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Busta Rhymes to headline SOLE DXB

Sole DXB, the region's youth and contemporary culture festival, commemorates 50 years of Hip Hop with an incredible line up of regional and international artists, featuring some of the genre's most iconic figures.

Legendary American rapper, singer, songwriter and record producer, Busta Rhymes, will be headlining the festival on Sunday 10 December. Rhymes in known as a pioneer in Hip Hop since the 80s, whose discography includes records with Janet Jackson, Mariah Carey and Lil Wayne.

Joining the Sole DXB lineup on Saturday 9 December will be Jadakiss, who is set to make his UAE debut on the festival’s main stage, in addition to Tobe Nwigwe and Big Daddy Kane. Sudanese American ODDISEE who is known for merging elements of jazz, funk, and go-go into his hip-hop rooted production will be performing, as well as DJ Shadow. Also gracing the main stage is Nadine El Roubi, a Sudanese singer, songwriter, and rapper based in Cairo.

On Sunday 10 December, Sampa the Great, and Syrian American rapper and spoken word poet Omar Offendum will join the festival’s lineup.

This year also brings UAE Mixtape, a showcase of the region’s rap artists including; The Recipe, Tac, Tayeb Santo, A’Y, Maxi Zee and Moh Flow, hosted by Mazzi of Def Jam.

Sole DXB will be the opening event of the Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) 29th edition.

Tickets are available through Platinumlist Tickets, and