Merry Jane Presents: Rubba Band Business Tour
Special Guest: Belly
Friday, January 27th, 2017
7:30 pmBrooklyn Bowl Las Vegas
$30.00 - $115.00 +
This event is 18 and over
$30 general admission. $35 day of show.
$55 club level.
$115 The 'All Business' VIP Experience.
All guests must have a valid government/state issued ID for entry to the venue. No refunds.
TICKETS PURCHASED IN PERSON AT THE BOX OFFICE INCLUDE A $2 BOX OFFICE FEE
All general admission tickets are standing room only.
PRICES INCLUDE NEVADA'S 9% LIVE ENTERTAINMENT TAX
Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas is excited to offer special room discounts via Caesars Hotels & Resorts for traveling fans. For hotel rooms use promo code: BRB15 at www.caesars.com applicable for rooms at The LINQ Hotel and the Flamingo.
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“I'm a producer, I never considered myself a rapper,” admits Juicy J born Jordan Michael Houston. “So I always kept my ear to the street and always tried to find out what was the next big thing, what was hot.” When the North Memphis native released his debut solo mixtape project, 2009’s Chronicles Of the Juice Man, he kept the talent localized, with features including former Three 6 Mafia member Crunchy Black and J’s older brother Project Pat. The tape was Certified Gold, but that wasn’t enough for the Juice Man. He continued to release mixtapes year after year, dropping a whopping three mixtapes in 2011 (including the critically acclaimed Blue Dream & Lean). Consistently checking for new talent, J would meet newer Rap acts on Twitter and forge relationships. It was there that Juicy J met Wiz Khalifa and the result of that friendship was a coveted spot in Wiz’s Taylor Gang (and 1/3 owner of Taylor Gang Records). While Wiz built a solid foundation out of his Taylor Gang army, Juicy J is building one of his own. Welcome to the “Trippy Movement.”
The Trippy Movement originated out of Juicy J’s decision to keep his music real to himself. “Everything changed once we got the Academy Award. A lot of money kicked in,” J recalls. “[Three 6 Mafia] went through a transition where the label was trying to tell us how to make the music, and they wanted the music to go in this kind of a way, in a Pop way and all this extra stuff. You go through those transitions when you've been in the game a long time. You just grow.” For Juicy J, though, the choice was to swim the mainstream to the tune of the music he wanted to make. As for the origin of the word trippy? “A lot of people connect the Trippy Movement with drugs, but it can be however you feel,” he says. “I mean, I always say being trippy, you do what you want when you want. So it's whatever you feel, what makes you happy. Kind of like being rebellious. It's being like, ‘Fuck everything else, I'm going to just do me!’” His self-funded movement proved to be fruitful in more ways than one. From selling “We Trippy Mane” t-shirts on his website (thejuicyj.com) to cups and other merchandise, Juicy J found an extra entrepreneurial income he never planned on making.
As he maintains that Stay Trippy mantra, Juicy J embarks on his debut solo project, aptly titled Stay Trippy (Sony/Columbia). “It's pretty much like my last mixtape, Blue Dream & Lean. Me being ratchet,” Juicy J promises. The project is more focused, as Juicy J is in total control, and being given what he likes to consider the freedom to do whatever he wants creatively. His forward thinking production-cap remains on as J crafts a project that still appeals to Three 6 Mafia members, but speaks to Hip-Hop’s next generation as well. The flagship single “Bandz A Maker Her Dance” has already made its rounds recently gaining Platinum certification, originating on Juicy J’s Twitter page. “I put ‘Bandz A Make Her Dance’ out myself on Twitter and it popped on the Billboard charts and it was climbing the Billboard charts,” he explains. Other bangers include the contagious “Bounce It,” where Juicy is flanked by Trey Songz and Wale, as they ride over the ricocheting beat. The Weeknd checks in on the woozy “One Of Those Nights,” along with a cameo from the late Pimp C on the Traptastic “Smokin’ Rollin.”
Justin Timberlake appears on the splashy “The Woods,” as he provides an intoxicating hook while Juicy woos a new object of his affection. “Justin's from Memphis; I've been knowing him for a while,” he says of his relation to Timberlake. The track was produced by Timbaland. “When I was in the studio with Timbaland, he played the track to me with the vocals and the instrumental,” Juicy recalls. “He was like, ‘Yo, man. What do you think about this?’ I was like, ‘That's dope!’ He was like, ‘You can use it for your album.’ I was like, ‘Wow! Thanks!’ So, Timbaland kind of surprised me with that. That was like a Christmas present. I didn't even expect to get that song, but it's one of my favorite songs on the album.” There is a perfect balance of veteran collaborations and some new school flavor, as A$AP Rocky brings his Harlem flair to “Scholarship” while Juicy J’s big brother Project Pat arrives on the Southern fried “No Heart No Love.” It’s a well-rounded party. “I'm doing everything that I want to do. This is me,” Juicy J explains. “This is Juicy J individually as a person. This is me, all me. So that's what I'm giving. I'm giving the fans me, this is me personally.”
While bridging the gap between old and new fans under one trippy umbrella, Juicy J has cracked a code most veteran rappers struggle to decipher. Making uncompromised music that anyone can relate to is this producer/rapper/businessman’s forte. It might be hard out here for a pimp, but Juicy J makes it look easy. Running Sony Music is part of his five-year plan. With ambition like his, it’s bound to happen. “Why not stack millions on top of millions?” Juicy J says of his foolproof formula. “That's when you get the billions.”
In 2014, Juicy J and Katy Perry’s 6x Platinum song “Dark Horse” won the MTV Video Music Award for ‘Best Female Video’ and the American Music Award for ‘Single of the Year.’ The pair performed the song at the 2014 Grammy ® Awards and was nominated the following year in the ‘Best Pop Duo/Group Performance’ category. The song has also been recognized with a 2015 Kids’ Choice Awards nomination for ‘Favorite Song of the Year’ and 2015 iHeartRadio Music Awards nomination for ‘Best Collaboration.’ Juicy J is currently featured on two Top 10 singles, including Usher’s “I Don’t Mind” and Ne-Yo’s “She Knows,” and recently released his latest mixtape Blue Dream& Lean 2. Juicy J will release his highly anticipated Pure THC: The Hustle Continues in 2015.
Post-high school in Canada, he released a string of underground mixtapes, culminating on his 2007 full-length debut, The Revolution. The album went Gold in Canada, scored a Juno and Much Music Video Award, and solidified him as a national phenomenon. He kept releasing mixtapes, while carving out a niche as an in-demand songwriter.
Over the past several years, Belly has quickly made a name for himself as one of the most exciting and promising rising artists. Belly is a recording artist and songwriter/producer whose discography outside of his own projects includes penned records for a wide variety of A-list musical acts (notably, fellow Canadian, The Weeknd). Most recently, Belly co-wrote Beyoncé’s “6 Inch” featuring The Weeknd. The song is taken from her critically lauded visual album Lemonade, which was recently nominated for four Emmy awards. Belly himself was just honored with the “Songwriter of The Year” award at the 2016 SOCAN (Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada) Awards for his significant and outstanding contributions to popular music over the past year.
He signed to Roc Nation and unveiled 2015’s Up For Days, spawning the RIAA Gold-certified hit, “Might Not” [feat. The Weeknd], which went #1 at Rhythm Radio and properly introduced Belly to North American audiences. It paved the way for 2016’s Another Day In Paradise. A dark, dynamic, and definitive collection, the album showcases his clever wordplay and vivid lyricism alongside young luminaries like Travis Scott on “Money Go” and Kehlani on “You” as well as legends such as B-Real during the closer “Angels & Demons” and Lil Wayne on “Barely Sober.” Throughout, he distinguishes himself as poignant, poetic, and powerful voice.
“I just hope my music can help people the way music I loved help me,” he leaves off. “a song can take you back to so many great moments. That’s what I want to do.”
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