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The Lincoln Park Music Festival in Newark, NJ onJuly 24, 2014

Images from Lincoln Park Music Festival
Images from Lincoln Park Music Festival
Lincoln Park Music Festival

Lincoln Park Music Festival recently welcomed, for the first time ever, AllHipHop.com and its very popular Breeding Ground emerging artist series to the Hip Hop Day stage on Sunday, July 27th, 2014. Hip Hop Day is one of LPMF’s most highly attended days and now, LPMF’s taking it to the next level with AllHipHop’s Breeding Ground.

The Breeding Ground section of AllHipHop.com was created to provide exposure for emerging or unsigned Hip-Hop artists. Featured artists have typically offered a number of aspects of excellence in the music game - quality music, buzz, and overall appeal and they have the potential to get signed to a major deal or have enough to garner national attention. The Breeding Ground Alumni includes Wiz Khailfa, Nicki Minaj, Skyzoo and many, many others all over the world. Performing at this year’s festival are Soul Khan, Audible Doctor, Jasiri X, and more!

For over 15 years, AllHipHop.com has become a valuable resource for Hip-Hop on the Internet, featuring daily news, interviews, reviews, multimedia, a vibrant community and other interesting content. "AllHipHop is straight up hype to be a part of the Lincoln Park Music Festival by bringing the Breeding Ground live to Newark for the first time” says Chuck Creekmur, CEO of AllHipHop.com. “We're going to serve up some of the best and brightest rising stars Hip-Hop has to offer. Buckle up!" The Breeding Ground will begin at 2:30pm and be hosted by Chuck Creekmur and SkyyHook, Breeding Ground editor.

Hip Hop Day’s late afternoon main stage will follow the Breeding Ground and is produced by Du Kelly (Lords of the Underground’s Do-It-All) of Newark based 211 Media Group, and will be hosted by hip hop icon Ed Lover and Sah B, with performances by DJ Cheese, Kazzie Pop and legends Brand Nubian among others while Hot 97’s DJ Wallah will keep the crowd jumping. More surprises to be announced!

Lincoln Park Music Festival is also proud to announce that, keeping in line with its community gardening, green jobs training and overall sustainability initiatives, the new Sustainability Village/Health & Wellness at LPMF. Village participants include Newark Beth Israel Hospital (Blood Pressure Testing, Glucose Screenings), City of Newark Child and Family Wellbeing (Mobile Unit onsite to do physical exams), St. Michael's Hospital (Mobile Unit to do HIV Screening and Prevention Education), and others. Panasonic will be offering incentives to those attendees who check in at various points in the Village and participate in a Healthy Lifestyle activity.

One partner, Covanta, will serve as our Official “Clean Team” Sponsor. Covanta is a world leader in providing sustainable waste and energy solutions. The Company's 45 Energy-from-Waste facilities provide communities and businesses around the world with environmentally sound solid waste disposal by using waste to generate clean, renewable energy. Covanta will work closely with Lincoln Park Cultural Coast District ensuring the park stays clean post-festival. “The primary focus of the Sustainable/Health and Wellness Village is to provide tools for empowerment through exposure, education, and integration,” says Keith DaCosta, organizer of Sustainability Village/ Health & Wellness. DaCosta continues “Attendees who complete 
the program can expect to leave with a basic appraisal of their health status. This provides an important building block in the foundation of adopting positive life style practices that lead to improved health outcomes. When we treat ourselves well, we are more confident, positive, and self-assured. Walk Tall!”

Sponsors on board include the City of Newark New Jersey, County of Essex, Greater Newark Convention Visitors Bureau (GNCVB), Panasonic, United Way of Essex and West Hudson, New Jersey State Council on the Arts (NJSCA), United Airlines, Island Records, Fedway, SEIU, NJPAC, Red Bull, PNC Bank, Investors Bank, City National Bank, Essex County College, Downtown Newark District, Hunt, Hamlin and Ridley Law Offices, Law Offices of Raymond Armour, Benefit Providers, Option One Realty, 211 Media Group, YOPAT, Brand Whisperer, FEMWORKS, LLC, Nestle Nutrition, Union Wear, Prestige Tours, 58 Park Place, Robert Treat Hotel, C.P Rising, LLC, and PSE&G. Sustainability/Health & Wellness Village partners include Panasonic, CP Rising, LLC, FEMWORKS, LLC, Newark Beth Israel Hospital, City of Newark Child and Family Wellbeing, Lucky VIII Films, St. Michael's Hospital, University Hospital, East Orange General Hospital, Covanta, Planned Parenthood of New Jersey, Health Republic Insurance Company, MZM Construction & Management, Mokojumbie Designs, Newark SAS, Independence, A Family of Services, NJ Clean Communities, Washington Park Commons, Glocally Newark, Newark Sustainability Office, City of Newark, Gridlink Systems, Essex County College Communications, City of Newark Recycling, Rutgers School of Nursing, Partnership for Children of Essex, Broadway House, Integrity House, Northfield Podiatry, and CityPlex 12.

Joining this year’s festival as media partners were WBLS, the Star-Ledger, Cablevision, Bleu Magazine and AllHipHop.com.