Archive for February 4, 2014

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w/ Project Pat

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and w/ Travis $cott

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Never Sober Tour

When: February 28, 2014
Where The Lincoln Theatre, Raleigh
Tickets: Here

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Courtesy MTV:

Together with production partner DJ Paul, Juicy J played an important role in the South’s rise to prominence within the once East- and West Coast-dominated rap industry. Behind the duo’s leadership, Three 6 Mafia rose from an underground phenomenon in Memphis to a nationally recognized rap empire, spinning off numerous solo albums for the collective’s many members in the mid- to late ’90s. Like his production partner, Juicy J specialized in dark, eerie tracks driven by bass-heavy beats and haunting sounds. He also raps as a member of Three 6 Mafia and contributes rhymes to most of the albums he produces for such artists as his brother Project Pat, Gangsta Boo, La Chat, and Tear da Club Up Thugs. Moreover, Juicy J ventured into filmmaking with Choices (2001), a straight-to-video film starring most of the Three 6 Mafia collective.

Juicy J (born Jordan Houston) and DJ Paul (Paul Beauregard) first came together at the dawn of the ’90s, when they worked as DJs in the Memphis area. The two soon began producing their own tracks and invited numerous Memphis rappers to rap over the beats. They released the resulting tracks locally as Triple 6 Mafia; years later these recordings would resurface as re-releases. In 1995, the loose collective changed its name to Three 6 Mafia and self-released its debut album, Mystic Stylez. The album became an underground success, and Three 6 Mafia, in turn, signed a distribution deal with Relativity for its Hypnotized Minds imprint. Throughout the late ’90s, Juicy J and DJ Paul produced numerous albums a year for Hypnotized Minds and capitalized on the lucrative distribution deal. By the end of the decade, the two producers were at the helm of an empire, having extended their brand to alarming lengths, culminating with their commercial breakthrough album, When the Smoke Clears (2000), which debuted at number six on Billboard’s album chart.

He launched his solo career during a break in Three 6 Mafia’s usually busy recording schedule, releasing the hardcore effort Chronicles of the Juice Man: Underground Album in 2002. Gucci Mane, Gorilla Zoe, and Webbie all appeared on the 2009 follow-up, Hustle Till I Die. Two years later, Juicy signed with Wiz Khalifa’s Taylor Gang and released “Bandz a Make Her Dance” on the label in 2012. The single landed on his third solo album, the 2013 release Stay Trippy. ~ Jason Birchmeier, Rovi

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PNC Arena

Raleigh, NC

April 4, 2014

w/ Special Guest:

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Katt Williams returns to PNC Arena on Friday, April 4, 2014 with a brand new stand-up show that is selling out across the country – “Katt Williams: Growth Spurt.” The hilarious show features the critically acclaimed comic at his best and makes it clear that he is in no rush to slow down. Katt’s high-energy stage presence and fresh routine has left every audience cramping in their sides from laughter and rising to their feet with a standing ovation, begging for more.

Known to many for his breakout role in the MTV improv show, “Wild n’ Out,” and his widely recognized role as “Money Mike” in the hit movie “Friday After Next,” Williams already has several successful stand-up specials under his belt, such as “Kattpacalypse,” “Pimpin Pimpin,” and “The Pimp Chronicles.”

Check KattWilliams.com for more information.

Tickets: HERE