Special Guest DMX, Hosted by 9th Wonder
Mar 3 , 2013
Multi-Platinum Hip Hop Superstar NAS
w/ special guest DMX, hosted by 9th Wonder!
Don’t miss one of hip hop’s most influential MCs and lyricists Nas live in concert. Following the release of his best-selling #1 new album Life Is Good, Nas was most recently nominated for four Grammy© Awards including Best Rap Album and Best Rap Performance. This exclusive concert will be hosted by Durham’s own 9th Wonder, Grammy©-winning producer, DJ and college lecturer and will feature special guest DMX, one of the best-selling hip-hop artists of all time.
Ever since a 17-year-old Nasir Bin Olu Dara Jones appeared on Main Source's 1991 classic "Live at the Barbeque," hip-hop would be irrevocably changed. Nas. Gifted poet. Confessor. Agitator. Metaphor master. Street's disciple. Political firebrand. Tongue-twisting genius. With music in his blood courtesy of famed blues musician father Olu Dara, the self-taught trumpeter attracted crowds with his playing at age 4, wrote his first verse at age 7 and, with 1994’s Illmatic, created one of the greatest hip-hop albums of all time before he could legally drink. Two decades on, Nas remains an incendiary, outspoken and brutally candid rapper on the recently released Life is Good, his tenth album and sixth to debut at the top of the Billboard 200.
Nas’s acclaimed career includes seven platinum albums, Top 5 rankings on MTV's 10 Greatest MCs of All Time, and The Source’s Top 50 Lyricists of All Time. In recent years, though, Nas has transcended mere rapper status and engaged in greater levels of philanthropy. The rapper is an avid UNICEF supporter, helping to raise funds for East African region Horn of Africa and teaming up with the family of George Harrison for the organization’s Month of Giving. The rapper also donated all proceeds of Distant Relatives, his 2010 collaboration with longtime friend Damian Marley, to help end poverty in Africa.
7:00pm – 9th Wonder
7:05pm – Kaze
7:45pm – DMX
9:30pm – Nas
Set times are approximate and subject to change.
- Everyone must have a ticket regardless of age. No one under the age of 5 admitted into the theater.
- Sunday, March 3, 2013 - 7:00 PM