Lil Kim To Go To The Apollo Theater For Harlem Festival CultureConcert

Lil Kim To Go To The Apollo Theater For Harlem Festival CultureConcert ...

Lil' Kim is scheduled to perform a concert at the Apollo Theater in Harlem in July 2023, as part of the Harlem Festival of Culture. The Brooklynite will perform the Jump Off on Thursday (Jan. 26), which will serve as a primer for the HFC in July 2023.

Kim talked about her January performance and expressed her delight that she would invite other guests to join her at the legendary music hall for the spectacular event.

"It's going to be a night to remember to help kick off the Harlem Festival of Culture's road to the festival with some of my special friends," Lil' Kim said in a statement. "Apollo was like my backyard; I played there so much and every time it was always love."

Yvonne McNair, Harlem Festival of Culture's co-founder and technical and talent producer, spoke out about the Jump Off and the upcoming summer festival, stating that it is a celebration of the "Black Diaspora's cultural contributions in music, art, fashion, and entertainment."

"We realized that this would be a landmark year for hip-hop, and we knew that our first major event would be centered around hip-hop and R&B," said the pair. "One of HFC's objectives is to recognize and preserve the cultural contributions of the Black Diaspora in music, media, art, and entertainment.

"Hip-hop culture has impacted every single segment of society, and there is no artist that better demonstrates its far-reaching impact than Lil' Kim." "We're so excited that Kim will help us curate the evening to bring a complete, one-of-a-kind music experience to audiences in the city where it all began."

Lil' Kim, born Kimberly Denise Jones, will perform a laundry list of hits, including "No Time," "Not Tonight (Ladies Night Remix)," and "Crush on You."

The names of Jones' Hip-Hop friends who will perform on the stage for the Jump Off concert will be revealed closer to the show's date.

The present HFC version was inspired by the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival featured in Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson's Oscar-winning Summer of Soul (...Or When the Revolution Couldn't Be Televised).

The Infiniti-sponsored performance in January will mark the venue's 89th anniversary, while the HFC's partnership with the Apollo will be also commemorated in July.

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