Smokin Grooves


Jun 16, 2018 – 12:00 PM

1126 Queens Highway
Long Beach, CA 90802 Map

  • The Roots
  • Miguel
  • Busta Rhymes
  • Yasiin Bey
  • NxWorries
  • Masego
  • Omarion
  • Erykah Badu
  • Jhene Aiko
  • Thundercat
  • Les Nubians
  • Sa-Ra
  • JMSN
  • H.E.R.
  • Dvsn
  • madlib

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$99.00 - $200.00
The Roots: While most modern hip hop acts have shied away from playing actual instruments, The Roots have made a hugely successful career out of it. Their unique brand of hip hop and soul with a full band (including horn section) has led to sold-out tour dates and four Grammys. In addition to their own acclaimed albums, The Roots have also participated in acclaimed collaborations with artists like John Legend, Erykah Badu, and Duffy. As The Roots continue to evolve and grow, nothing seems too out of the ordinary for this groundbreaking hip hop collective.

The Roots was formed in 1987 by vocalist Black Thought and drummer Questlove while they were friends in high school. The duo began performing around Philadelphia and New York City, gathering a line-up of musicians that would change frequently throughout the band's career; including beatboxer Rahzel. After gathering a following of both hip hop and alternative fans with strategic tour dates, The Roots roared onto the mainstream with the release of Things Fall Apart in 1999. The album quickly went gold and won The Roots their first Grammy that year, and was followed by a performance at Woodstock '99. The Roots' political and social commentary began to grow stronger and stronger beginning with Game Theory in 2006 and continued on their next few albums.

The Roots album, Wake Up!, combined the group's increasing social commentary with the smooth R&B sounds of John Legend; an undeniably winning combination. After a collaborative album with Betty Wright, The Roots released their 13th album, Undun. The record was a concept album, following a man named Redford Stephens who's seduced by a life of crime. After a collaboration with Elvis Costello, the band released ...And Then You Shoot Your Cousin, which satirically dealt with the subject at violence in America.

Miguel: Miguel Jontel Pimentel was born in the San Pedro neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. He is one of two sons born to a Mexican father and an African american mother. Miguel's parents divorced when he was eight years old. At a young age, Miguel listened to classic rock, hip hop, funk and rhythm and blues. At age 13, he began pursuing a career in music.

Miguel cites musicians Prince, David Bowie, Jimi Hendrix, Freddie Mercury, Phil Collins, Donny Hathaway, The Notorious B.I.G. and Kanye West, as well as the band Queen as his influences, in addition to expressing his admiration for Stevie Wonder, John Lennon and Diane Warren. Miguel revealed his desire to have worked with James Brown, whom he considers the "last innovator for me when it comes to soul". In addition to singing, Miguel also plays the guitar. He incorporates R&B, funk, hip hop, rock and electronic into his music. Miguel described his sound as "nostalgic in a sense that it's familiar... it's shocking, edgy, energizing". In an interview with Paper magazine, he regarded his music as "fly, funkadelic" and "intergalactic-hip-hop-meets-sexy-orgasmic crazy."

After making his contribution to Usher's Raymond v. Raymond in 2010, Miguel released his debut single titled "All I Want Is You", which features J. Cole and was produced by Salaam Remi. It is the lead single from his debut album of the same title.

Busta Rhymes: If being Christened by Chuck D of Public Enemy as "Busta Rhymes" wasn't an omen enough; Bus-a-Bus aka Busta Rhymes became a rap superstar as a teenager when he formed the Leaders of the New School in 1989. After two albums, Busta Rhymes split and went solo. Since his debut, The Coming in 1996, Busta Rhymes has been one of Rap's most consistent hit-makers and lyricists. Currently on tour, Busta Rhyme's concert schedule (2011) has the rapper performing at select venues throughout 2011. Use Eventful as your source for Busta Rhymes tour dates and venue information.

The New York native took rap by storm with his debut solo single "Whoo Hah!! Got You All in Check" which propelled sales of his album to Platinum status. Busta returned in 1997 with When Disaster Strikes, which featured the wild and crazy video single "Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Can See". During an era filled with rap violence, Busta Rhymes emerged with more creative rhymes and an eclectic style. He closed out the decade with E.L.E. which featured the hit duet with Janet Jackson, "What's It Gonna Be", which is one of his highest charting singles to-date.

Busta Rhymes continued to record through the new millennium. Busta hit a mile stone in 2006 with the release of The Big Bang, which earned him his first #1 album. Busta Rhymes is currently in the studio working on his ninth studio album, E.L.E. 2, which is scheduled for release in 2011. In the meantime, you can hear Busta on the hit Chris Brown track "Look At Me Now". Busta Rhymes tour dates are currently scheduled throughout the US this 2011. Stay on top of Busta Rhymes concert schedule (2011) using Eventful as your source for Busta Rhymes tour dates and venue information.

Yasiin Bey: i was born in brooklyn new york in 1973. ive been working professionally as artist for nearly 20 years. ive been very blessed to work with some of the worlds brightest talents and many of my personal heroes.thus far ive been nominated for 2 grammys,a golden globe,an emmy,and a source award among others. i was awarded a peabody award for my work on the hbo series "def poetry" and won an obie award for the suzan lori parks play"fucking A". i was on broadway in another suzan lori play "topdog underdog" w/ my man jeffrey wright and directed by my other man george C. "big daddy" wolfe in 2002. the play won the pulitzer prize that year. we performed it in london the following year. im proud to have been apart of it. ive done work in film and television as well w/ folks like bill cosby and the late great nell carter to name a few. like i said ive been blessed and im grateful. mashaallah. i just wanna say i appreciate all the love and good vibrations that folks have been sendin my way thru the years on this particular journey and im wishin you all peace love and power in your own journey as well. the elders say "love em all,trust a few,and fear none"....thats love. peace.

NxWorries: NxWorries is the collaborative name of producer Knxwledge and rapper Anderson .Paak. The duo released their debut EP, Link Up & Suede, in early 2015. The album featured the hit single "Suede", which became a viral hit upon its release. The duo's debut LP, Yes Lawd, was released in 2016.

Omarion: Omarion released his debut album, O. It debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200, eventually going platinum. The album included the relatively successful song "O". That same year, he was featured on Bow Wow's hit song "Let Me Hold You". The song reached #4 of the Billboard 100, becoming Omarion's first top-ten single as a solo artist.

In December of 2006, Omarion released his second album, 21, named for his age at the time he recorded it (though he turned 22 before the CD was released.) "Entourage", the first single, reached only #58 on the Hot 100. The video featured former B2K bandmate Lil' Fizz. Omarion and Chris B stoke founded 2MuchThey are singed on O record label.

Omarion has toured with Ciara, Young Joc, Neyo, Usher, Lloyd, Mario (singer), Pretty Ricky, Jibbs, and many other singers and rappers. The second single, "Ice Box", produced by Timbaland, is has gained significant radio airplay and has become his biggest single to date, peaking at #12 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. A remix featuring Tah'Burner can be heard here. There is also an Official Remix feating Usher as well as a DJ White Owl mix featuring Usher & Fabolous. Omarion has confirmed that Beg For It will be his next single off his album 21.

Erykah Badu: Erykah Badu ushered in a new era of soul music in the mid-90s with her earthy vocals and funky beats for which she has been dubbed the "Queen of Neo-Soul". Since debuting in 1997 with her hit single "On & On", Erykah Badu has toured relentlessly, acted, and released several more Platinum records. Erykah Badu tour dates are currently scheduled internationally and she will be stopping by a venue near you. Don't miss a date on the Erykah Badu concert schedule (2011); Use Eventful for info on Erykah Badu tour dates and venues.

Badu released her debut album, Baduzim, in 1997 and scored several R&B hits including "On & On", which won a Grammy in 1998. Badu won another Grammy in 1999 for her collaboration with The Roots on the hauntingly beautiful track "You Got Me". Badu returned in 2000 with Mama's Gun and hit road on the Frustrated Artist Tour, an allusion to the fact that she was suffering from a bout of writer's block. The lack of creativity was short-lived, however, and Badu returned in 2003 with the upbeat Worldwide Underground album which reached #3 on the Billboard 200. Badu embarked on the Worldwide Underground Tour which culminated in an era of productivity for Badu.

In 2007, Badu released New Amerykah Part One (4th World War) and in 2010 she released New Amerykah part Two (Return of the Ankh). In addition to her musical output, Badu is an activist who started the charity, Beautiful Love Incorporated No Profit Development (B.L.I.N.D.), which offers art and culture services to inner-city youth. Join Erykah Badu as she tours the world this 2011. Stay on top of Erykah Badu tour dates and concert schedule information and use Eventful as your concert calendar.

Les Nubians: Founded by two sisters from Bordeaux, France, inspired by the conscious rap of Public Enemy, De La Soul, and Arrested Development as well as the smoother but no less exhilarating sounds of Soul II Soul and Des'ree, Les Nubians are a new breed of Afropean-styled hip-hop.

PHONY PPL: ....PHONY PPL - a teenage group that seamlessly mixes hip-hop with rock, and jazz elements deliver a fresh and professional sound. Captivating live shows and a strong YouTube presence earned them a diverse spectrum of performance opportunities, from different high school "battle of the band's" type events, to sharing the stage with hip-hop pioneers.MYSPACE.COM/PHONYPPL....


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JMSN: Christian Berishaj, better known by his stage name JMSN (pronounced Jameson), is an American singer-songwriter and record producer from Eastpointe, Michigan. Also a multi-instrumentalist, music engineer and mixer, JMSN's debut album Priscilla, was released in 2012. He wrote and produced the album by himself, as well as directed the music videos accompanying its release. Berishaj has listed Prince, Phil Collins, Fiona Apple, Radiohead, Hatiras, and Boys Noize as influences on his music Label: White Room Records (Source: Wikipedia)

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