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Rap, EDM dominates Prime Music Festival's 2019 lineup


Time to restock your glitter and bandana collection because the Prime Music Festival is back and hotter than ever. Prime Social Group and MI Entertainment announced this year’s lineup Tuesday and say there is more on the way.

The two-day festival, Sept. 20-21 in Adado Riverfront Park, will feature artists covering a range of genres from hip-hop to EDM. The lineup features heavy bass beat makers.

Headlining for the hip-hop portion of the festival is the duo Rae Sremmurd. In 2015, the group became party playlist staples with its chart-topping singles “No Flex Zone” and “No Type” from its debut album, “SremmLife.” The brothers, Aaquil and Khalif Brown — who often get mistaken for one person — continued their ascension, releasing club bangers and producing for pop icons such as Kendrick Lamar, Beyoncé and Childish Gambino. Last May, Rae Sremmurd released “SR3MM,” a triple-album that includes one collaborative album as well as two EPs that exemplify the severed minds behind the project.

EDM fans will recognize RL Grime on the line-up. The 28-year-old is one of the biggest names in the industry, having collaborated with Skrillex, Ty Dolla $ign, Big Sean and Bauuer. The artist founded the label WeDidIt, which last year released a 15-track album, “NOVA,” featuring his signature moodiness and 808 drums plus a series of pop and R&B motifs. The electronic artist is spending the summer in a coveted residency at Wynn resort in Las Vegas with occasional shows throughout the U.S.

Another act, Tony Fresh, unofficially got his doctorate in chopping tracks after winning a contest by electronic music label Insomniac in 2013. The acclaim from the award and a series of viral hip-hop remixes resulted in his launching the Dr. Fresch brand and his debut self-titled EP.

This year, Fresh announced a new project, Prescription Records. The label released a nine-track compilation featuring BIJOU, French DJ Tony Romera and more.

The Prime Festival Michigan lineup, so far: DaBaby, Dr Fresch, GG Magree, Kid Quill, Lil Mosey, Mando, Rae Sremmurd, RL Grime, Valee, Whatchmefloat B2B Haundroid, What So Not, Whethan and hosted by Black Magic. Another announcement is expected in June.


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