The Art of Rap – Ice-T, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, DJ Kevie Kev and DJ Boogie Black – Added to Sturgis Buffalo Chip Aug. 6 Concert Lineup as Snoop Dogg Cancels

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Multi-platinum artists join the Largest Music Festival in Motorcycling® on Aug. 6. Four legends of hip hop

Sturgis, SD (July 27, 2022): The Sturgis Buffalo Chip is thrilled to announce that the The Art of Rap, featuring legendary artists Ice-T, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, DJ Kevie Kev and DJ Boogie Black, have been added to perform on the legendary Wolfman Jack Stage. 

“It is with much disappointment that the Buffalo Chip has been advised that Snoop Dogg will not perform at this year’s Rally,” said Rod Woodruff, president of the Sturgis Buffalo Chip. “We were provided no information or excuse other than that Snoop was said to have decided that he would no longer do any touring and has canceled all appearances, including a European tour.” 

The Art of Rap is a traveling show that features the biggest names in hip-hop and R&B as well as top DJs and producers. On Aug. 6, the show brings a new level of hip-hop excellency to the Best Party Anywhere with artists boasting decades of hit songs with combined album sales totaling over 100 million.

“The party is going on in a big way thanks to the amazing legends that answered the call to come drop mesmerizing rhymes on everyone’s minds August 6,” said Daymon Woodruff – Sturgis Buffalo Chip EVP. “This level of hip-hop royalty is four payloads of once-in-a-lifetime-concert-experiences in one, and we’re going to have a best-party-anywhere of a time.”


Aug. 6

Platinum selling artist, songwriter and star of television and movies, Ice-T brings his larger-than-life presence to the Best Party Anywhere for the first time ever on Saturday, Aug. 6. With huge hits like “I’m Your Pusher,” “New Jack Hustler,” “O.G.” and more, Ice-T has been a household name of hip-hop royalty for over three decades. 

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony

Aug. 6

Regarded as the one of the greatest hip-hop acts of all time, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony bring timeless grooves like “Tha Crossroads,” “Foe Tha Love of $,” “I Tried,” and more to the Wolfman Jack main stage. Since turning the hip-hop world upside down with their debut in 1994, they’ve consistently released hit after hit and reached multiplatinum status with their 1999 album “E. 1999 Eternal.”

DJ Kevie Kev and DJ Boogie Black

Aug. 6

DJ Kevie Kev and DJ Boogie Black make their first appearance on the Wolfman Jack stage on Aug. 6 to kick off the Art of Rap evening. The charismatic DJ Boogie Black is the official host of the Art of Rap shows and DJ Kevie Kev keeps the beats rolling all show long as the official DJ of Art of Rap.

Saturday, Aug. 6 will see a jam-packed day of entertainment from Ice-T, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, DJ Kevie Kev, DJ Boogie Black, Buckcherry and Big Skillet, as well as a host of other entertainment and events such as Ultra4 Off-Road Racing, Gunfest, School’s Out Chopper Show, Wango Tango Custom Goldwing Show and more.

About the Sturgis Buffalo Chip 

The Sturgis Buffalo Chip® is the award-winning leader in music and motorcycle lifestyle experiences. Hailed as The Largest Music Festival in Motorcycling® and The Best Party Anywhere®, it has been the epicenter of the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally since its establishment in 1981. Every August, the Buffalo Chip brings together the world’s largest gathering of music and motorcycle fans, with visitors from all 50 states and over 20 countries. It remains one of the world’s most televised and longest-running independent music festivals. The Chip advances the Sturgis Rally by being home to the Sturgis Rally Information Center™ and the official sponsor of the Official Sturgis Rally Registration Program. More details are available at

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