|Sat 22 Feb 2014, 8:00pm|
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Get ready for Rapture, a game-changing hip-hop event curated by Eminem, and presented by Dainty Entertainment, with ears tuned to the streets, and eyes locked on rap’s future.
It's a trailblazing collaboration with hip-hop icon Eminem to do headline shows with the world’s biggest rap and urban stars across Australian stadiums in 2014.
Eminem has handpicked the now, and the next, for the debut dose of Rapture.
Rapture Australia 2014 stars:
Eminem: in a headline spot hot off the release of The Marshall Mathers LP 2, due on November 5, and billed as one of the most anticipated albums of the year. The Guardian said of his recent shows in Britain: “His stage presence is as potent as ever.”
Eminem sold out every seat of his triumphant stadium tour in Australia two years ago.
A 13-time Grammy and Oscar winner, Eminem has sold 80 million albums, scanned 120 million singles and had 2.5 billion views online.
- Kendrick Lamar
- J. Cole
In Australia, Eminem’s multi-platinum albums Recovery, Encore and The Eminem Show, and hit singles Without Me, Lose Yourself and Love The Way You Lie, are ranked on a biggest-ever sellers list in annual charts compiled by the Australian Recording Industry Association.
ARIA has certified The Marshall Mathers LP (2000) for sales of 4 x platinum, The Eminem Show (2002) 8 x platinum, Encore (2004) 4 x platinum, and Recovery (2010) 3 x platinum.
Kendrick Lamar: a blinding ray of rap genius from the sunshine state, California, with his ground breaking album, good kid, m.A.A.d city, hits Swimming Pools and Poetic Justice, and crowned the new king of the West Coast by Snoop Dogg and Dr Dre.
J. Cole: chart-topping rapper who got the tick of approval from Jay-Z with his clever rhymes and intriguing lyrical content, then followed through to deliver street savvy work including two No.1 albums, Cole World: The Sideline Story, and his latest Born Sinner.
360: Hometown hero and ARIA Award winner 360 broke through with a platinum-selling album Falling And Flying, and hit singles including Boys Like You, telling true tales from familiar streets without pretending or posturing.
“I am really excited to be working with Eminem on Rapture, an annual event with a long term vision of showcasing the best of the best in hip hop at affordable prices to the punter,” promoter Paul Dainty said.
Lose yourself, Australia, and get caught up in the Rapture in 2014.
Eminem's new album, The Marshall Mathers LP2 out November 5.
Tickets for Rapture go on sale on Thursday 31 October.
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