Here's the Lineup for the Arizona Hip-Hop Festival 2017

Justus Samuel has his hands full these days. For pretty much all of his waking hours, the local community organizer has been busy overseeing local hip-hop promotions company and record label Respect the Underground and planning any number of upcoming nights and events.

And the biggest one undoubtedly is the latest Arizona Hip-Hop Festival.

The annual event, which takes place on Saturday, November 11, at Comerica Theatre in downtown Phoenix, is a massive undertaking, to say the least. Hundreds of different rappers, MCs, DJs, and artists from throughout Arizona will perform during a day-long celebration of hip-hop culture and the local scene. A variety of DJs, dancers, and visual artists will also do their thing at the event.

As with its first three editions, Samuel says, the Arizona Hip-Hop Festival 2017 will serve as a showcase for the local scene and its wealth of talent.

“It’s a platform that was designed to cultivate the culture and be used as a platform for active practitioners,” he says. “It's for people to celebrate Arizona hip-hop culture.”

The festival will include every aspect of hip-hop culture, ranging from rapping and DJing to visual artistry and both b-boy and b-girl dancing. There will also be clothing and apparel vendors and a variety of youth workshops.

And just like the last couple of years, the festival has the official endorsement of Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, who declared Saturday, November 11, to be “Arizona Hip-Hop Day.”

“It's literally a holiday,” Samuel says.

And just like at every edition of the Arizona Hip-Hop Festival, the lineup for 2017 is going to be enormous.

Samuel revealed the lineup to Phoenix New Times, and it includes more than 250 artists and acts from throughout the Valley and around Arizona. They’ll perform on any of various stages that will make up the event, held in and around Comerica Theatre.

“The event will have eight stages this year,” Samuel says. “We’re going to be shutting down the entire block surrounding [Comerica].”

And there are more than 100 new faces on the lineup, he says, as well as plenty of favorites.

Here’s a rundown of everyone who will be at the festival this year, including DJs, hosts, and visual artists.

A mural in downtown Phoenix promoting Arizona Hip-Hop Day and the Arizona Hip-Hop Festival 2017.EXPAND
A mural in downtown Phoenix promoting Arizona Hip-Hop Day and the Arizona Hip-Hop Festival 2017.
Courtesy of Justus Samuel

Hip-Hop Artists & Rappers:
A-Train
Adeezy Da Don
AJ The Breeze
Ashton Vaughn Charles
Ali Tomineek
All Dollaz
Almon Gold
Amani Jae
Anthony Cortez
Aquarius Jones
Ardy Reapz
Atari Monroe
AU
Audi Clips
AVD
Ay-R
AZ Lowrider
AZ Legend Golden
B Nasty
B-Man The HighRida
Benjamin Fly
Brandon Rodelo
Brixx
Bruc3 of Mesa Made
Buddha Tha Skitzo
C-Leach & Silver
Calicoe G
Captain Nerk
Cash Lansky
Chalease
Charlie Mumbles
Chico Rios
Chink Gee
Chop
City Boi
City Da Juiceman

Charlie Mumbles
Charlie Mumbles
Courtesy of the artist

CityLyfe
Corey S.
Cruise & Loh
Cultivated Kings
CY & LV Squad
Da New Era Damyon
Damez
Dann G
Dat Nga King De
David James
DaviPhresh
Daygo Strange
Dead Mason Entertainment
Deebo Lotti
DeLa Preme
Delly Everyday
Denzel Davis
Desert Life Entertainment
DieNasty The Mexican Thuggalo
Dirt Squad
Dirty Dan
Doberman
Dom $mith
Donny Kai

Local rapper Dann G.EXPAND
Local rapper Dann G.
Nick Gallegos Jr.

Dough Boy & WickedMob
Dougie Drew
Dre Benz
Dre Polo
Drew From 93'
DRXL Heights
Dub Fuego
Dub The Million Dollar Baby
DVicious
E-$cott
Eddie Wellz
El Richardo
Emilio Price
Entity
Epod Tribe
Erika Jasmin
eSauce
Floowood
FORTYEIGHTOH
Fresco ToldYa
G.M.W
Gattling Ern
Grynd
H.G.T. The Don
Hannibal Leq
Haze That Saxy Rapper
Henny Lago
Hoood & Judge Da Boss
Huedon
Hunter James
I-Dee
ill V
InjunEarz
INTROspection
I-Roc & Marquel Deljuan
Isaiah The Rapper

Local rapper J. Rob the Chief.
Local rapper J. Rob the Chief.
Courtesy of the artist

J Fresh
J Hav
J Rydah
J-One Speed
J. Rob the Chief
Jaca
Jae e
Jae Tilt
Jah Harris
Jahwan Hendrix
Jalopy Bungus & 20POUNDS
JC The Triple Threat
Je Mula
Jeezy D
Jimmy Grooves
JMFC
Joe Smoke
Jonathon Easterwood
Julius King
K. Mahree
KayG3e
King Blizz
Knoctoric
Komplx
KT Gipson
KVLT
KY Sluggah
Kyle Burquette
Lamar Crushin
Lazy Boy Squad
Lionel Ray
Legacy Tha Legend & Sage Carnegie
LFETME
LosOnE
Louie Lovewell
LoyalT
Lucky D

Nerdcore star Mega Ran.EXPAND
Nerdcore star Mega Ran.
Andrew Doench

Machine Rudeen
Mad Signtist
Mafiatic Misfits
Marley B
MCH
McNastee
MeechieMann420
Mega Ran
Mental Cases
Metronome
Mic Check
Mic Myers
Mickey Zobel
Midnite da Dread
Mike Check (Tucson)
Mista White
Mo Luv
Money N Fame
Monsieur Hiver
#TheNxt
Nile Ross
No Class Millionaires
Nroc Leoj
P Jaye Tha Principal
Peace Money Entertainment
Penny The Great
Phoenixx Ugrill & 900triiibe
Piff
Play Locco
Pokafase
Proff TV
Prophet
Q
R Turn Ent
Rahn G.
Raw B. Wiked
Raw Yola
Retro Legendz
Rhythm & Rhyme
Richie Evans
Ricky Pablo
Roc D
Rocadopolis
Royce Bell
S.K.A.
S.O.N.
Sab $tory
Salty Brasi
Scooby-V
ShoNuff
Sillay
Slim Billions
$mirk
Sonni Boi & Marcus Lee
Spit Hell Manuel
Ssonic
St. Pierre
Stizzy Davis
Stokes
Studio Flo
Swarley Sheen
Syc Phyx

Salty Brasi.
Salty Brasi.
Courtesy of the artist

T-Suede
Tay Da Crown
Terrorist Angel Babies From Neptune
Terry AZ
Tha Wikid One
The Black Family
The Color 8
The Sound Bombers
3BReal
30 Spice (a.k.a Simply Damon)
Thrice Authentic
Tommy Belair
Tommy Will
Tony Watts
Traffiking
Tragedy
Trap House
Trouble Music
2 Dash D
Valley Music Worldwide
Vante Mack
Vinney Mendez
Vision That Entertainment
Wayne Wayne
Will Claye
William Speakz
Willy Northpole
Woodro
Xian
Y Beezy
Y-Not
Yaymee K
Yitti Hu$tla
YKTS Cochino
Yo$h
Yog Westwood
Young Jaws
Young Kooky
Young Spider
Yung Chrissuh
Yung Sims
Zig-Zag of NB Ridaz
Zonaa

Justus Samuel of Respect the Underground.EXPAND
Justus Samuel of Respect the Underground.
Courtesy of Justus Samuel

Hosts:
JustUs
Bag of Tricks Cat
Rahmun
Mz. Mac
Legace The Legend
Zonaa
Young Wavy (Greedy Green)
Myra Energy
Arizona Mixtapes
Pokafase & Louanna Faine
DJ John Blaze
DJ Mad Skillz
Amanda Wynn
Justin Day

Turntablists perform at last year's Arizona Hip-Hop Festival.
Turntablists perform at last year's Arizona Hip-Hop Festival.
Frank Cordova

DJs:
DJ Benz
DJ Torch
DJ Intrigue
DJ M. Rocka
DJ Anh
DJ Khaos
DJ Sixsational
DJ Mad Skillz
DJ Marvel
DJayy Charliee
DJ J Boogie
DJ John Blaze
Gonzo 52
DJ Reflekshin
Fader Manners

A local painter does live art at last year's Arizona Hip-hop Festival.
A local painter does live art at last year's Arizona Hip-hop Festival.
Frank Cordova

Visual Artists:
Facin Art
Angie Zapata
Heather Freitas
Shoreigh Williams
Cassandra Davison
Antoinette Cauley
Dylan Proby
Andre McCline
Joey Carbajal
Daniel Gunner
Steele Roots
Ignacio Martinez
Jake Daurham
K.U.T
TK Art
Shaped by Syd
Stevo Art
Tanu Dyer
Therosia
Wendy Marshall
Alana Fulton
Kynell Cook
Joanna Johnson
Noreen Ayonayon
Cross Davision
Vanished_Henna 98
Savannah Stegall
Cofey
Mancell Jackson
DriveBye Tatz

Arizona Hip-Hop Festival 2017 takes place on Saturday, November 11, at Comerica Theatre. Tickets are $25 online and are also available from any of the participating artists.

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