This was the first story I did for the Banner when they began to republish. I liked it, something with some pop to come back with. I'm not the biggest fan of festivals like these because often the talent that takes the stage before the main event isn't that great or the headlining act doesn't even show up. That happened with Bow Wow earlier this year at Chez Vous skating rink.
However, unlike that debacle, the Peace Boston Hip Hop Festival not only showcased great local talent the headline act, 80s rap group Whodini, showed up early and did an extended set. I took a bunch of pictures and some video of the acts, many of which are posted in the following entries. Check out the local talent. People say that Boston doesn't have much to offer in the way of hip hop but I think that seriously underestimates the city.
TOUCH 106.1 FM helped emcee the event. DJ OC worked the turntables between acts and Courtney Boston kept the crowd motivated as prepped for Whodini. Whether it was freestyle rhymes, joking with DJ OC about Boston sports or hyping up the audience Apparently everyone loves Courtney B.