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So So Def 25th Cultural Curren$y Tour: Jermaine Dupri, Xscape, Anthony Hamilton, Jagged Edge, Da Brat & Bow Wow

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Nov 2, 2018 – 7:30 PM

1111 S. Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015 Map

  • Jermaine Dupri
  • Anthony Hamilton
  • XSCAPE
  • Jagged Edge
  • Da Brat
  • Dem Franchize Boyz
  • Bow Wow
  • Bone Crusher
  • YoungBloodZ

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Anthony Hamilton: Anthony Hamilton incorporates the southern R&B styles of Ray Charles into his Neo-Soul grooves which have made him a constant on R&B radio. He has been performing since the mid-90s, but he hit a home run with his sophomore album Comin' From Where I'm From in 2003. His honest lyrics include tell his struggles with poverty and love and have struck chords with audiences across the US. Don't miss a date on the Anthony Hamilton concert schedule 2011. Use Eventful as your source for Anthony Hamilton tour dates and venue information.

Anthony Hamilton hails from Charlotte, North Carolina where he honed his vocal abilities in his church's choir. After high school, he moved to New York to pursue a recording career. He was noticed by Andre Harrell who signed Hamilton to his Uptown Records. Hamilton released his debut album XTC in 1996. Although the album featured the moderately successful hit "Nobody Else", the project ultimately failed to connect with audiences and Hamilton was subsequently dropped from the record label. Fans would have to wait seven long years until Hamilton released any more solo material.

In the interim, Anthony Hamilton tour dates were scheduled alongside Neo-Soul guru D'Angelo on his international Voodoo Tour in 2000. Hamilton also sung the hook on the Grammy nominated single, "Po' Folks", by the Nappy Roots. Hamilton released his breakthrough platinum album Comin' From Where I'm From in 2003 which featured the lead-off single of the same name. The album also featured his biggest radio hit to-date, "Charlene", and sold 1.2 million copies in the US. Hamilton became a bonofied R&B sensation and Anthony Hamilton tour dates were scheduled in response to fan demand for his live shows.

Anthony Hamilton followed-up with his 2005 effort Ain't Nobody Worryin'. The album featured the single "Can't Let Go" and was certified Gold. Hamilton released his latest effort, The Point of it All, in 2008 which became his third consecutive Gold selling album. It featured the smooth single "Cool" in which Hamilton effortlessly belts out his carefree lyrics of love conquering all problems. The album garnered him three nominations at the 2010 Grammy Awards. It proved to be his most critically acclaimed album to date and his fans are eagerly awaiting his next release. In the meantime, Anthony Hamilton tour dates are scheduled periodically throughout 2011. Hamilton rarely performs, so don't miss out if tour dates are scheduled in your area. Use Eventful as your source for Anthony Hamilton tour dates and concert schedule information.

Jagged Edge: Rough-but-smooth male vocal quartet Jagged Edge formed in Atlanta, consisting of identical twin brothers Brandon "Case Dinero" Casey and Brian "Brasco" Casey, who had moved from their native Hartford, CT; Kyle Norman (aka "Quick"), whom they'd met through church activities; and Richard Wingo (aka "Wingo Dollar"), a late addition to the group suggested by Xscape's Kandi Burruss, who took their demo to superproducer Jermaine Dupri.

Jagged Edge signed to Dupri's So So Def label and in the summer of 1997 released their debut single, "The Way That You Talk," featuring appearances by Dupri and Da Brat; it reached the Top 40 of the R&B chart and was also a pop chart entry. Early in 1998, Jagged Edge released their first album, A Jagged Era, which went gold and spawned the Top 20 R&B, Top 40 pop hit "Gotta Be." Their next single, "He Can't Love U," appeared in the fall of 1998 and reached the Top Five of the R&B chart and the Top 20 of the pop chart, going gold in the process. It prefaced the group's second album, J.E. Heartbreak, which topped the R&B chart and hit the Top Ten of the pop chart, selling over 2,000,000 copies and spawning the number one R&B hits "Let's Get Married" (also Top 20 pop) and "Promise" (also Top Ten pop).

By the time of the release of Jagged Edge's third album, Jagged Little Thrill, in late June 2001, its leadoff single, "Where the Party At" (featuring Nelly), was nearing the R&B Top Ten and was in the pop Top 40. 2003's Hard and 2006's Jagged Edge followed.

Several months after releasing the RIAA-Certified Gold self-titled album Jagged Edge, the group parted ways with label Columbia Records, and signed to Jermaine Durpi's Island Urban Music, a subsidiary of Island Def Jam Music Group. Stay tuned for more information on Jagged Edge's forthcoming album, yet to be titled.

Dem Franchize Boyz: NEW YORK – Back to build their brand of hard but mass-accessible rap, platinum-selling Virgin Records hip-hop group DEM FRANCHIZE BOYZ have released a new single, “Talkin’ Out Da Side of Ya Neck!” The track was produced by Bangladesh, who produced Kelis’ recent international smash “Bossy.” Currently impacting urban radio, DFB are enjoying the expected support in their solid Southern home base, with breakout radio leaders appearing in the Midwest. The video clip is an immediate add in rotation at BET’s Rap City program.

Dem Franchize Boyz have completed their second album, DA POINT OF NO RETURN, for planned release March 25, 2008. Collaborators in the studio have included T-Pain and Pleasure, of the vocal group Pretty Ricky. Track producers include superstar beatsmiths Mannie Fresh, Southern upstart Marvelous J, longtime collaborators Maestro and Young Juve, and DFB member Parlae.

DEM FRANCHIZE BOYZ, hailing from Atlanta’s Westside, are Bernard “Jizzal Man” Leverette, Maurice “Parlae” Gleaton, Gerald “Buddie” Tiller and Jamal “Pimpin’” Willingham. They debuted on the R&B/Hip-Hop chart in 2004 with the top 25 single “White Tees,” but broke through on a mass level on their Virgin Records debut with the single release of “I Think They Like Me,” a three-week No. 1 in the R&B/Hip-Hop radio format in late 2005 that ushered the sparse but irresistibly hookish “snap music” into clubs and radio. DFB became the first rap group in the history of that chart to reach No.1 with consecutive singles, when “Lean Wit It, Rock Wit It” returned the group to the top of the R&B Hip-Hop chart, while posting a No 7 Hot 100 peak. DFB drew a nomination for Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Band, Duo or Group in the 2006 American Music Awards.

Driven by two massive hits, the group’s debut Virgin Records album, ON TOP OF OUR GAME, debuted at No. 5 in the Billboard Top 200 album chart, and is certified RIAA gold. Additionally, RIAA certified “I Think They Like Me” as a gold-selling master tone, and “Lean Wit It” as a platinum master tone. DFB were among the very first hip-hop artists to sell massive numbers of mobile ring tones, with 1 million sold prior to the release of their first album – and then an additional million in the following six weeks.

Bow Wow: Bow Wow was born in Reynoldsburg, Ohio,[1] in Columbus, to Teresa and Alfonso Moss. His father left the family (though Bow Wow claims they are still in contact), and his mother re-married to Rodney Caldwell; Bow Wow grew up with his step-father and has two step-siblings. When he was five, he started his career in rap using the moniker "Kid Gangsta". One year later, in 1993, he performed at a Chronic tour in Columbus, and was noted by rapper Snoop Dogg, who subsequently gave him a stage name, "Lil' Bow Wow".[1] Snoop later hired him as an opening act, officially gaining him a spot on the Death Row Records roster. Also "Lil' Bow Wow" appeared on a skit on Snoop's debut Doggystyle, saying, "I wanna be a muthafuckin' hustla!". By 1998, Bow Wow was introduced to record producer Jermaine Dupri,[1] who helped shape his career.

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In 2000, he released his first album, Beware of Dog and became a successful recording artist under Dupri's mentorship; the same year, Bow Wow's single, "Bounce With Me", was also successful.[1] After the success of Bow Wow's debut album, he released 2002's Doggy Bag, which contained, among others, the songs "Thank You" and "Take You Home". During this time, he removed "Lil'" from his professional name.[1] He eventually broke out on his own in 2003 with the album Unleashed, which was his first without Dupri's writing assistance; the album's sales were lower than that of his first two.[1] In addition to his own albums, Bow Wow has contributed to Will Smith's Wild Wild West album, and had a guest appearance on Brandy's TV sitcom, Moesha as well as The Steve Harvey Show.

Bow Wow made his acting debut in 2002's Like Mike, where he starred as a young orphan who gets a shot at the NBA. He also co-starred with Cedric the Entertainer, Vanessa Williams, and Solange Knowles in Johnson Family Vacation. Bow Wow has appeared in commercials for Twix, Chewits Campbells, and Verbs. He has participated, as the headlining act, in every Scream Tour except for the last. He was featured in one of Jojo's songs "Baby It's You." Bow Wow also performed live with Chris Brown at the 2006 Kids' Choice Awards on Nickelodeon and appears on rapper Miss Nana's album I Got The Hood, Volume 1 as a host.

In 2005, Bow Wow released his fourth album, Wanted, on which he once again worked with Jermaine Dupri.[1] The album featured two singles that reached #1 on the R&B charts, "Let Me Hold You" (featuring Omarion) and "Like You", featuring Ciara. [2] Since the success of Like Mike, Bow Wow has starred in several Hollywood films, with the latest, The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, released on June 16, 2006. He has described the film's director, Justin Lin, as "the best director" he has ever worked with.[2] Bow Wow has also developed a clothing line entitled Shago. In July of 2006, he received a Hollywood Life award for being "the most exciting crossover artist".[2]

Bow Wow is currently working on his fifth studio album and expects the project to be out in December of 2006. Bow Wow describes the album as "edgier" than his last one;[3] he has also noted that the album, which he describes as his biggest to date, may also be his last.[3] The first single, "Shortie Like Mine",[3] video will world premiere on BET on October 11 and will feature singer Chris Brown.[4] Bow Wow has also committed to appearing in at least two more film roles. The script for one of the films, named Mr. President, is currently being re-written.[3]

Bow Wow has been dubbed as "The Prince of Hip-Hop" and "Mr. 106 & Park"

Bow Wow became the second celebrity to appear on the reality prank show, Punk'd, more than two times. During his first appearance, he was tricked by Ashton Kutcher for losing some borrowed jewelry. The second time involved singer Omarion.

Bow Wow's fifth album The Price of Fame will be released on December 19, 2006. It is lead off by the single "Shortie Like Mine," which debuted at number 80 on the Billboard Hot 100. On Access granted for "Shortie Like Mine," he talked about the song being about everything that he's experienced in the last 8 months. The album, he said, has to do with all he's experienced in the last year and a half, and basically dealing the "The Price Of Fame."

Bow Wow stated that this may be his last album for a while.

Bow Wow has recently cut off his signature braids for the second time in his career.

Bow Wow owns his own McDonalds in Atlanta,Ga.[citation needed]

Bow Wow was a guest star on the television show Smallville in November 2006 in the episode entitled "Fallout".

Bow Wow's cartoon "Homeboyz" debuts on MTV late Dec/early Jan.

Bow Wow owns a shoe store in Atlanta, Ga, along with radio personality Greg Street, called "Prestigious".

Dated Ciara after their duet "Like You".

Bone Crusher: Bone Crusher is an Atlanta native and the CEO of Vainglorious Entertainment. The notable rapper and entertainer born Wayne Hardnett, made his mark in the hip-hop industry with his 2003 debut album titled, AttenCHUN! The album’s high energy, hit single, “Never Scared” led superstar producer Jermaine Dupri to sign him to his So So Def label. The single, which debuted at number four on the Billboard charts, became a mainstay on the play lists of hip hop stations around the country. It was the video for “Never Scared” that knocked fellow rapper 50 Cent from the number one spot on BET’s 106 & Park and showed a no holds barred, large and in charge MC with lyrics to match, propelling Bone Crusher to hip hop stardom. Evidence of his success includes the record-breaking numbers and #1 placement on the R&B Album and Rap Album Billboard charts, #1 ranked videos, Hip Hop awards and nominations, unforgettable collaborations, and acting. When So So Def moved to Virgin Records, Bone Crusher left the label to start his own, Vainglorious Entertainment, Inc. with his wife and manager Aneesah Bray. The first album release from Vainglorious will be “FREE” dropping the alternative hip hop song Round which is currently heatin’ up the clubs in Europe as well as his hometown. However, with a new label, a new album, and setting a record for “biggest individual weight loss” on VH1’s Celebrity Fit Club 4, it’s the beginning of a new era in his life and career. Admirably, Bone Crusher uses his appearance to inspire personal growth and change by doing his own fitness DVD named “Battle of the Bulge” which is recommended by the ADA. Grounded and holistic, Bone Crusher is a music supernova who aspires to answer the question, “What’s next for music?” With recordi-setting successes and the ability to persevere, it is certain that his contribution to the music industry will be much like his persona: astronomical and phenomenal.

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