The incredible hardcore hip hop group Onyx and the regional trap queen Senidah are joining the legendary rap ensemble Wu-Tang Clan, along with a brilliant international and regional crew, for the fiercest rhymes at the festival! On Saturday, July 8, a powerful all-female program will take over the Gorki List Main Stage, featuring Senidah, Mimi Mercedez, Sajsi MC, and Kejt. Powerful women from the hip-hop world will conquer the stage as their voices grow stronger.
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Sunday, July 9, at the Fortress, is reserved for the absolute gods of rap, Wu-Tang Clan, whose performance will be a real treat for all hip-hop fans. Along with celebrating the 50th birthday of the entire culture, Wu-Tang will mark a significant anniversary of their own – 30 years since the release of their debut album “Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers),” with which they burst onto the scene and forever changed it. Before that, the Fortress will resound with a #Blackout30 Showcase led by giants from the New York hip hop scene, Onyx, followed by the founder of the Blackout hip hop community Phat Phillie, Bolesna Braća, Prti Bee Gee, Smoke Mardeljano, Ajs Nigrutin, and Bege Fank. Sunday at Exit is also reserved for a meeting of international, regional, and local artists of different generations, where the Russian hip hop duo Aigel, Fox & Surreal, Tam, Macha Ravel, Micka Lifa, and Thicc Boi will exchange microphones in a unique EXIT Gang Main Stage Takeover.
Saturday at EXIT is reserved for a fierce all-female lineup on the Gorki List Main Stage, featuring the absolute queen of the regional music scene, who has skillfully played with genres and set new standards in the music industry for years – Senidah, a rap veteran of the local scene Sajsi MC, determined and loud hip-hop artist Mimi Mercedez, as well as the young and prospective singer who boldly strides the Montenegrin music scene – Kejt. Women in hip-hop have shattered stereotypes, rising as powerful voices and forces of creativity, challenging norms, and leaving an indelible mark on the culture with their fierce talent that is impossible to ignore. They have fearlessly carved out their paths, inspiring generations to embrace their power and authenticity. For personal reasons, punk rap diva Rico Nasty canceled her performance at EXIT on Saturday.
Along with the unrivaled Wu-Tang Clan, the grand celebration of 50 years of hip-hop will be made even fiercer and dirtier by New York hardcore hip-hop veterans Onyx, who join the authentic #Blackout30 showcase. Best known for their 1993 platinum hit single, “Slam,” which The Source magazine described as the song that introduced the art of slam dancing into hip hop, they bring the unique spirit of Long Island and Queens to the Fortress. The song “The Worst,” which Onyx recorded with Wu-Tang Clan, is an absolute classic and a meeting of two legendary sides of the same city.
Onyx belong to the golden generation of rappers. For that reason, they are a perfect choice for a showcase in which they will perform alongside regional veterans Phat Phillie, Bolesna Braća, Prti Bee Gee, Smoke Mardeljano, Ajs Nigrutin, and Bege Fank. This showcase at Exit will mark the 30th anniversary of the influential regional hip-hop community Blackout, and the fierce program will provide a prelude to the performance of the gods of rap, the Wu-Tang Clan. Before the old guard shakes up the entire festival, the stage will be taken over by Belgrade rapper Njezz, whose rhymes will be an ideal cue for an evening filled with authentic hip-hop action.
On Sunday, the Gorki List Main Stage at Exit will also host different generations of rappers in a unique EXIT Gang Main Stage Takeover. The stage will see a face-off by the Russian electro hip-hop duo Aigel alongside domestic and regional representatives of the old school and the new wave, including Fox & Surreal, Tam, Macha Ravel, and Micka Lifa, supported by DJ Thicc Boi. EXIT Gang will bring raw and powerful stories, rhymes, and beats from the streets of the entire Balkans to the festival’s largest stage, demonstrating that hip-hop is forever young.
Also joining Exit’s fierce Gang are the young rapper 2Soma and the fantastic Zevin, who will perform on the Gang Beats stage. The rest of the lineup includes previously announced representatives of the regional and local scene, including Bigru & Paja Kratak, Cunami Flo, FTP, Gerum, AV47, Bejbi Motorola & Thea, Bekfleš, Faberge x Kza, Jymenik x Mlada Beba, RNB Confusion Soundsystem w. DJ Turk & Zembo Latifa, Rođeni, Viking Krew, Zee, Matej Foltz x Young Dadi, Big Drip, Fam, Fich, Keyri, Kultura, Purpose, and Sarchy. Also performing at the festival are the fantastic Z++, 30zona, Crni Cerak & Lacku, Kene Beri & Spejs Noksi, Hiljson Mandela, Bore Balboa, Kendi, Ognjen, Grše, Ružno Pače, Yung Bude, Podočnjaci, Dino Blunt, TTM and 2xŠihta.
The celebration of 50 years of hip-hop culture will be a monumental event that will bring together generations of artists, enthusiasts, and fans at EXIT, showcasing the enduring influence of this music genre and the entire culture. Pioneers and newcomers alike will unite to pay homage to the rich heritage of the hip-hop movement with their performances, interpretations of this genre, and unique stories told through bold, loud, gritty, and irresistible lyrics and beats.
From July 6 to 9, the EXIT Universe, supported by Gorki List, will host the leaders of the world’s most in-demand tour, The Prodigy, Grammy record holder Skrillex, as well as Eric Prydz, Nina Kraviz, Amelie Lens, Indira Paganotto, Alesso, Viagra Boys, Epica, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Chase & Status, Sofi Tukker, LF System, Mahmut Orhan, Burak Yeter, Claptone, Keinemusik, Hot Since 82, CamelPhat, Ben Böhmer live, Agents Of Time live, Mind Against, Ignite, Wolfbrigade, Midnight, Cockney Rejects, Exciter, Massacre, The Toasters, Dry Cleaning, and many others.
Tickets are available here.