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How The West Was Won

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Oct 12, 2013

Sat 5:30 PM

8808 Irvine Center Drive
Irvine, CA 92618

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Performers:

  • How The West Was Won
  • Tha Dogg Pound
  • 4 More
    • Kid Frost
    • Snoop Dogg
    • Ice Cube
    • Xzibit

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Cost

19.00 to 125.00

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Snoop Dogg: While he's toned down his interactions with the law in recent years, no rapper with such a violent and illicit past has made as much of himself as Snoop Dogg. Snoop became one of the idols of West Coast rap in the early 90s, mixing a sultry smooth voice with hard and cutthroat lyrics. Since his debut in 1993, Snoop has been steadily recording albums every couple of years and performs on tour dates that are still attended by huge crowds. His latest album, Doggumentary, is a sequel to his first album, Doggystyle, and a prime example of how Snoop hasn't forgotten his roots after all these years. To promote the album, Snoop Dogg is currently playing sold-out concert dates, with plenty of tour dates in 2011 left to go.

During his youth, Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr., began singing in the choir at the local baptist church, eventually starting to rap in the sixth grade. Snoop attended Long Beach Polytechnic High School and was a member of the Rollin' 20 Crips. In his free time, Snoop began recording freestyle sessions with his friend Warren G and his cousin Nate Dogg. Snoop Dogg's freestyle over En Vogue's "Hold On" was heard by Dr. Dre at a party and Snoop was invited to the studio for an audition. Snoop began his commercial career with appearances on Dr. Dre's debut solo album, The Chronic, and on the single "Nuthin' but a 'G' Thang". Hype for Snoop's debut 1993 album was increased by the success of Dr. Dre's solo album and Snoop Dogg's own murder charges; Doggystyle ended up going four times platinum after just a year and sold more copies than The Chronic.

Snoog Dogg's newfound status as a rap star led to a series of tour dates and further spread the word about the LBC rapper. Snoop Dogg's follow-up album, The Doggfather, was released in 1996, shortly after Dr. Dre left Death Row Records. The album was produced largely by DJ Pooh and Daz Dillinger, and featured a slower, softer sound than Snoop's previous G-funk sound. Growing tired of Suge Knight and Death Row, Snoop opted to sign with Master P's label, No Limit Records, in 1998 and released his next three albums with the label. Snoop's music radically evolved in 2002 with Paid tha Cost to Be da Boss, which showed the dissolution of his gangsta image and sound and the birth of his pimp image and smoother sound. This era also saw Snoop Dogg playing concert dates to stadiums full of people, further cementing his status as a mainstream icon.

Ice Cube: Ice Cube started a rap revolution as a teenager when his rap group, N.W.A., took the world by storm with Straight Outta Compton, in 1988. After embarking on a solo career, Ice Cube has become a Platinum recording star and one of Hollywood's most in-demand actors and producers. He launched an even more successful movie career at the turn of the millennium and continues to rap, record, and produce. Currently on the road, Ice Cube tour dates are scheduled throughout 2011. Don't miss a date on the Ice Cube concert calendar (2011); Use Eventful as your source for Ice Cube tour dates and venue information.

Born in the gritty area of South Central, Ice Cube and N.W.A. caused a stir in the late '80s with their description of Compton life. In 1989, Ice Cube embarked on a solo career and released his Platinum debut in 1990. In the mid-90s, Ice Cube formed the rap supergroup, Westside Connection, with Mack 10 and WC. In 1991, Ice Cube plunged into an acting career after being asked by John Singleton to star in Boyz n the Hood, which chronicled a life similar to Ice Cube's own upbringing. The hit film spurred further movie roles with Ice Cube becoming a Hollywood titan. He wrote and produced the hit film, Friday, and its various sequels.

In total, Ice Cube has sold over ten million albums, recorded nine studio efforts, and starred in over twenty hit films. As a writer/producer he is responsible for the Friday, Barbershop, and Are We There Yet?, francishes. Ice Cube is truly "America's Most Wanted", in terms of his Hollywood cache. Upcoming projects include his starring role in the film, 21 Jump Street and Last Friday, both scheduled for release in 2012. In the meantime, you can catch Ice Cube on the road. He is currently promoting his latest album, I Am The West, which was released in 2010. Ice Cube tour dates are currently scheduled across the nation throughout 2011. Don't miss a date on the Ice Cube concert schedule (2011); Use Eventful as your source for Ice Cube tour dates and venue information.

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