Preview - Broccoli City Festival
Back for it's third year, Broccoli City Festival hits Gateway DC Pavilion on April 25, 2015 in celebration of Earth Day. Broccoli City is a lifestyle group that promotes a healthy, sustainable living, specifically in inner cities where that option may not be available. With a constant passion to push our communities to a better living, #BCFest is only one of the many ways that this group gives back. Not only does this festival feature yoga and fitness instruction, healthy food vendors, a body wellness center, a live art gallery, and educational information, but also some of the most iconic names in Hip-Hop and R&B music right now. Check out who we're most excited to see below.
Ras Nebyu is a DC native by way of Ethiopia. I was introduced to him through collaborations with local collectives like Hostile Youth and Kool Klux Klan. Listen to "TIME" below.
One hottest rappers out of Chicago right now, Tink, will also be making an appearance this year. She's been on our rader since producer Timbaland admitted that Aaliyah gave her the cosign via his dreams this year at South By Southwest. Check out "Don't Tell Nobody" featuring Jeremih below.
It's no secret that we're huge fans of Willow Smith here at Capitol Sound. Joined by her brother Jaden, who's been bringing controversy and conversation about gender roles by sporting a dress out and about in Calabasas. Needless to say, we're super excited to see what they bring to the stage. Listen to "Blue Ocean V19" below.
Joey Bada$$ is one of the 47 member collective Pro Era. Representing Flatbush, this Brooklyn rapper has been building a steady following over the years to finally release a debut album, B4.DA.$$, which came out earlier this year. Check out "Big Dusty," the first single from the record.
Erykah Badu headlines #BCFest with a DJ set under the alias "DJ Lo Down Loretta Brown." Listen to her set from The Boiler Room in Los Angeles.