The primary two artists set to carry out at Birmingham’s Freedom Fest on July 27 have been introduced Wednesday afternoon.
These artists are 8ball and MJG, two southern rap artists. Birmingham Mayor Randall Woodfin first introduced the 2 rappers in a tweet Wednesday afternoon.
“On July 27, we’re gonna be On High of the World! I’m thrilled to announce that Southern rap legends 8ball & MJG (@pimptypemjg & @DAREAL_8ball) will likely be acting at this yr’s #FreedomFestBhm. Go to http://FreedomFestbhm.com to get tickets at present. #SpaceAgePimpin #CominOutHard,” Woodfin mentioned within the tweet.
The 2 rappers have usually acted as a Southern hip-hop duo, however have additionally launched solo albums.
“Born Premro Smith, 8Ball grew up within the Orange Mound space of Memphis, Tennessee, the place he met MJG at Ridgeway Junior Excessive Faculty in 1984. The 2 shared a ardour for hip-hop, which hadn’t but made a powerful impression within the South, and shaped their very own rap duo, 8Ball & MJG. They made their recording debut in 1991 with a three-track single, Hearken to the Lyrics, launched on cassette and 12” vinyl by On the Power Information, an unbiased label,” a part of 8ball’s bio on Spotify reads.
Different audio system and artists haven’t been introduced.
Birmingham Freedom Fest, known as a “music and empowerment competition” will likely be held in and round Kelly Ingram Park on July 27. A portion of proceeds from the competition will assist assist the Birmingham Civil Rights Nationwide Monument.
There will likely be workshops and boards on equality and civic engagement points in addition to musical performances. The lineup of audio system and acts has not been introduced. Occasion organizers say the lineup will likely be introduced within the coming weeks. Tickets will price $33.50.