Flo Rida

Friday, June 28

8:00PM

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Flo Rida

Feel-good party rapper Flo Rida was one of the best-selling artists of the 2000s, notching a handful of international hit singles and Billboard chart-toppers. Unsurprisingly a native Floridian, the MC toured as a teenager with 2 Live Crew’s Fresh Kid Ice and began popping up on high-profile mixtapes by 2006 (most notably on DJ Khaled’s “Bitch I’m from Dade County,” where he joined Rick Ross, Trick Daddy, Trina, and Dre of Cool & Dre). Signed to the Atlantic-distributed Poe Boy that year, he recorded Mail on Sunday, which was released in March of 2008. “Low,” featuring T-Pain, was the album’s lead single; it reached the top of the Billboard Hot 100. A year later he returned with the album R.O.O.T.S. (Route of Overcoming the Struggle), featuring the massive club hit “Round,” which introduced the world to Kesha. Only 1 Flo, Pt. 1 appeared in 2010, with some tracks produced by dance music stars like Axwell, Benny Blanco, and David Guetta. On his 2012 release, Wild Ones, productions from Dr. Luke, Avicii, and Axwell continued along this dance direction. The album offered up three big hits: “Whistle,” “Good Feeling,” and “Wild Ones,” featuring Sia. Three years later, Flo Rida reappeared with his fourth EP, My House, which included the eponymous hit single. A series of singles followed, including “Hello Friday” with Jason Derulo, “At Night” with Liz Eliasand Akon, “Zillionaire,” “Cake” featuring 99 Percent, and “Dancer.”

 

Bell Biv DeVoe

Multi-platinum group Bell Biv DeVoe — Ricky Bell, Mike Bivins and Ron DeVoe — are back with “Run,” the Erick Sermon-produced single that captures the BBD sound with hip hop beats, R&B harmonies and new jack swing. The group also announces the January 27, 2017 release of its anticipated new album, “Three Stripes ≡.”

(BBD) have been bridging the gap between R&B and Hip-Hop music with a pop-feel-appeal-to-it for more than 25 years. A direct byproduct of the hugely successful 1980’s vocal quintet “New Edition”, “BBD” merged the irresistible sounds of Hip-Hop beats, New Jack Swing and R&B harmonies

The group’s wildly successful debut album Poison sold 4 million copies and featured 4 classic hits. In addition to the the Platinum selling title track, the album featured “Do Me,” “When Will I See You Smile Again,” and “BBD…I Thought It Was Me.”  BBD’s follow up album, “WBBD-Bootcity” (A Remix LP)“ sold over 700,000 units, while the 1993 album Hootie Mack was gold-certified.

Presently, the group is still going strong! BBD’s many accolades include numerous Grammy nominations, three American Music Awards, two Soul Train Awards, countless “Keys to The City,” as well as an abundance of esteemed salutations for their many humanitarian efforts. Not only do they continue to tours regularly as BBD, [as members of New Edition] they have been honored with the Lifetime Achievement Awards from both Soul Train and BET. Not to mention, most recently, coproducing the BET bio-pic; The New Edition Story. The 3 part miniseries has been seen by over 29 million viewers domestically and abroad. Ricky, Mike and Ron are stronger today than ever before. Since the early days with New Edition, BBD has sold over 20 million albums worldwide and has won the hearts of millions of fans globally.

BBD’s extraordinary accomplishments have set them apart from their peers and have cemented them as pioneering icons in their own right.

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