After an epic edition with Chance The Rapper final yr, the 2019 Castle Lite Unlocks is defying expectations by bringing hip hop lovers 2 nights of fun, crammed enjoyment, and lifestyle extravaganza at the TicketPro Dome, Johannesburg, later this month.
Packed with every component of the hip hop way of life as we realize it, from the electricity charged musical performances to the progressive avenue lifestyle presentations, gaming, international fashion collaborations, and strength-packed panel discussions, the competition kicks off on Monday, June 17, with a unique line up proposing the legendary US radio host, Sway Calloway, because the host of-of the poetry-packed Sway Cold Cyphers. Rapper Meek Mill (US), South African rappers AKA, Casper Nyovest, Youngsta CPT, Lay Lizzy, Nadia Nakai, Shane Eagle, Booty, and Moozlie will render musical performances at the day.
Day functions marvelous line-up led with the aid of US rapper Post Malone. The rapper, who went from being exceedingly unknown to clinching four Grammy nominations along with his sophomore album, Beerbongs & Bentleys, will carry out along his American home, rapper Tula Yahweh. Also, at the bill on the night time in South Africa’s favorite Ricky Rick, Rouge, and Nasty C.
Hip hop, shoes, and gaming; a match made in heaven
Hip hop and sneakers have had a symbiotic courting for many years, and this amassing will remind us just how the two cultures can not exist without one another. Showing how collaborations within hip-hop have extended beyond song, these yr organizers have put together precise partnerships with South African streetwear, GalxBoy, and US-based sneaker curator DM Customs, who’re setting collectively custom-made sneakers in particular for the show.
And what with the developing impact of hip hop on gaming, with NBA players and some of the biggest names inside the rap game along with Drake and Travis Scott trip themselves as Twitch’s Fortnite Battle Royale fanatics, and others inclusive of Sean “Diddy” Combs investing in the esports initiative, PlayVS? Then there’s Universal Music partnership with Luminosity Gaming to release a Gaming hip-hop playlist for gamers – clad in their Adidas-Kanye West Yeezy’s footwear, to name but some – to listen to at the same time as they play. All these and extra will shape part of the 2-day program.
“Our customers are at the center of our innovation, and we’re honored so that you can solidly make contributions to the Hip Hop subculture. Through strategic efforts, we have recognized the fee and boom that the brand has long passed through with and inside this dynamic subculture,” says Castle Lite emblem director Silke Bucker.
Tickets pricing and availability
Day 1, June 17: Limited Tickets to be had
Price: R250Time: 12:00
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