News: Trina, Twista & Hip-Hop Legend Heat Up NBA All-Star Weekend Festivities [Video]
Friday, Jan 24, 2014 10:23PM
Rap stars Trina, Twista and Big Daddy Kane are reportedly going to receive some shine next month courtesy of the first-ever All Star Music Experience three-day celebration.
According to reports, the festivities will go down in Louisiana and showcase a slew of notable hip-hop acts including Drumma Boy and Kid Capri.
The first ever "All Star Music Experience," produced by MP3Waxx.com and VirDiKO.com, kicks off Friday, Feb. 14th through Sunday, Feb. 16th during All Star weekend in New Orleans, Louisiana. The unprecedented 3-day event will honor Trina, Twista and Big Daddy Kane with Lifetime Achievement Awards, and feature All Star industry panels including multi-platinum producers and celebrity DJs the likes of Drumma Boy, Erick Sermon, Young Chop, Luney Tunez, Play-N-Skillz, The Legendary Kid Capri, Bigga Rankin (Cool Running DJs), DJ Demp (Core DJs), DJ Krunch One (Street Connect DJs), and DJ Mars. Radio personalities confirmed to attend include SiriusXM's Nina 9, K Foxx, DJ Bay Bay (Dallas' KKDA K104), Wild Wayne (New Orleans' Q93) and DJ OO Kee (Columbus, Georgia's Foxie 105) and representatives from Atlantic, Def Jam, Columbia, Universal/Republic and RCA Records will be in attendance, for an unbelievable networking event. (Press Release)
Along with honoring the three hip-hop veterans, the multi-day event will also unite the industry's finest behind-the-scenes personalities.
This once in a lifetime event will bring together the best in the music industry, connecting producers, DJs, artists, radio personalities and label executives from across the country, for a much needed revitalization experience during one of the entertainment and sports industry's most popular weekends. The All Star Music Experience is for everyone - all artists, producers, songwriters, and record label executives, are invited to attend, whether signed to a major label or independent. (Press Release)
Last year, The Clipse's Pusha T credited Big Daddy's "Wrath of Kane" as being the deciding factor in ranking him the best rapper.
"First of all, I came to the conclusion that Big Daddy Kane was my favorite rapper just recently when I was creating Wrath of Caine. 'Wrath of Kane' is the record that he did that made me be like, 'You know what? He wins.' Big Daddy Kane is probably one of the flyest, most influential rappers. The Wrath of Caine was based off Big Daddy Kane's record, 'The Wrath of Kane.' That was probably the record that made me say that he was my favorite rapper, of all time, like the best, better than Rakim, which is a debate I've been going through my whole life as a youth and hip-hop addict." ("Nardwuar")
In early 2013, Big Daddy spoke on his admiration toward seeing his protégé Jay-Z turn into a rap god.
"I'm happy for him. I've always thought that dude was a good rapper and always wanted to see him achieve the best and he has," Kane said in an interview. "[Nets in Brooklyn?] That's beautiful. I love when big things happen for Brooklyn. I used to love the Nets back when Jayson Williams was playing for them. I hope they get it together and are able to contend for a championship. Even if they don't win, I'd love to see them in the playoffs and the Finals." (Complex)
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