DJ Quik is an American rapper, actor, and record producer. (Facebook/DJ Quik)
Los Angeles radio station 93.5 KDAY FM has revealed the lineup for its fifth-annual Krush Grooeve live event, featuring performances from Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Redman with Method Man, DJ Quik, Too $hort, Daz and WC, Tha Eastsidaz, Lady of Rage and 2 II None.
It will play the Forum on Saturday, April 19.
Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Friday, January 31 at 10 a.m. and will be available at www.livenation.com.
A celebration of old school rap music and hip-hop culture, Krush Groove has grown to become a must-see date on the So-Cal concert calendar. This year’s edition promises to be the biggest yet as another L.A. music fixture.
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony’s unique combination of rapid-fire rhymes and smooth harmonies has made them one of hip-hop’s most successful groups with over 50 million records sold to date. Their haunting 1997 hit, “Tha Crossroads,” earned them a Grammy Award.
Redman burst onto the scene in the 90’s with a string of Def Jam hits including “Whateva Man” and “Rockafella.” His collaborations with Method Man, such as the 1999 album Blackout! and the 2001 film How High brought still more acclaim. Likewise, Method Man’s own work, both as a member of the Wu-Tang Clan and with solo projects like Tical, rate among the genre’s best.
Mixing infectious beats and hustler bravado, DJ Quik has built a Platinum career both as a solo artist and record producer.
Too $hort is a pioneer of Bay Area hip-hop. His revered status is backed by an incredible catalog that spans over thirty years in the industry and includes 19 albums—10 of which have earned gold and/or platinum plaques.
WC (pronounced “Dub-C”) has starred both as a solo artist and as a member of Ice Cube’s Westside Connection.
Daz (also known as Daz Dillinger) collaborated with Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg on their touchstone releases The Chronic and Doggystyle. He also teamed with Kurupt to form Tha Dogg Pound before going solo.
An offshoot of Snoop Dogg’s LBC Crew, Tha Eastsidaz scored a Platinum debut with Snoop Dogg Presents Tha Eastsidaz in 2000. After a brief hiatus, the group, reenergized with a new lineup and focus, reemerged in 2005.
Lady of Rage hit the Top 5 on the Billboard rap single chart with “Afro Puffs” in 1994 and #7 on the R&B Album chart with her 1997 debut full length Necessary Roughness. She has also contributed to tracks by Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Gang Starr and more.
2 II None shook the 1990’s West Coast underground with tracks like “Be True to Yourself.”
The Forum recently reopened following an extensive $100 million reinvention, with a sold-out, six-night residency by the Eagles.