Lynchburg Concerts and Phase 2 Present
Ernest K., DJ Purple Haze, DJ Ed
4009 Murray Pl.
Lynchburg, VA, 24501
Doors 8:00 PM / Show 9:00 PM
Watch & Listen
Wasalu Muhammad Jaco, better known by his stage name Lupe Fiasco, is a Chicago-born, Grammy award-winning American rapper, record producer, entrepreneur, and community advocate. The independent rapper who parted ways with his former label, Atlantic Records, following the release of 2015’s Tetsuo & Youth, is pegged as one of the most gifted lyricists and visionaries to grace the mic. Rising to fame in 2006 following the success of his debut album, Food & Liquor, Lupe has released six acclaimed studio albums; his latest being Drogas Light, released in 2017 on his own label, 1 st & 15th. These albums have netted 3 platinum singles, 3 RIAA Gold Certifications, 12 Grammy nominations and one Grammy Award in 2008 for his infectious single, “Daydreamin,” feat Jill Scott. With a trilogy of albums set for 2018 and beyond, Lupe is at his creative peak as an artist. His efforts to propagate conscious material helped solidify him as GQ’s Man of the Year in 2006, and garnered recognition as a Henry Crown Fellow.
While musical genius and ingenuity are at the forefront of Lupe’s achievements, the artist extends his innovation to projects that aim to foster creative discourse and opportunities in underprivileged and impoverished communities. As the co-founder and co-owner of community initiatives such as, We Are M.U.R.A.L, The Neighborhood Start-Up Fund, Society of Spoken Art, and Studio SV, Lupe Fiasco proves that he is more than just a mouthpiece for change, but a committed facilitator of intellectual community discourse and outreach.
All The Hits 102.7 JJS
Currently Signed to Big Loud Records (Florida Georgia Line, Jake Owen, Mat Kearney)
*Ernest K.'s Debut Single "Bad Boy" went to #9 on the Spotify Viral charts with 1.3 Million spins
*Trouble With Us is currently at 1.4 Million plays
*Trouble With Us crossed over from the Pop playlist to R&B within Spotify (running both concurrently)
*Recent EP record release party in Nashville SOLD OUT.
*His Brand New Single "Cuss, Fight, Fuss" is currently Featured on Spotify's New Music Friday Playlist.
Nothing about Nashville’s Ernest K. is easy to classify, and that’s the point. Growing up making beats while most kids made paper airplanes and learning banjo while listening to rap, he’s always bent the rules and eschewed the predictable. With a passion for various genres of music, Ernest K. is set to change the way we look at the sounds and songs that emerge from Music City – and maybe just rattle the industry to the bone.
Adopted at three weeks old and the victim of a freak heart attack his senior year of high school, surmounting ridiculous odds has always been a gift, not a curse, for Ernest K. And that’s probably because his love affair with music began early. He learned banjo and guitar before he was a teen, and quickly found his passion for hip hop and RnB after discovering the Space Jam soundtrack in the 3rd grade, and getting a burnt CD compiled of “The Marshall Mathers LP” and the “Slim Shady LP” from a friend the year after.
“I learned all of those songs, and in fourth grade I knew way too much language,” he laughs.
$5.00 - $65.00
- GQ Man of the Year
- 19x Platinum Selling Artist
- Grammy & BET Award Winner
LUPE FIASCO brings his 2018 Spring Tour to Virginia for a Special Good Friday Bash! Lupe will perform a FULL Concert with Guests.
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