|Sat 15 Feb 2014, 3:30pm–11:00pm|
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Get ready for Rapture, a game-changing hip hop event curated by Eminem, and presented by Dainty Entertainment, with ears tuned to the streets, and eyes locked on rap’s future.
Eminem has handpicked the now, and the next, for the debut dose of Rapture.
Rapture 2014 also stars J Cole, Action Bronson, David Dallas and 360.
Rapture New Zealand 2014 Stars
Eminem: in a headline spot hot off the release of The Marshall Mathers LP 2. The Guardian said of his recent shows in Britain: “His stage presence is as potent as ever.”
A 13-time Grammy and Oscar winner, Eminem has sold 80 million albums, scanned 120 million singles and had 2.5 billion views online.
In New Zealand, Eminem remains one of the most successful chart acts of all time. Of his eight albums released here, 7 of them went to #1 – spending a combined 227 weeks in the Official NZ Top40 Charts. He has hit the top of the Singles Chart 6 times, including “Without Me” and “Lose Yourself”, and most recently with his 2010 Rihanna collaboration “Love The Way You Lie” which was the second biggest selling single that year.
RIANZ has certified The Slim Shady LP (1999) 3 x platinum, The Marshall Mathers LP (2000) 7 x platinum, The Eminem Show (2002) 9 x platinum, Encore (2004) 4 x platinum, Curtain Call (2005) 6 x platinum and Recovery (2010) 2 x platinum.
J. Cole: chart-topping rapper who got the tick of approval from Jay-Z with his clever rhymes and intriguing lyrical content, then followed through to deliver street savvy work including two No.1 albums, Cole World: The Sideline Story, and his latest Born Sinner.
Action Bronson: A former chef, this Queens MC and former XXL Cover Freshman is known for his gritty style and slick rhymes. His latest EP Saab Stories debuted Top 10 in the US and solidified his position as one of the hottest rappers today.
David Dallas: The forefront of New Zealand hip-hop, David Dallas has just released his new album Falling Into Place. The album is a continuation of form from Dallas, following on from the acclaimed The Rose Tint and Buffalo Man. It features the hard hitting, anthemic single ‘Runnin’, which is tearing up the singles charts.
360: ARIA Award winner 360 broke through with a platinum-selling album Falling And Flying, and hit singles including Boys Like You, telling true tales from familiar streets without pretending or posturing. His hook-laden tunes offer the listener a no-holds-barred, cross-genre assault - all delivered in Sixty's forthright, unique and truly relatable manner.
Lose yourself New Zealand, and get caught up in the Rapture in 2014.
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