Scarface, Bun B, Mysikal and Juvenile To Headline Boom 94.5-FM's Classic Hip-Hop Festival.
While was some debate back in November over which of Dallas' two then-new classic hip-hop stations was the best, there's no question now as to which of the two took the experiment more seriously. After all, just a couple weeks after making the switch, HOT 93.3-FM flipped once again to a more current playlist, while Boom 94.5-FM held pat with its steady string of once-an-hour Salt-N-Pepa spins.
Now, with its classic hip-hop rival properly vanquished, Boom 94.5's announced its next big play at becoming a serious contender in the DFW radio market: On Saturday, May 2, in Fair Park, the station will host a classic hip-hop meets zydeco and blues festival.
That's something of a strange combination on paper — but, whatever, there's some pretty heady names playing this one. At the top of the bill are names including Scarface, Bun B, Juvenile and Mystikal. (Mystikal in particular has been making something of a comeback of late with help from Mark Ronson.)
Rounding out the bill are Zydeco outfits Step Rideau & The Zydeco Outlaws and Brian Jack & The Zydeco Gamblers, southern soul singers Mel Waiters and Sir Charles Jones, comedian Mr. Entertainment and jazz musician Don Diego.
It's a diverse lot, to be sure, but one that'll make more sense, we presume, when Cajun-themed vendors and soul food stands fill out the Fair Grounds. Tickets, which will run $25 in advance and $30 the day of, are currently on sale here.