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All Stars of Hip Hop

Sunday

Jan 14, 2018 – 7:00 PM

2301 Boardwalk
Atlantic City, NJ 08401 Map

  • Fatman Scoop
  • Method Man
  • Nelly
  • Redman

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Method Man: Method Man has emerged as one of Hip-Hop's premier rappers and actors. After breaking out with the rap collective, Wu-Tang Clan, Method Man has released Platinum albums, starred in movies, and has even won a Grammy Award. Method Man is currently in the studio working on his fifth solo album, The Crystal Meth, due out in 2012. Method Man tour dates have been scheduled periodically at various venues throughout the nation this 2011. Don't miss a date on the Method Man concert schedule (2011); Use Eventful as your source for Method Man tour dates and venue information.

As an original member of Wu-Tang Clan, Method Man achieved multi-Platinum success. However, his solo career was equally blazing throughout the '90s. His debut album, Tical, was released in 1994 and featured the hit single "All I Need" featuring the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul - Mary J. Blige. The single propelled album sales to Platinum status and earned Method Man a Grammy Award. In 1997, Method rejoined Wu-Tang to release Wu Tang Forever, which has sold over eight million copies since its release. In 1998, Method Man released his sophomore set, Tical 2000: Judgement Day, and toured with Jay-Z on the Hard Knock Life Tour, to promote his various projects.

In addition to his collaboration with Wu-Tang, Method Man is one-half of a duo with Redman. Together, they have released two albums and will release their third effort, Blackout! 3, in 2011. The duo have appeared in various film and TV projects including the hit comedy How High. Method Man is a Hip-Hop legend with Platinum plaques and hit singles to his credit. He refined the game and still managed to bring the message of the streets to the mainstream. Stay on top of this legend's concert schedule (2011); Use Eventful as your source for Method Man tour dates and venue information.

Nelly: A savvy pop-rapper with crossover appeal, Nelly seemed like a novelty when he first debuted in summer 2000 with "Country Grammar (Hot...)," yet he was no one-hit wonder, consistently returning to the pop charts with successive smash hits like "Hot in Herre." His universality is partly rooted in his hometown: the Gateway City, officially known as St. Louis, MO, which set him apart from all of the prevailing rap styles of his time. He wasn't from the East or West Coast, nor was he from the South; located in the middle of the United States, St. Louis is a Midwestern city halfway between Minneapolis and New Orleans, built upon on the western banks of the Mississippi River. Nelly's locale certainly informs his rapping style, which is as much country as urban, and his dialect as well, which is as much Southern drawl as Midwestern twang. Plus, Nelly never shied away from a pop-rap approach, embracing a singalong vocal style that made his hooks catchier than most, thanks also in part to his standby producer, Jason "Jay E" Epperson. As a result, Nelly became a rapper capable of crossing practically all boundaries, from the Dirty South to TRL and everything in between. His first hit, "Country Grammar (Hot...)," became a nationwide summer anthem, and many more smash hits followed. His popularity peaked in summer 2002, when he topped seemingly every Billboard chart possible with his Nellyville album and its lead single, "Hot in Herre."

Born Cornell Haynes, Jr., on November 2, 1974, in St. Louis, Nelly moved with his mother from the inner city to suburban Universal City as a teen. There he chiefly attended to baseball and rap, forming the St. Lunatics with a group of his peers (including Big Lee, Kyjuan, Murphy Lee, and City Spud). The St. Lunatics enjoyed a regional hit in 1996 with the self-produced single "Gimmie What You Got," but no recording deal was forthcoming. Frustrated with failed attempts to land a recording deal as a group, the St. Lunatics collectively decided that Nelly would have a better chance as a solo act. The rest of the group could follow with solo albums of their own. The gamble paid off, and soon Nelly caught the attention of Universal, who signed him to a solo deal.

His debut album, Country Grammar (2000), featured contributions from the St. Lunatics as well as the Teamsters, Lil Wayne, and Cedric the Entertainer, and thanks to the widespread popularity of lead single "Country Grammar (Hot Shit)," Country Grammar debuted at number three on the Billboard 200 album chart, climbing to the top spot soon afterward. In addition to the Top Ten title track, Country Grammar spawned the hits singles "E.I.," "Ride wit Me," and "Batter Up." In the wake of Nelly's remarkable breakthrough success, he recorded a group album with the St. Lunatics, Free City (2001); released by Universal, the album charted Top Three and spawned a moderate hit, "Midwest Swing," which cracked the Billboard Hot 100 at number 88.

The following summer Nelly returned with his second album, Nellyville (2002), and lived up to his self-proclaimed billing as "1" (i.e., the title of his 2001 hit from the Training Day soundtrack): Nellyville topped the Billboard album chart while the Neptunes-produced lead single, "Hot in Herre," remained atop the singles chart. In all, Nelly impressively held the number one spot on ten different Billboard charts the week of Nellyville's release, and he remained a chart presence as he released a string of follow-up singles: "Dilemma" (a chart-topper), "Air Force Ones" (a Top Three hit), "Work It" (featuring Justin Timberlake), and "Pimp Juice" (the source of some controversy).

Even once Nellyville ran its course commercially, Nelly's hit streak continued unabated, with "Iz U" (from his stopgap remix album Derrty Versions [2003 (from the Bad Boys II [2003 and R. Kelly, who had both recently released very successful two-disc sets). Sweat and Suit were led by a pair of red-hot singles -- "Flap Your Wings" (a club jam) and "My Place" (a slow jam) -- and debuted at the top two spots on the Billboard 200 album chart. Follow-up singles included "Tilt Ya Head Back" (featuring Christina Aguilera), "Over and Over" (Tim McGraw), "Na-Na-Na-Na" (Jazze Pha), and "N Dey Say." Sweat and Suit were later bundled as Sweatsuit (2005), along with the new song "Grillz," itself a number one hit. Jason Birchmeier, All Music Guide

Redman: As one-half of Method Man & Redman, Reginald "Reggie" Noble has been one of rap's hardest hitting lyricists and comedic actors. Redman emerged on the rap scene in 1990 with his featured performance on EPMD's Business as Usual. Since then, Redman has released over a dozen albums, appeared in as nearly as many films, and has been nominated for two Grammy Awards. Redman will release his latest studio album in 2011 and embark on a promotional tour. Don't miss a date on the Redman concert schedule (2011); Use Eventful as your source for Redman tour dates and venue information.

The Newark, New Jersey native released his debut album, Whut? Thee Album, in 1992. The rapper wowed crowds and critics alike with cleverly comical lyrics and raw beats. Redman prolifically released album after album throughout the decade including albums with rap supergroup Def Squad and his partner in crime, Method Man. The duo even appeared in movies together including How High. Redman was also featured on Christina Aguilera's international smash single "Dirrty", for which they were nominated for a Grammy in 2003.

Redman will release his eighth solo album, Muddy Waters 2, this 2011 as well as his third collabo album with Method Man, Blackout! 3. While we wait in anticipation for these albums to drop, you can catch Redman on tour throughout 2011. Don't miss a date on one of rap's iconic performers. Use Eventful as your source for Redman tour dates and venue information.

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