Date: Saturday, June 25th
Location: MassMutual Center in Springfield.MA
REWIND will showcase some of the greatest acts spanning the eras of Hip-Hop and Rap music.
DMX, regarded by many as the reigning king of the old-school rap era, is a lyrical mastermind that has paved the way for many of the talented artists we recognize today. His records, including ‘X Gon Give it to Ya’ and ‘Ruff Ryders’ Anthem,’ have been heard by hundreds of millions. He’s worked with the industry’s top talent such as Swizz Beatz, DJ Clue, and Jay Z, to name a few, and his style can only be described as intense; from his hard-hitting lyrics to his strongly felt stage presence.
Ja Rule made a name for himself in the early 2000s after features on Fat Joe’s ‘What’s Luv’ and Mary J. Blige’s ‘Rainy Dayz.’ His commercial success has lived on through classics such as ‘Always On Time,’ featuring Ashanti and ‘Put It On Me,’ featuring Lil’ Mo and Vita. Ja Rule’s fame can be attributed to his ability to evolve his style of music, as seen from his work with major pop and R&B artists like Jennifer Lopez.
Highlighted by the success of his gold-selling album, The Biz Never Sleeps, Biz Markie is a legend amongst the Hip Hop community. The album’s hit single, ‘Just a Friend,’ immediately went platinum and propelled him to stardom as it became an instant classic among listeners. Biz Markie’s occasionally goofy lyrics and his talent as a freestyler are just two of the many reasons that make him a highly entertaining performer to watch.