Next week, Atlanta-based entertainment company Rival Entertainment will helm two special concerts featuring critically-acclaimed songstress Nneka and Hip-Hop legend Snoop Dogg.
After years of popularity overseas courtesy of her first two albums (Victim of Truth and No Longer at Ease), the Nigerian born Nneka has launched her second extensive US tour to promote her latest LP Concrete Jungle.
Equally adept at both singing and emceeing, the young singer lists Fela Kuti, Lauryn Hill, and Mos Def among her influences. Nnekas Atlanta show takes on February 9 at the Vinyl venue (www.vinyl-atlanta.com), with Rival Entertainment and Muddy Water splitting promotional duties.
Advance tickets can be purchased for $10, and $12 the day of the show at http://www.ticketalternative.com.
Opening for Nneka will be singer Julie Dexter, and DJ duties for the evening will be handled by DJ Salah Ananse.
Snoop Dogg will make a rare Atlanta appearance the following day (February 10) as part of his Wonderland N Malice Tour. The rapper last appeared in the city in October as part of the BET Hip-Hop Awards, where he performed some his classic singles (Gin and Juice), and shared the stage with Dorrough, Soulja Boy, Nipsey Hussle, and Jim Jones.
In December, Snoop reached a milestone in releasing his 10th studio album, Malice n Wonderland. The third single I Wanna Rock charted as a Top 10 Rap Single, and last month featured a remix with Jay-Z.
The singles Rob Base It Takes Two sample has proved popular with emcees, and has been freestyled over by the likes of Raekwon, Ludacris, Busta Rhymes, Styles P, Juelz Santana, and Crooked I.
Opening for Snoop will be The Mind Creatures, and local live band Psychi Oragami. The concert takes place from Center Stage, located at 1374 West Peachtree St, Atlanta, GA.
Tickets for Snoops one night only performance are available now at http://www.ticketmaster.com. For more information on other upcoming Rival Entertainment events, visit http://www.rivalentertainment.com.