Nelly, 3OH!3, Sick Puppies and More in Tri-Cities [VIDEOS]
107.3 KFFM welcomes The Blizzard Music Tour featuring Nelly, 3OH3!, Sick Puppies, Cali Swag District, and Big Reeno – Friday, March 11th to the Toyota Center in Kennewick. Tickets are on sale now and 107.3 VIP Members will have chances to get their hands free tickets…be listening and make sure you are a 107.3 VIP for the most chances at winning!
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In November 2010, savvy pop-rapper Nelly released his studio album Nelly 5.0, and the midtempo hip hop ballad “Just A Dream” struck a chord with pop fans. It swiftly became Nelly’s first top 10 hit in five years. Hailing from St. Louis, Mo., Nelly first came onto the scene nationally in 2000 with his summer hit “Country Grammar,” following with smash hits “Ride Wit Me” and “Hot in Herre.” Nelly’s locale certainly informs his rapping style, which is as much country as urban, and his dialect as well, which is as much Southern drawl as Midwestern twang, embracing a singalong vocal style that made his hooks catchier than his colleagues.
3OH!3 began in an apartment in Boulder with two guys (Sean Foreman and Nathaniel “Nat” Motte) and a computer. In 2007 their self-released album fell into the hands of Photo Finish Records label president Matt Galle. Sean and Nat soon began recording their 2008 success Want, and their first single “Don’t Trust Me” crawled up the charts for 15 months to attain the number one spot at pop radio, going double platinum and selling over 2.6 million tracks in the process. In January 2010, 3OH!3 began recording Streets of Gold, their first single being “My First Kiss” featuring the glittery Ke$ha.
Sick Puppies don’t do things halfway. The Australian band made their video debut independently with the first single, “All the Same,” shot in a Sydney shopping mall in which a man held up a hand-written placard offering passersby “Free Hugs.” The clip attracted over 43 million views on YouTube alone, and spawned a world-wide phenomenon. Three years later, Sick Puppies are back with a new album. Together they’ve created a sound that reflects the past four whirlwind years spent in the rock and roll fast lane, on the grueling tour grind, honing their chops until they were a finely tuned powerhouse ready to let loose with the anger, frustration and triumphs built up from all that road work. On their new album, Tri-Polar, Sick Puppies sees the glass as not just half-full, but brimming over with the kind of solid-rock anthems that’ll remind even the most cynical that absolutely anything is possible.
Cali Swag District
The New Generation of Hip Hop Comprised of rapper/DJ C-Smoove, rappers Yung and JayAre, along with their resident dancer M-Bone, they are long-time friends hailing from the streets of Inglewood. Cali Swag District (CSD), ve created a great deal of buzz and crowded club dance-floors with its infectiously hypnotic single, “Teach Me How to Dougie”. C-Smoove, 19, is like the general of the group. Yung, 19, is just a fan of good music. JayAre, 19, is the cool laid-back one, but don’t get it twisted, he says, “I get the job done when playing my part in the District.” M-Bone, 19, a big fan of acts like Michael Jackson and New Edition, considers himself to be the wild one of the group.
Big Reeno is a young, emerging hip hop sensation currently residing in the Midwest. Born in Westside Africa (Nigeria), Big Reeno has been writing and performing music since he was seven years old and has worked and performed with Hip Hop stars such as T-pain, The Game, Tech N9ne, LA COKA NOSTRA, MTV’s Making The Band’s DAY 26, Murs, ILL BILL, Nipsey Hussle, Sean Price, Ruste Juxx & more. Currently, Big Reeno is busy taking his electrifying stage performances around the college and club circuit in the Midwest.