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New York City Announces Lineup For Their "Homecoming Week" Festival

By Kiani Belgrave

New York City has announced the lineup for their “Homecoming Week” festival that will be live from the Bronx, Brooklyn, Staten Island, and Queens. 

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Thursday (July 29) that the concerts taking place in the boroughs would all be hip-hop focused. The four-day festival will feature an outstanding line-up of hip-hop legends and icons, all returning to their home boroughs. The “Home Coming” festival will feature timeless acts like KRS-One, Slick Rick, Raekwon & Ghostface Killah, Kool Keith, EPMD, Big Daddy Kane, and Mobb Deep. 

It’s refreshing to see New York City honor the artists that have made the soundtrack to the City that never sleeps for the last 47 years. The festival’s lineup is full of hip-hop icons. Each of them return to the city that birth their immense creativity that would leave such an impression on music and popular culture. 

Check out the entire setlist of each borough below. 

August 16 — Orchard Beach in the Bronx – KRS-One, Slick Rick, Remy Ma, Busy Bee, CL Smooth, DJ Hollywood, DJ Jazzy Joyce, DJ Kevie Kev, Fantastic Five, Furious 5 featuring Grandmaster Melle Mel and Scorpio, Grand Wizard Theodore, Joeski Love, Kid Capri, Nice & Smooth, PopMaster Fabel, Soul Sonic Force, T La Rock, Ultra Magnetic MC’s

August 17 — Richmond County Bank Park on Staten Island – Raekwon & Ghostface Killah, Crystal Waters, DJ Chuck Chillout, EPMD, Force MDs, Hakim Green, HeeSun Lee, Kool Keith, Lizzy Ashleigh, Pharoahe Monch, Rikki, Rob Base

August 19 — Brooklyn Army Terminal waterfront in Brooklyn – Big Daddy Kane, Desiigner, C&C Music Factory, DJ Mr. Cee,  Elle Varner, Judy Torres, Lizzy Ashliegh, Maino, Obasi Jackson, Papoose, PopMaster Fabel, Special Ed, Stetsasonic, Sweet Sensation, Young Devyn

August 20 — Forest Hills Stadium in Queens – George Clinton + P-Funk All Stars with special guests, Too $hort,  DJ Hurricane, DJ Wiz, EPMD, Mobb Deep, Yo-Yo