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Summertime in the LBC

Saturday

Jul 7, 2018 – 12:00 PM

1126 Queens Highway
Long Beach, CA 90802 Map

  • Snoop Dogg
  • Ice Cube
  • Isley brothers
  • Ja Rule
  • Ashanti
  • Method Man
  • Redman
  • E-40
  • The Dramatics
  • Suga Free
  • DJ Quik
  • Tha Dogg Pound
  • Amanda Perez
  • Mack 10
  • Midnight Star

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$85.00 - $200.00
Snoop Dogg: While he's toned down his interactions with the law in recent years, no rapper with such a violent and illicit past has made as much of himself as Snoop Dogg. Snoop became one of the idols of West Coast rap in the early 90s, mixing a sultry smooth voice with hard and cutthroat lyrics. Since his debut in 1993, Snoop has been steadily recording albums every couple of years and performs on tour dates that are still attended by huge crowds. His latest album, Doggumentary, is a sequel to his first album, Doggystyle, and a prime example of how Snoop hasn't forgotten his roots after all these years.

During his youth, Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr., began singing in the choir at the local baptist church, eventually starting to rap in the sixth grade. Snoop attended Long Beach Polytechnic High School and was a member of the Rollin' 20 Crips. In his free time, Snoop began recording freestyle sessions with his friend Warren G and his cousin Nate Dogg. Snoop Dogg's freestyle over En Vogue's "Hold On" was heard by Dr. Dre at a party and Snoop was invited to the studio for an audition. Snoop began his commercial career with appearances on Dr. Dre's debut solo album, The Chronic, and on the single "Nuthin' but a 'G' Thang". Hype for Snoop's debut 1993 album was increased by the success of Dr. Dre's solo album and Snoop Dogg's own murder charges; Doggystyle ended up going four times platinum after just a year and sold more copies than The Chronic.

Snoog Dogg's newfound status as a rap star led to a series of tour dates and further spread the word about the LBC rapper. Snoop Dogg's follow-up album, The Doggfather, was released in 1996, shortly after Dr. Dre left Death Row Records. The album was produced largely by DJ Pooh and Daz Dillinger, and featured a slower, softer sound than Snoop's previous G-funk sound. Growing tired of Suge Knight and Death Row, Snoop opted to sign with Master P's label, No Limit Records, in 1998 and released his next three albums with the label. Snoop's music radically evolved in 2002 with Paid tha Cost to Be da Boss, which showed the dissolution of his gangsta image and sound and the birth of his pimp image and smoother sound. This era also saw Snoop Dogg playing concert dates to stadiums full of people, further cementing his status as a mainstream icon.

Ice Cube: Ice Cube started a rap revolution as a teenager when his rap group, N.W.A., took the world by storm with Straight Outta Compton, in 1988. After embarking on a solo career, Ice Cube has become a Platinum recording star and one of Hollywood's most in-demand actors and producers. He launched an even more successful movie career at the turn of the millennium and continues to rap, record, and produce. Currently on the road, Ice Cube tour dates are scheduled throughout 2011. Don't miss a date on the Ice Cube concert calendar (2011); Use Eventful as your source for Ice Cube tour dates and venue information.

Born in the gritty area of South Central, Ice Cube and N.W.A. caused a stir in the late '80s with their description of Compton life. In 1989, Ice Cube embarked on a solo career and released his Platinum debut in 1990. In the mid-90s, Ice Cube formed the rap supergroup, Westside Connection, with Mack 10 and WC. In 1991, Ice Cube plunged into an acting career after being asked by John Singleton to star in Boyz n the Hood, which chronicled a life similar to Ice Cube's own upbringing. The hit film spurred further movie roles with Ice Cube becoming a Hollywood titan. He wrote and produced the hit film, Friday, and its various sequels.

In total, Ice Cube has sold over ten million albums, recorded nine studio efforts, and starred in over twenty hit films. As a writer/producer he is responsible for the Friday, Barbershop, and Are We There Yet?, francishes. Ice Cube is truly "America's Most Wanted", in terms of his Hollywood cache. Upcoming projects include his starring role in the film, 21 Jump Street and Last Friday, both scheduled for release in 2012. In the meantime, you can catch Ice Cube on the road. He is currently promoting his latest album, I Am The West, which was released in 2010. Ice Cube tour dates are currently scheduled across the nation throughout 2011. Don't miss a date on the Ice Cube concert schedule (2011); Use Eventful as your source for Ice Cube tour dates and venue information.

Ja Rule: http://www.myspace.com/jarule sign to murder inc

Ashanti: Grammy-winner ASHANTI has been a trailblazer and role model for the new breed of multi-talented young artists since her 2001 chart debut as a featured artist on the No. 1 Ja Rule single “Always on Time.” She made history at the 2002 release of her first album Ashanti, which entered at No. 1 nationally, and sold 504,593 in its first week, granting her a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records. In the same week, she held the No. 1 and No. 2 singles in the Billboard Hot 100, with her self-written solo single “Foolish” and her collaboration with Fat Joe, “What’s Luv?” and with “Always on Time,” became the only artist since The Beatles to have her first three singles charting in the Top 10 simultaneously. Ashanti also co-wrote a fourth song in the same week’s Top 10, Jennifer Lopez’ “Ain’t It Funny.”

Method Man: Method Man has emerged as one of Hip-Hop's premier rappers and actors. After breaking out with the rap collective, Wu-Tang Clan, Method Man has released Platinum albums, starred in movies, and has even won a Grammy Award. Method Man is currently in the studio working on his fifth solo album, The Crystal Meth, due out in 2012. Method Man tour dates have been scheduled periodically at various venues throughout the nation this 2011. Don't miss a date on the Method Man concert schedule (2011); Use Eventful as your source for Method Man tour dates and venue information.

As an original member of Wu-Tang Clan, Method Man achieved multi-Platinum success. However, his solo career was equally blazing throughout the '90s. His debut album, Tical, was released in 1994 and featured the hit single "All I Need" featuring the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul - Mary J. Blige. The single propelled album sales to Platinum status and earned Method Man a Grammy Award. In 1997, Method rejoined Wu-Tang to release Wu Tang Forever, which has sold over eight million copies since its release. In 1998, Method Man released his sophomore set, Tical 2000: Judgement Day, and toured with Jay-Z on the Hard Knock Life Tour, to promote his various projects.

In addition to his collaboration with Wu-Tang, Method Man is one-half of a duo with Redman. Together, they have released two albums and will release their third effort, Blackout! 3, in 2011. The duo have appeared in various film and TV projects including the hit comedy How High. Method Man is a Hip-Hop legend with Platinum plaques and hit singles to his credit. He refined the game and still managed to bring the message of the streets to the mainstream. Stay on top of this legend's concert schedule (2011); Use Eventful as your source for Method Man tour dates and venue information.

Redman: As one-half of Method Man & Redman, Reginald "Reggie" Noble has been one of rap's hardest hitting lyricists and comedic actors. Redman emerged on the rap scene in 1990 with his featured performance on EPMD's Business as Usual. Since then, Redman has released over a dozen albums, appeared in as nearly as many films, and has been nominated for two Grammy Awards. Redman will release his latest studio album in 2011 and embark on a promotional tour. Don't miss a date on the Redman concert schedule (2011); Use Eventful as your source for Redman tour dates and venue information.

The Newark, New Jersey native released his debut album, Whut? Thee Album, in 1992. The rapper wowed crowds and critics alike with cleverly comical lyrics and raw beats. Redman prolifically released album after album throughout the decade including albums with rap supergroup Def Squad and his partner in crime, Method Man. The duo even appeared in movies together including How High. Redman was also featured on Christina Aguilera's international smash single "Dirrty", for which they were nominated for a Grammy in 2003.

Redman will release his eighth solo album, Muddy Waters 2, this 2011 as well as his third collabo album with Method Man, Blackout! 3. While we wait in anticipation for these albums to drop, you can catch Redman on tour throughout 2011. Don't miss a date on one of rap's iconic performers. Use Eventful as your source for Redman tour dates and venue information.

E-40: The term “legend” is not loosely thrown around in hip-hip and for good reason. There are not many rappers that fit the bill. But E-40, “The Ambassador of the Bay,” is one that definitely does. After 12 albums and 15 years, three gold and one platinum album (one with his group The Click) 40 Water is ready to unleash his patented slang and unforgettable flow to a new generation of fans with his debut album for BME Recordings/Sik Wid It/Reprise, My Ghetto Report Card.

It’s no secret why 40 has remained current, he stays on top of the streets, “I stays woke. “I like to put a new twist to what I do,” says 40. “Every now and then you got to reinvent yourself by getting with these young cats, that way I stay fresh in the game. That’s the secret to my longevity.”

With his latest album My Ghetto Report Card, E-40 once again re-invents himself by introducing the nation to a movement that has been bubbling in his native Bay Area for the past few years - Hyphy. Like Crunk in Atlanta or Screw Music in Houston, Hyphy music is the sonic component of the new Bay Area youth culture.

The energy of the youth created a power so strong that the music coming out of the bay was forced to follow suit, giving the streets a soundtrack to the movement. Hyphy has a dance component, where dancers compete with each other for dominance of the crowd – as displayed by the award-winning Bay Area dance group, The Animaniaks, in E-40’s hit video “Tell Me When To Go.” This ultra-intense form of freestyle dancing is called going dumb. The customary fashion for Hyphy is jeans, white tees, dreads and big sunglasses called “stunna shades.”

Another major component of Hyphy is the car culture. The ride of choice right now in the Bay is the scraper, the classic 4-door American sedan (Buick LaSabres, Park Avenues, et al) with a hood twist. A pimped out scraper is not complete without colored tint, whistling pipes, oversized rims or spinning hubcaps and a stereo system powerful enough to knock pictures off the wall. It’s not just about how the car looks though, being able to gas, brake and dip, do figure 8’s, donuts and ghost ride the whip (driving a car hanging out the door making it appear as if the car is driving itself) is a major part of just how Hyphy Bay youth get.

DJ Quik: THIS IS THE REAL DJ QUIK FROM COMPTON CALIFORNIA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! When rap music first emerged in the mid 1970s, it connected with listeners immediately by addressing all aspects of urban life with its unique freedom of self-expression. As the music evolved into a global cultural force, at least one rap icon remains true to the music's heritage. That man is DJ Quik. With four gold and platinum albums and production work with 2Pac, Jay-Z, Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre to his credit, DJ Quik stands as one of hip-hop's most consistent artists and musicians. To his credit he has over 100 million soundscanned recordings! Since debuting in the early 1990s as a talented rapper, producer and talent scout, he has four albums that have been certified either gold or platinum, and a production resume that includes acclaimed work with Jay-Z, Snoop Dogg, Tony! Toni! Tone!, Janet Jackson, Rick James, Chingy, Ludacris, and 8 Ball & MJG, among many others. But as DJ Quik became one of the West Coast rap scene's most revered figures, he was riddled with a series of personal and professional setbacks, including the passings of several friends and a number of disappointing business ventures with recent and long-time associates. Nevertheless he continues to LIVE to please his fans, NO MATTER WHAT!!!

Mack 10:

Mack 10 Biography Artist Name: MACK 10 Date of Birth: August 9 1971 Place of Birth: Inglewood, California USA An Inglewood rapper discovered by Ice Cube, Mack 10 debuted on Priority with a self-titled debut album that went gold thanks to the single "Foe Life." Mack 10 appeared with Ice Cube and W.C. in the 1996 all-star side project Westside Connection, and formed his own production company, Mack One-O, which signed the acts Allfrumtha-I and the Comrads. His second album Based on a True Story reached the Top 20 and also went gold. Mack 10 officially stepped out of Icecubes shadow with his 3rd LP "The Recipe," which dropped on his own label Hoo Bangin Records. "Now I got the attitude to where I got to make opportunities for myself," Mack says, noting that spoiling his son and daughter requires a continuous and lucrative cash flow. Mack 10 is not one demensional and admits that he buys everyones music from Big Pun, to Foxy Brown, to JD. When asked about The Westside Connection he says, "The Westside Connection was a stage in my career that I had to go through." And even though Mack 10 has stepped out of Icecubes shadow he does credit cube with his work ethic and putting him on, but Mack 10 is in it to win it, so just realize if you try to stick it to Mack 10 on wax he can rip you apart. Along with his own records and record company, he also has a joint venture with Icecube, "Westsiiiiide Design," a full service graphic company, and recently did his first movie, a straight- to- video film called "Thicker Than Water." The film is about two brothers, played by Mack 10 and Fat Joe, who meet for the first time at their father's funeral. After discovering that they each now have a brother they never knew about, the two decide to go into business together hustling unsuspecting people. The soundtrack was also released on Mack 10's Hoo Bangin label. With a cast that includes Mack 10, Fat Joe and Ice Cube, Thicker Than Water brings together some of the best hip-hop artists from New York and LA. Mack 10 conceived Thicker Than Water as the way to begin his film career. As he says, "I wanted to be in a film and no one was banging at my door, so I decided not to waste any time and to do it myself." Soon after coming up with a rough story idea, Mack 10 hired Ernest Nyle Brown and gave him two weeks to complete the script. With a script in hand, Mack met with Producer Darryl Taja who introduced him to Richard Cummings, Jr. Initially skeptical about an actor not from the world of hip-hop directing his first feature, the chemistry between Mack and Cummings just clicked and Thicker Than Water took off. From that time, it took only 3 months to complete the project.

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