The Smoker's Club Fest featuring Wiz Khalifa, Kid Cudi, Ty Dolla, Juicy J, Curren$y, Joyner Lucas and more at the Queen Mary in Long Beach!
The Smokers Club Festival will feature performances by Wiz Khalifa performing 'Kush & OJ', ScHoolboy Q, 2 Chainz, Lil Pump, Juicy J, Trippie Redd, SOB X RBE, Curren$y, Lil Skies, Shoreline Mafia, Xavier Wulf, BlocBoy JB, Snow Tha Product, Yung Pinch, Drakeo The Ruler, A$AP Twelvyy, Smoke DZA, Joyner Lucas, Boogie, Squidnice, Abby Jasmine, Flipp Dinero, Jayy Gram, and more. The event will take place Saturday, April 28th and Sunday, April 29th at the Queen Mary in Long Beach, California. Grab your tickets at thesmokersclubfest.com!
Multi-platinum selling, Grammy and Golden Globe nominated recording artist Wiz Khalifa burst onto the scene with mainstream success with the release of his first major label debut, Rolling Papers in 2011. Rolling Papers spawned the hugely successful hits “Black and Yellow,” “Roll Up” and “No Sleep” and gave Wiz the platform to win the award for Best New Artist at the 2011 BET Awards and Top New Artist at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards. His sophomore studio album, Blacc Hollywood, debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top 200 album chart and featured the hit single "We Dem Boyz." Soon after Khalifa's track, “See You Again,” off the FURIOUS 7 soundtrack, catapulted to the top of the charts across 95 countries. Holding the #1 spot for 12 consecutive weeks, “See You Again” broke records by being Spotify’s most-streamed track in a single day in the United States and in a single week in 26 countries. In addition to winning 3 Teen Choice Awards in 2015, “See You Again” continued its success by winning a Critics’ Choice Award in the category Best Song, winning two Billboard Music Awards in the categories Top Hot 100 Song and Top Rap Song, earning three Grammy Award nominations in the categories Song of the Year, Best Pop Duo/Group Performance and Best Song Written for Visual Media, and a Golden Globe nomination in the category Best Original Song – Motion Picture. Wiz released his album Khalifa in February of 2016 as a thank you to fans which includes the tracks “Bake Sale” featuring Travis Scott, “Zoney” and “Elevated.” On June 3 Wiz released TGOD Mafia Presents: Rude Awakening with his TGOD Mafia collaborator Juicy J. Wiz will co-headline The High Road Summer Tour with Snoop Dogg starting this July. He is currently preparing to release a new studio album this summer called Rolling Papers 2.For more information please visit www.wizkhalifa.com.
For the first time in a long time, Hip Hop can genuinely say that a new generation of MC’s have arrived. Sure, there are those who helped birth the culture and music and people who can say they grew up witH it. But now, you are witnessing perhaps the first generation that can say they were raised on Hip Hop almost exclusively. If you don’t agree, you’re probably not listening to enough Schoolboy Q. Although the artist born Quincy Matthew Hanley has only been rapping since 2007, his bluntly charismatic presence on wax should’ve already put him on your radar as one of rap’s emerging voices. After his new project Habits & Contradictions (#HnC) makes its way into your rotation thougH, he’s sure to be a fixture.
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 Jspecialized 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 Mafiacollective. 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. For more information, visit http://stripclub.thejuicyj.com/.
New Orleans rapper and Hip-Hop connoisseur Curren$y thrives on making music on his own terms. With his "Jet Life" mantra about living life to the fullest, the savvy rhyme spitter (why do you think they call him 'Spitta?') is focused on a lyrical devotion to the truth and authenticity. It's because of this ethos that the man born Shante Anthony Franklin has transcended any regional rap stereotypes to become a favorite of bloggers, critics, fans and everyone in between. Now aligned with Warner Bros., the plan is to let Spitta be himself, but have even more people get acquainted with the Jet (Just Enjoy This Sh*t) Life. Inspired by a litany of Hip-Hop heavyweights ("You're putting your voice on top of some shit, you gotta say something.") including Slick Rick, Snoop Dogg, Camp Lo, DJ Quick, A Tribe Called Quest, OutKast and 8Ball & MJG, by 2002 the young Curren$y took his talents to Master P. Signing a recording deal with No Limit Records, he was a member of the 504 Boyz. For information, visit http://www.currensyspitta.com.
Joyner Lucas first captured national attention with the complex verbal gymnastics of 2014’s “Backwords,” followed in 2015 by his debut mixtape, “ALONG CAME JOYNER” and its extraordinary breakthrough single, “Ross Capicchioni.” The track – and its provocative companion visual – chronicles the true story of a Detroit gang shooting, told from the perspectives of both the teenage victim and the shooter himself. “Ross Capicchioni” drew widespread acclaim in throughout the hip-hop universe, with the legendary Busta Rhymes declaring himself so “amazed…I can’t even put it into words.” The epic video proved a viral sensation, with over 5.3 million streams at YouTube alone. For more information, visit http://www.joynerlucas.com.