Here's What You Missed at Broccoli City Festival 2019
Popularity reigned through the east coast as audience members traveled to attend the seventh annual Broccoli City Festival in its new Maryland location FedExField, hosting over 80,000 guests. As Broccoli City continues to grow into one of the most influential hip hop festivals, the organization manages to push their mission to educate urban communities about health and sustainability to the forefront. Crowds swarmed to taste refreshing fresh fruit smoothies, mouthwatering kale burgers, as well as grass fed chicken and flavorsome waffles, made by local vendors who uplift minorities and promote clean eating.
Broccoli City embodies the DMV’s unique taste for music with performances by go-go band New Impressionz, rapper Ade’ formally known as Phil Ade’, and Kelow LaTesha. Audience members screamed lyrics to City Girls’ “Act Up” and “Where the Bag At.” Lil Baby and Gunna performed individually and also as a duo to their club banger “Drip too Hard”. Holding it down for the R&B fans, Grammy award winner Ella Mai hit the fan’s favorite “Boo’d up”, and the energetic Teyana Taylor made the stage her own in addition to a touching video tribute for Lauren London and the late Nipsey Hussle. The much anticipated Lil’ Wayne, dressed head to toe in Gucci, flooded the festival with lyrics from Tha Carter era classics to recently released “Uproar” and “Mona Lisa”. Closing the show with “This is America”, Childish Gambino thanked his fans and ‘Chocolate City’–the unofficial nickname for DC for its strong black presence and culture.
Check out our photo diary above to see our favorite acts from the weekend.
Images courtesy of Chynna Keys
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