News: Rick Ross, Young Jeezy & Soulja Boy To Invade ATL's Birthday Bash
Friday, Jun 12, 2009 5:49PM
Rick Ross, Young Jeezy, Soulja Boy Tell Em and more have been announced to perform at the upcoming 14th annual Birthday Bash concert this month in Georgia.
Taking place in Atlanta, the event will feature a predominantly Southern line-up of artists for ATL radio station 107.9's concert.
Jeezy has the task of closing the concert that also features Rick Ross, Gucci Mane, OJ Da Juiceman, Soulja Boy Tell'em, Yung L.A., Trey Songz, Young Dro, Hurricane Chris, Jeremih, Keri Hilson, F.L.Y., Lil' Will, Pleasure P and Plies. Birthday Bash 14 takes place June 20 at Philips Arena in Atlanta. (MTV)
Previous showcases were highlighted by Jeezy's surprise guests which have included Kanye West and Jay-Z.
"I gave you a show," he said from the event last year. "[At the] Birthday Bash two years ago, I brought out Jay-Z. Shout-outs to Hov. It's about topping it. Making people step their game up. Relationships is everything. When you really know people, you tell them, 'Come through, we got Birthday Bash. Be there,' and they there? To me, that means everything. This year I called out Dream, Kanye, Usher, Blood Raw...I'm from Atlanta, so they pretty much see you every day. They know you gonna come out, but when you bring those special people out, it just gives it that extra umph." (VH1)
Jeezy recently headlined New York City radio station Hot 97's Summer Jam concert last weekend.
"Here's Busta [Rhymes] all f*cking crazy," XXL Magazine EIC Vanessa Satten wrote from the event. "Jadakiss. Swizz [Beatz]' 'All Right, Okay'. The Ruff Ryder Movement will be back in effect in 2010...Ok, D-Block is over - time to take a break. Mary J [Blige]!!!! Method Man and Redman on stage...Young Jeezy...Jeezy brings out Drake. Crowd flips...'Best I Ever Had' Now 'Put On' Jay-Z on stage. Jigga. Hova. Crowd. Flipping. 'Death of Autotune' This is the death of autotune, moment of silence. T-Pain...Maino, 'All the Above.' Lil Kim." (XXLStaff's Twitter)
Aside from the upcoming event, Jeezy recently spoke on his upcoming projects and the status of today's hip-hop.
"I don't do autotune, so sh*t, it might be the death of autotune," Jeezy said in an interview referring to Jay's "Death of Autotune" song. "All you autotune n*ggas might be in trouble...The album, n*ggas it's on the way. Don't even know when that motherf*cker is dropping, but it's on the way. The third [Thug] Motivation: 103, you know? I got the USDA album about to drop...The mixtape just dropped, Trappin' Ain't Dead, all you motherf*ckers are just scared and that's why I'm out here and that's why I'm gonna ride to the end." (My Fabolous Life)
The 14th Annual Birthday Bash is currently scheduled to take place Saturday, June 20th.