Overcast Hip Hop Fest
This weekend marks the debut of a new Cincinnati Hip Hop festival, Overcast, which goes down Friday and Saturday at Northsides Urban Artifact. One of the top-of-the-poster performers at Overcast is Cincinnati Hip Hop legend Mr. Dibbs. Along with Eyenine and Dope KNife, Dibbs is joined at the top of the Overcast poster by Columbus, Ohios Blueprint. The rest of the Overcast lineup is heavy on local Hip Hop artists. Greater Cincinnati performers include Raised x Wolves, Sons of Silverton, Eugenius, Audley, Xzela & Luna Bruja, Haskell, Trademark Aaron, Devin Burgess, Evolve and Triiibe, among many others. The fest will also feature plenty of non-locals, like Nashvilles Spoken Nerd, Milwaukees Taiyamo Denku, Phillys ialive and Columbus Hafrican and Happy Tooth & Dug.
8 p.m. Friday; 3 p.m. Saturday. $20 single day; $30 two-day. Urban Artifact, 1660 Blue Rock St., Northside, facebook.com/overcastfest.
Photo: Blueprint (left) and Mr. Dibbs