SZA, 2 Chainz, RL Grime, Young Thug, Playboi Carti, The Internet, Smokepurpp, Rico Nasty, Maxo Kream, Sheck Wes, Snoh Aalegra, Rayana Jay, Everyday People, Jungle Fever, Beau Young Prince, Good Intent, Rezt, Innanet James, Soduh, That Feel Good, Joy Club, Skin Valley, Closed Sessions, First Family, Girlaaa, Chicken & Mumbo Sauce, True Laurels, Special Guest: Carnage
10475 Little Patuxent Parkway
Columbia, Maryland, 21044
Doors 12:00 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is all ages
Solána Imani Rowe (born November 8, 1990), better known by her stage name SZA , is an American R&B singer. She was born in St. Louis, Missouri, later relocating to Maplewood, New Jersey. In October 2012, Rowe self-released her debut mixtape titled See.SZA.Run, which she then followed up with her second mixtape, titled S, in April 2013. In July 2013, it was revealed that she had signed to the hip hop record label Top Dawg Entertainment, through which she released Z, her debut extended play (EP) and first retail release, in April 2014. Her debut studio album Ctrl was released June 9, 2017.
SZA is a neo soul singer whose music is described as alternative R&B, with elements of soul, hip hop, minimalist R&B, cloud rap, witch house and chillwave. Rowe's lyrics are described as "unravelling", that revolve around themes of sexuality, nostalgia, and abandonment. SZA cites a variety of artists as influences including Meelah and Jamiroquai. SZA also takes influence from non-musical artists including gymnasts, ice skaters, painters, and filmmakers, including Spike Lee.
When it comes to 2 Chainz’s career, he possesses a Zen-like patience. After forming Playaz Circle in 1997, the rapper formerly known as Tity Boi scored success 10 years later when the duo's 2007 Disturbing Tha Peace/Def Jam debut, "Supply & Demand," reached No. 3 on Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart on the strength of the No.15 single “Duffle Bag Boy," featuring Lil Wayne.
Two years and seven solo mixtapes later-together with a new moniker-the rapper is nearing critical mass. 2 Chainz released his DJ Drama-hosted Gangsta Grillz mixtape "T.R.U. REALigion," in November 2011, with features appearances from T.I., Birdman, Young Jeezy and Big Sean, a testament to his relentless touring regimen, self-financing and persistence. "My whole campaign is believing that I got this far by being independent and, at the same time, being true to myself."
Seemingly out of nowhere, 22-year-old Henry Steinway aka RL Grime has risen the ranks to the forefront of what is a new generation of genre-fusing artists, setting eyes on exploring the uncharted, and reshaping modern music with every new track he makes. Releasing his debut EP Grapes in April of 2012 on LA's WEDIDIT imprint, RL took little time in making a name for himself, garnering early support from some of the biggest DJs in the world, including Diplo, A-Trak, Skrillex, and Just Blaze. In 2013 he released his sophomore EP High Beams on Fools Gold Records, debuting at number 8 on Billboard's electronic charts. RL Grime's work as a remixer has also been met with great acclaim, clocking in official remixes for Benny Benassi, Chief Keef, Jamie Lidell, and Shlohmo – as well as a bootleg of "Mercy" by Kanye West, which has received over 3 million plays on SoundCloud. With two EP's and a world tour under his belt, 2015 looks to be RL Grime's brightest year to date, as he continues to refine his sound and further push the boundaries of what it means to be a producer in the 21st century.
A rapper born in Atlanta, GA on August 9, 1991. He was the second youngest of 10 siblings. He was raised in Jonesboro South Housing Projects, Along with Peewee Longway. Thug also has Jonesboro South Tattooed on his Chest.
After releasing the first three installments of his mixtape series, I Came from Nothing, throughout 2011 and 2012, Williams (now staged as Young Thug) caught the attention of fellow Atlanta-based rapper Gucci Mane, who in 2013, went on to sign Young Thug to his label, 1017 Brick Squad Records, under an additional advanced deal with fellow Brick Squad artist Waka Flocka Flame's own spin-off label, Brick Squad Monopoly, which are both imprints of Asylum Records/Warner Music Group. Thug subsequently released his first project on the label, his fourth mixtape, 1017 Thug. The mixtape was met with positive reviews from music critics, which noted it for its original style. 1017 Thug was included in a number of year-end lists for 2013, such as Pitchfork's Albums of the Year: Honorable Mention and Complex 's The 50 Best Albums of 2013. FACT called it the best mixtape of 2013, Rolling Stone placed it at number five on their 10 Best Mixtapes of 2013 and The Guardian placed it among The Five Best Mixtapes of 2013.
Young Thug's song, "Picacho", was noted as one of the standout tracks from the mixtape, although it was not released as a single, the song was included on a number of 2013 year-end lists, such as Rolling Stone 's 100 Best Songs of 2013, Pitchfork's The Top 100 Tracks of 2013, and Spin 's 50 Best Songs of 2013.
In July 2013, Complex included him in their list of 25 New Rappers to Watch Out For. In October 2013, Young Thug released his commercial debut single "Stoner". The song spawned a number of unofficial remixes by several rappers, including Wale, Wiz Khalifa, Pusha T, Fabolous, Jim Jones, ASAP Rocky, Jadakiss, IAmSu and Trick Trick, among others. Thug expressed his disapproval for the remixes, commenting "If you feel like my song isn't tough enough to the point where you have to freestyle... Don't think I'm happy that you're doing it because of who you are. I'm ready for war." His song, "Danny Glover", also received a number of remixes by BSM label-mate Waka Flocka Flame and Nicki Minaj, among others. In December 2013, Thug performed at the Fool's Gold Day Off show in Miami, Florida, among Danny Brown, Trick Daddy and Travis Scott.
On January 18, 2014, Young Thug revealed that he was offered $1.5 million to sign to rapper Future (4)'s Freebandz Entertainment record label and is uncertain about his current label status with 1017 Brick Squad Records/Brick Squad Monopoly. In March 2014, Young Thug's affiliation with Cash Money Records and its co-founder Birdman, resulted in much speculation in the media about him signing to the label. However, the label's publicist later stated this was untrue. On March 28, 2014, Ronald "Caveman" Rosario, director of Urban Music at 101 Distribution, cleared the situation, stating that Young Thug signed a management deal with Birdman's Rich Gang, not a record deal, and is still signed to 1017 Brick Squad/BS Monopoly.
In 2014, Thug also recorded several songs with Kanye West, who praised him for his ability to make songs so fast. Thug announced that he has upcoming mixtapes with frequent collaborator and fellow Cash Money affiliate Rich Homie Quan, Chief Keef and Bloody Jay.
On February 26, 2014, Young Thug was arrested in Atlanta for possession of a controlled substance, driving without a seat belt, reckless conduct, and reckless driving.
Young Thug would go on to be featured on the March 2014 cover of The Fader. On March 11, 2014, his debut single "Stoner", was serviced to rhythmic contemporary radio in the United States by Asylum and Atlantic Records. On March 24, 2014, Thug stated his debut album would be titled Tha Carter VI, referencing the highly acclaimed Tha Carter album series, by American hip hop superstar Lil Wayne, who has been the biggest influence in Young Thug's music career. Two days later, it was revealed that Young Thug was working on a collaborative album with American record producer Metro Boomin, which is titled Metro Thuggin and set for release in 2016. The first song from the project, titled "The BLanguage", uses elements from Canadian rapper Drake's "The Language", was released the same day. In April 2014, Young Thug released a new 808 Mafia-produced song titled "Eww", which was named one of the five best songs of the week by XXL. The song was announced to be featured on Thug's debut album, including a guest verse by rapper Drake.
Later, his and Rich Homie Quan's affiliations with Cash Money Records caused trouble because of the success of their platinum hit single, "LifeStyle", released in July 2014. After Lil Wayne filed a $51 million lawsuit against Birdman, he released a diss track, "Coco", which was aimed towards Birdman and also imitates Thug's style.
On June 17, 2014, music mogul Kevin Liles confirmed that Young Thug had been officially signed to his and Lyor Cohen's label 300 Entertainment. On July 1, 2014, Asylum Records and Atlantic Records officially re-released Young Thug's 2013 fan-favorite song "Danny Glover", re-titling it "2 B*****s". Also on July 1, Mass Appeal Records released "Old English", the first single from their compilation album Mass Appeal Vol. 1, which features Young Thug alongside fellow American rappers ASAP Ferg and Freddie Gibbs. On October 16, 2014, the first single from Cash Money Records' upcoming 2016 compilation, Rich Gang 2, was released titled "Take Kare," featuring rivals Young Thug and Lil Wayne. The December 4, 2014 issue of Rolling Stone called Young Thug the "most exciting new voice of hip-hop" and "hip-hop's new crown prince." At the end of the year, music critic Robert Christgau named Black Portland, Young Thug's collaborative mixtape with Bloody Jay, the fourth best album of 2014.
By the time 2015 came to an early start, Young Thug was under controversy because of his part of Cash Money's prime focus, his misogynistic lyrics and "gay" music style which forced fans to riot.
Thug's debut album was said to be named Tha Carter VI, a continuation of Lil Wayne's still-delayed album, Tha Carter V. He said he plans to carry on the torch, when Lil Wayne said he planned to retire after the release of Tha Carter V. Lil Wayne, however, wasn't happy about the tribute, telling the audience of a show in April 2015 to "stop listening" to Young Thug. After claiming he's been threatened with lawsuits, Young Thug announced that he was changing the title to Da Barter 6 and that it would be a mixtape rather than his debut album, although it was his first project released while signed to 300/Atlantic. Young Thug announced April 18, 2015, that his official debut album will be titled Hy!£UN35, which translates to "HiTunes". It is due out 2016 via 300/Atlantic Records. In May 2015, after much confusion as to who he was signed to and managed by, having been aligned with Gucci Mane’s 1017 Records, Future’s Freebandz, Lyor Cohen’s 300 Entertainment and Birdman’s Rich Gang, Young Thug revealed "I manage myself. I’m signed with Atlantic. I have a big, special deal with Atlantic, and it’s only Atlantic. Birdman is my homie.". He also revealed he would be releasing another mixtape prior to the album's delaying, titled Tha Carter V.
On July 15, 2015, the rapper was arrested by U.S. Marshals during a raid on his Atlanta-area home on a terrorist threats charge, after allegedly threatening to kill a mall security guard in Georgia a week earlier. Additionally, during the raid, guns and drugs were found, and he was hit with felony drug charges, for both cocaine and marijuana, and three counts of felony gun possession.
Thug is known for his eccentric and diverse, sing-song style. XXL called him a "rap weirdo" and "the standout guest appearance in Gucci Mane's Trap God 2 and Waka Flocka Flame's DuFlocka Rant 2", commenting that "Thug's charisma, unhinged flow and hooks make his music intriguing." Pitchfork also called his style "extraordinarily distinctive" and wrote that "What Young Thug brings to the table, then, isn't just a weird, experimental approach to rapping, but presence, persona, mystique, and, potentially, star power." The Fader described his music, saying "In a typical Young Thug verse, he slurs, shouts, whines and sings, feverishly contorting his voice into a series of odd timbres like a beautifully played but broken wind instrument." Thug usually uses Auto-Tune in his songs.
Young Thug has been involved and/or engaged into a large number of feuds: Lil Wayne, Drake, J. Cole, Foxy Brown, B.O.B, Action Bronson, Jim Jones, Azealia Banks, The Game (2), Khia, Curren$y, Royce Da 5'9", Vic Mensa and Sevyn Streeter, among others.
Jordan Terrell Carter (born September 13, 1996), better known by his stage name Playboi Carti, is an American rapper and songwriter from Atlanta, Georgia. He is currently signed to ASAP Rocky's AWGE. His debut mixtape was released on April 14, 2017.
-THE INTERNET began as two people – Syd and Matt. Syd taught herself how to record, engineer, and
produce at age 15. She also sings, imbuing every song with a sultry, mellifluous, quiet power. Matt
produces and plays synths. She’s now 23; he’s now 26. Like all post-modern relationships, the duo
initially met on Myspace in 2008, only to meet in-person three years later.
-THE INTERNET have released two albums previously – 2011’s Purple Naked Ladies, and 2012’s Feel
-THE INTERNET branched off from the Odd Future collective and started their own band in 2011. Syd
had been writing music since she was small; she put this on hold to become OF’s DJ and producer, and
picked her songs back up in 2011 to make her first full-length album with Matt.
-When they play live, THE INTERNET is a band – a six-person outfit whose youngest member is 17. They began playing as a full-band in order to tour behind Feel Good, and the band members all contributed their talents to THE INTERNET’s 2015 album EGO DEATH.
Residing in the streets of Houston Texas, are young striving individuals who works hard daily with the dreams of being one the best Hip Hop artists. Heavily influenced by fashion and sneakers, they are always looking for the highest achievements to maintain their music career. Kream Clicc, is the name of the Houston Hip Hop group consisting of the members Maxo Kream, LyndoCartel, Elmo and Leroy. Their first mixtape was previously released in March of 2011 called "Kream Chronicles". It was released on DatPiff.com, also being sponsored for free downloads. The project received a huge buzz and was well received by the people in Houston. The fan base rapidly grew, and is of the hottest unsigned hype to ever come out of Houston.
Swedish R&B singer who released a 5-track EP in 2014 called There Will Be Sunshine, featuring the single "Bad Things."
Canadian rock group, led by Bruce Wheaton.
Not to be confused with the US funk group The Everyday People, also active in early 1970s.
Hardcore band from Adelaide, Australia
Beau Young Prince
Beau Young Prince represents the new wave of DC hip-hop.
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