The Hangout Music Festival returns to Gulf Shores, Alabama this weekend running from May 17-19, with headlining acts Stevie Wonder, Kings of Leon and Tom Petty, but there are also a few shows that dedicated hip-hop heads need to catch, including Kendrick Lamar and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis.
Kendrick Lamar: hip-hop’s golden child will be hitting the stage on Saturday, giving fans a chance to hear singles from his critically acclaimed major label debut good kid, m.A.A.d city. The album has been fueled by singles like “Swimming Pools, “Poetic Justice” featuring Drake, and even “Bitch Don’t Kill My Vibe,” which recently got a remix verse from Jay-Z. K. Dot even took the time to eulogize the drug molly in his recent video for the song, never ceasing to blow our minds. (Set time: 6:00pm on Saturday, May 18).
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis: Fresh off a showstopping performance at the MTV Movie Awards, the Seattle duo are ready to storm the South. Their current single “Can’t Hold Us” is already double Platinum, following the monster hit “Thrift Shop” which was about four times Platinum the last time we checked. Macklemore is known for his energetic shows and we have a feeling he’s gonna have a grand ol’ time in beautiful Gulf Shores. (Set time: 6:15pm on Friday, May 17).
The Roots: We’re still trying to figure out what’s up with the title of The Roots’ new album & Then You Shoot Your Cousin (yea, you read that correctly) but maybe they’ll drop some hints, or even perform some new tracks when they hit the stage this weekend. (Set time: 4:45pm on Saturday, May 18)
Public Enemy: The legendary group was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame earlier this year, and luckily enough you can still catch them live these days. (Set time: 1:30pm on Saturday, May 18)
MTV, VH1 and CMT will be on the ground at Hangout 2013, bringing you all the latest news, interviews, performances and more from the Shores. If you’re not able to be there, be sure to check in and watch live streaming performances all weekend.