Broccoli City Festival: The Pre – Game

Broccoli City Festival

As the sun continues to set higher, the birds chirp louder and graphic t-shirts return, we at AMMO want to celebrate the health of the Earth by heading to the Broccoli City Festival in Washington, D.C. this weekend. In an effort to celebrate our wonderful planet, BC Fest promotes a low carbon lifestyle while bringing in a wave of extremely talented and eclectic artists, particularly in the category of hip-hop. Here are some of the artists we can’t wait to see, and the songs we’re pumped to hear:

Marlee In The Mixx at Broccoli City Festival

Marlee In The Mixx

The 8-piece collective band and production group returns to where it all started in Washington, D.C. for a sonic blending of musical genres. There unique ability to cross hip-hop, rock, jazz, blues and pop in one performance puts them on our list for artists we won’t miss. Having released two mixtapes over the course of the last year, 10,000 Hours and The Mixxtape, the group should have a myriad of fresh material for the BC Fest stage. We hope they play:

Indigo, Don’t Kill My Vibe (Cover), Cloud 9, and Looking For The Sun

Sunny & Gabe at Broccoli City Festival

Sunny & Gabe

The self-proclaimed “rogue time travelers” have chose Virginia 2015 for their “second era-hopping expedition” and it certainly shows. Fresh off their album #FreeCandy and the single “I Luv It Ft. D.R.A.M.” the duo brings their transcending music to the forefront at BC Fest. With Sunny’s Amy Winehouse-like voice and Gabe’s Will.I.Am-like production, the duo might be the most intriguing performance of the entire festival. We’re excited to hear:

I Luv It, Statue, Clouds, and Crying.

Kali Uchis at Broccoli City Festival

Kali Uchis

Kali Uchis is making noise! Her debut studio project Por Vida has already went viral while her video for the single “Know What I Want,” is slowly approaching half a million views. Features from Tyler The Creator, Diplo and Kaytranada have propelled her music to another level. The Columbian singer-songwriter flaunts her porcelain skin and badass Barbie with soulful sounds atypical of the BC Fest lineup, defying any distinct genre. We can’t wait to hear:

Lottery, Know What I Want, Call Me and Yellow (her feature on Tyler The Creator’s album)

Tiara Thomas at Broccoli City Festival

Tiara Thomas

As the Interscope Records signee, Tiara Thomas, readies her debut album The Bad Influence, fans at BC Fest will get a chance to climb into the world of the 25-year-old singer, songwriter and producer. Known for her feature of Wale’s single “Bad,” Tiara seeks female liberation through her music. Her single “One Night,” has already received close to 300,000 views as she preaches female strength in the video. We pray she performs:

Bad (her 2013 Wale feature), One Night, Tell Me Something and Dear Sallie Mae

Tink at Broccoli City Festival

Tink

When you’re an emcee being promoted by Timbaland, the whole industry starts watching. Tink has done nothing but impress. The Chi-town rapper turned a few heads with her single “Ratchet Commandments,” and than continued the momentum with her acting debut on the hit series Empire. With her album Think Tink slotted for July, the female empowerment artist takes the stage at BC Fest. We’ll have our phones ready to record:

Ratchet Commandments, Tell The Children, Treat Me Like Somebody and Sounds Good

Kaytranada at Broccoli City Festival

Kaytranada

The world-renowned Canadian DJ, electronic musician and producer Kaytranada takes his various talents to the BC Fest stage. With remixes that range from Beyonce to Danny Brown, his peculiar style fuses hip-hop, R&B and electronic music flawlessly on a melody that you can’t help but dance to. We’re excited to hear his work live on remixes like:

Typically Her, Lie4, At All, and Drive Me Crazy

Joey Bada$$ at Broccoli City Festival

Joey Bada$$

It wouldn’t be a party without a Brooklyn emcee and who better than the rising star of hip-hop Joey Bada$$. After his album B4.DA.$$ topped the rap charts earlier this year, the Cinematic Music Group signee looks to take his aggressive flows to once again support a meaningful cause. Only a few months ago, Joey weighed in on the race debate in America with his powerful video for “Like Me.” His old school boom-bap sound should have the crowd bouncing this weekend. We’re hyped to hear:

Paper Trail$, World Domination, No.99, and Curry Chicken

Erykah Badu aka DJ Lowdown Loretta Brown at Broccoli City Festival

Erykah Badu aka DJ Lowdown Loretta Brown

Last but most certainly not least, the astounding neo-soul vocals of singer, actress and activist Erykah Badu bring legend to the stage at BC Fest. Mixing hip-hop, R&B and jazz so naturally you can almost feel her pain, Erykah looks to capitalize on the words that kick started her 20-year career. The Grammy-winning, platinum recording artist with classics like Baduizm and Mama’s Gun looks to mesmerize her fans with yet another memorable performance. We hope she takes us back to her roots with songs like:

Bag Lady, On & On, Tyrone, and Next Lifetime


 

From top to bottom, The Broccoli Festival looks to be a star-studded lineup of talented musicians spanning across multiple generations. However, each one holds something strikingly similar, a commitment to artistry. That’s more that can be said about most festivals. We can’t wait to be there! Tickets are available online from the link below:

Check out the full line up here: www.bcfestival.com

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