In huge summer hip hop news Brother Ali has been announced to play the first ever Do The Dam Thing hip hop festival August 11 at Bagnell Dam in Lake of the Ozarks. While Ali headlines the bill, with Blueprint — who made a couple of SGF stops in the early 2000s. The festival is presented by Big Paper Promotions and mid-Missouri’s Indyground Entertainment. A handful of Indyground artists spice the bill (Dallas, Steddy P, DJ Mahf, Brett Gretzky, more) and there will be a strong Springfield hip hop representation of Jah Roots, J-None and Trak Masta Tom. It’s an all ages event. Additional details coming.