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Friday, December 3, 2010
8:00pm; All Ages
Tickets available online here & through all TicketsWest Locations-Safeway- Music Millennium or charge by phone @ 503.224.8499
Curren$y,or The Hot Spitta or Spitta the first act signed to Lil Wayne's Young Money Entertainment label through Cash Money Records. Hailing from the suburbs of New Orleans, Da Hot Spitta is a brash young lyricist following in the footsteps of his brother and former 504 Boyz member, Mr. Marcelo.
Through Marcelo's affiliation with No Limit Records, Curren$y befriended C-Murder and eventually signed to his TRU Records imprint, and Master P's the 504 Boyz, appearing on a limited amount of material with the group (though he was often credited as “504 Boyz featuring Curren$y”, making his membership in the group appear minor at best). But due to C's constant run-ins with the law, which culminated in a 25-to-life prison sentence for murder, Curren$y gave up on hip-hop, shifting his focus to skateboarding and fashion design.
A chance meeting with Lil Wayne at a New Orleans Hornets basketball game in 2005 would steer him back to rap. The two actually attended elementary school together and Wayne was shocked to hear his former classmate had quit rappin'. Familiar with Curren$y's work with No Limit, Birdman Jr. suggested he reconsider retirement. It wasn't long before the N'awlins natives were in the studio together recording music and Wayne offered Curren$y a deal.
Since then, he's built a buzz through appearances on Wayne's mixtapes, including Dedication 2, which spawned the regional hit, "Where Da Cash At." His industry stock rose even further after his guest spot on "Grown Man" off Wayne's critically acclaimed Tha Carter II.
You already know what it is. From the way he greets you, to the words that he speaks. The uniform he wears is bold, aggressive and absolutely intimidating. He's authentic — the offspring of the West Coast's most celebrated talent — yet and still a novelty all his own. In an industry that's fallen victim to bubble gum lyrics and erroneous dance fads to match, he's the spokesperson the block wants for. He's the sociopolitical outrage of Ice Cube and N.W.A. He's Snoop Dogg before you knew his name and Ice T after an unexpected knock at 6 o'clock in the morning. He's the very definition of Slauson & Crenshaw — a self-inspired movement and a name you can trust. He is Nipsey Hussle.
Nipsey Hussle emerged from the streets of Los Angeles and as the first signee to the Cinematic/ Epic Records joint venture, is effectively building momentum as a rising emcee while sacrificing the only way of life he's ever known. "I try to keep a balance with my career and who I am aside from that," says Nipsey. "It's kinda hard, but I try to stay the same and balance both worlds. You don't wanna forget where you come from and at the same time, you don't wanna miss your blessing tryna live the same lifestyle you been livin'." All in anticipation of a fall ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã‹Å“09 debut, his street singles "They Roll" and "Bullets Ain't Got No Name," both featuring The GAME, are lyrical proof that Nipsey Hussle is here to stay. In addition to the GAME, the album is slated to feature the likes of Snoop Dogg, Sean Kingston, Lloyd and Nipsey Hussle's own Slauson Boyz . South Central State of Mind is a healthy dose of honesty, reality and life from an authentic perspective.