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Method Man & Redman, Flatbush ZOMBiES with $uicideBoy$, Futuristic, RDGLDGRN, Curren$y, Afroman, ProbCause

Wednesday

Apr 19, 2017 – 4:15 PM

Red Rocks Park
Morrison, CO 80465 Map

  • Method Man
  • Flatbush Zombies
  • Redman
  • Curren$y
  • Futuristic
  • RDGLDGRN
  • afroman

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$45.00
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.

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.

Curren$y: Curren$y is an American rapper from New Orleans, Louisiana.

As a teenager, he was signed to Master P's No Limit Records until 2005. He then signed with Cash Money Records and Lil Wayne's Young Money Entertainment, where he remained there until late 2007. While still at Young Money, Curren$y created Fly Society with skateboarder Terry Kennedy, first as a clothing company, then expanding to release music. He released the song, "Where Da Cash At" as the lead single for his Young Money debut, Music to Fly to, in 2006 but due to several push backs and lack of promotion, Curren$y decided to leave the label and venture off to do business on his own.

For several months, Curren$y released a series of mixtapes to gain notoriety. His work was impressive enough to land him on the cover of the XXL Magazine Freshmen 10 of 2009. Though he now had the cosign of one of the top hip-hop magazines, Curren$y was still overlooked by major labels. He then chose to sign with Amalgam Digital to release his debut album, This Ain't No Mixtape , in 2009.

Curren$y would release another album through Amalgam Digital titled Jet Files.

His latest album Pilot Talk was released July 13, 2010 under DD172 label distributed through Def Jam Recordings. It was moved back after have been intended to be released June 15.

afroman: Most musicians have so many ups and downs in their careers it often seems as if they survive purely by the seat of their pants. While Afroman's actions over the years haven't been quite so impulsive, his start in the industry came about as a direct result of an unfortunate schoolyard incident involving, believe it or not, the low-riding seat of his pants.

"The first tape I made was about my eighth-grade teacher," recalls the 30-year-old rapper, whose real name is Joseph Foreman. "She got me kicked out of school for sagging my pants, which was a big deal back then. So I wrote this song about her and it sold about 400 copies: it was selling to teachers, students, just about everybody. And I realized that, even though I wasn't at school, my song was at school, so in a way I was still there. All these people would come by my house just to give me comments about how cool they thought the song was."

That episode was precisely the proverbial 'kick in the pants' Afroman needed to satisfy his burgeoning musical aspirations. Using a low-cost microphone, tape deck and mixer -- purchased by his parents to "keep him out of trouble" -- the novice rapper went from ragging on his teacher to crafting spirited tapes filled with his patented mixture of perceptive humor and straight-from-the-street sentiments.

"I'd hustle to all the swap meets in LA until security ran me out," he remembers adding that he initially lived in the infamous South Central section of Los Angeles before moving, as a teenager, to Palmdale, California. "I also went to all the low-rider shows and Venice Beach. Basically, any function where I thought I could flip over a dollar and expose people to my music."

That hustling ultimately paid off when "Because I Got High" from THE GOOD TIMES, his debut full-length CD, became the most popular summer song of 2001. A hilarious ode to the pitfalls of smoking marijuana, the track was a Top Ten tune in over a dozen countries, with the album certified gold in the United States.

"In two minutes, eleven seconds, I had written a hit, but before that it had taken me nearly seven months to recognize I had a marijuana problem," says the now-reformed rapper. "It was only then that I realized everyone talks about smoking weed, but no one ever really talks about the effects of marijuana. We know about the effects of drinking beer, we know about the effects of looking at a naked lady, but nobody knew about the effects of smoking weed. Actually, the problem was more that the people who did know weren't songwriters; they were just dudes walking down the beach or whatever. So I decided to write that song."

Now, Afroman is following up the worldwide success of that recording with the aptly titled AFROHOLIC ... THE EVEN BETTER TIMES, a comprehensive, two-disc collection -- released on his home-grown Hungry Hustler Records label -- showcasing forthright lyrics, skilled guitar work and infectious hooks. Whether raising the roof with "Let's Get High Tonight," reliving painful "Ghetto Memories" or simply "Hittin' Switches," every hip-hop-infused cut is hard-rocking and undeniably heartfelt.

At the same time, while most of the tracks admittedly focus upon having a good time, listeners who know Afroman solely through "Because I Got High" are in for a surprise. "I caught a lot of flak for having so many drug references in my music, so on this album I wanted to give cats a few songs that are really good but don't say anything about drugs," reveals the singer. "For example, on 'Cali Swangin',' I'm talking about low-riding, which I really love to do. That's one of my hobbies -- it's kind of like skateboarding to me. I've also got another tune called 'Just My Paranoia' that's simply my interpolation of the song 'Just My Imagination.'"

Regardless of the subject, for Afroman the most important thing, both in creating the music and sharing it with fans, is that he and his audience are having fun. "Music was really made for a good time," he notes, adding that key influences include classic hip-hop heroes like Too Short, DJ Quik and 2 Live Crew. "Nowadays, most Los Angeles rappers want to kill you, which is natural, because it's LA, and a lot of those dudes are gang members who've come off the street. Well, I don't really care about this guy trying to kill me in the verse; I just like the funk he's rapping to. So on AFROHOLIC ... THE EVEN BETTER TIMES, I decided to fillet all the bullshit. I tried to get rid of all the hostility and animosity out there that usually goes with the funk, and just rap with clever, uplifting lyrics."

Ever since the eighth-grade expulsion that kick-started his career, Afroman has striven to fuse the finest early rap elements with modern-day attitudes, creating high-spirited yet unquestionably up-to-the-minute melodies. From his perspective, if the tunes sound a tad familiar, that's fine, so long as his fans are smiling, dancing and, most important of all, having a grand time.

"You know how all Mercedes Benzes look related to each other?" he asks. "Well, I don't want my music to be the equivalent of an Impala or a damned Cadillac, where one day it looks like a coupe, the next day it looks like a truck, and tomorrow it may look like a freakin' helicopter or something. I want to give cats the best of the future and, of course, maintain the past. Kind of like Mercedes Benz does with the look of their cars, where you can always see the resemblance. I want people to think of AFROHOLIC ... THE EVEN BETTER TIMES as a great '80s West Coast disc where the guy's not killing everybody. I want them to spend their $17 or whatever and, when all is said and done, just feel happy."

http://www.myspace.com/afromanmusic

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