There is so much drama in the LBC now that Snoop Dogg is bringing it back to the streets of Long Beach, headling Summertime in the LBC with Ice Cube and The Game, July 7 at the Queen Mary.
The West Coast rap showcase is one of several new festivals coming to the Queen Mary that will be produced by Goldenvoice, which partnered with the ship’s owner Urban Commons at the end of last year. Goldenvoice is also producing the Smokin Grooves fest June 16 featuring Erykah Badu, Miguel, Jhene Aiko, NxWorries, The Roots, H.E.R. and more.
Summertime in the LBC celebrates South LA and Long Beach’s roots in developing the West Coast Gangsta Rap sound of the 1990s, a mix of hardcore rhymes and G-Funk beats and grooves, often created as a nod to the sounds of 1970s soul, r&b, funk and pop. Snoop Dogg has announced he will play his 1993 breakout album Doggystyle in its entirety, dropping tracks like “Gin and Juice,” “Murder was the Case” and “Who Am I? (What’s My Name?)” from the record that sold 18 million copies worldwide.
Besides Snoop Dogg, and Compton rappers Ice Cube and The Game, Summertime in the LBC will also feature Ja Rule & Ashanti, The Isley Brothers, Method Man & Redman, E-40 & Too $hort, Warren G & The Dove Shack, DJ Quik & Suga Free, The Dramatics, The Manhattans, Evidence, The Dogg Pound, Mack 10, Amanda Perez, Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes, Midnight Star.
Passes go on sale Friday, May 11 at 10:00 AM. Prices start at $85 for general admission and $150 for VIP. More information available at www.SummertimeInTheLBC.com.