ron, Juelz Santana, Jim Jones) will be performing together for the first time in 3 years at a very exciting time for the New York-bred Hip-Hop group. With Cam’ron set to release his collaboration with A-Trak–which will feature “Dipsh*ts”, Cam & Juelz’s critically acclaimed spring collaboration–Juelz Santana gearing to release his first album in 7 years and Jim Jones back in the studio, the trio will have a slew of old and new anthems at the ready.
Dom Kennedy is not new to the game. The L.A. native has been in the rap business since ’97, & like fine wine, he just gets better with each passing year. The Yellow Album mixtape and his latest album, Get Home Safely have catapulted him to worldwide stardom, & lucky for you, he’ll be performing hit songs like “My Type Of Party” & “Platinum Chanel” live in just a few short weeks for your personal enjoyment.
The Notorious K.I.M. Many female artists have tried to rumble with the Bee, but no one has truly taken the Hip Hop Queen’s crown. Lil’ Kim came up during one of the most pivotal eras in Hip-Hop history, and the leader of La Bella Mafia has more hits under her belt than more rappers than we’d care to mention. At The SOURCE360 Concert, Lil’ Kim is heading back to Brooklyn to bring you the performance of a lifetime.
Curren$y got his start in 2002 with Master P and The 504 Boyz of No Limit Records, and 12 years later has remained one of the most talented and consistent rappers in Hip-Hop. His ability to release timely mixtapes and albums is matched by no other, and his Pilot Talk series, his work with the Alchemist (Covert Coup) and his latest project, The Drive-In Theatre, make his catalog a very exciting one, and he’ll bring it all to SOURCE360 on September 20th.
The Cleveland collective released 4 powerful albums in the 90′s that solidified their position as one of Hip-Hop’s most important and influential groups, but they didn’t stop there. With 8 total studio albums and 3 U.S. Top 10 singles, there’s no denying that the mark BTNH has left on the culture will last forever, and impact for generations to come. With classic records spanning from E. 1999 Eternal to Strength & Loyalty, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony’s set will surely be one to remember.
About The Source Magazine
The Source Magazine has been the premier Hip-Hop publication for culturally relevant music, entertainment, sports, politics and news for over 25 years. The Source was founded by two Harvard undergraduate students in their dorm room in 1988 and has since grown to become the premier publication and media brand for Hip-Hop culture, in-book and online.