Celebrity Grub

LL Cool J & Bun B Announce the First Ever All Hip Hop Food Court Experience

Photo: Rock The Bells

Notable hip hop festival Rock The Bells launched by LL COOL J is partnering with Houston-based rap legend and entrepreneur Bun B to bring an all new food experience.

“For the first time ever, I will be curating a hip hop food court at Rock The Bells Festival. Something that has never happened anywhere in the face of the world,” says Bun B. “For me it’s the food now.  I still make music. I still perform. But this is my passion and it still keeps me in the culture.”

Popping off on Saturday, August 6th at Forest Hills Stadium in Queens, New York, the Trill Mealz Food Court will offer a line-up of flavors from hip hop elite.

As the first ever all hip hop food court featured at a major music festival, vendors will include Nas, E-40, Ghostface Killah, Jadakiss & Styles P, Mia X, and of course, Bun B.

“Food and hip hop are both forms of entertainment and self expression,” said LL COOL J. “Food has always been a theme within hip hop and are uniquely connected. Hosting the Trill Mealz Food Court at the Rock The Bells Festival at hip hop’s birthplace of New York City allows us to really connect with the community and create a fully immersive way to experience hip hop”  

Classic recipes from the below vendors will be available to experience while you bob your head to this year’s Rock The Bells performers.

Tickets can be purchased here.

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Tupac’s Pop-Up Restaurant ‘Powamekka Café’ Hits Los Angeles for Limited-Time

Photo: Getty

Originally launched back in 2017 in New York City’s Lower East Side, Powamekka Café is a pop-up restaurant concept inspired by hip hop legend Tupac Shakur. 

The original iteration was housed in Sweet Chick, a restaurant owned by rapper Nas and partner John Seymour. It was conceived to celebrate Shakur’s induction to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

Starting today, westsiders curious to experience a taste of Tupac can visit its new location at Fixins Soul Kitchen in Downtown Los Angeles. Hungry fans can expect a menu featuring Pac’s comfort food favorites like fried chicken wings, gumbo and meatloaf.

Photo: Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for The Estate of Tupac Shakur

Originally envisioned while Tupac was alive, according to notes found by his family, Powamekka Café was a place he wanted people to “play and parlay.” The pop-up aligns with the Tupac-focused Wake Me When I’m Free museum experience which has been a popular attraction for Angelinos and is located across the street at The Canvas.

The Powamekka Café will be open for two weeks only, starting today through June 30. The restaurant’s hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday; 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday; and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday.