THE LEADING LATIN URBAN MUSIC CONCERT IN LOS ANGELES ALSO FEATURES PERFORMANCES BY J BALVIN, PRINCE ROYCE, NICKY JAM, PLAN B, YANDEL, FARRUKO, BECKY G, J ALVAREZ, LIL JON, J QUILES, ZION & LENNOX AND ALEX SENSATION
TICKETS FOR CALIBASH 2016 AVAILABLE AT WWW.AXS.COM
Los Angeles, CA. (January 15, 2016)–Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc. (SBS) (NASDAQ: SBSA), the favorite station of millennial Latinos in Los Angeles, MEGA 96.3FM announced the Calibash 2016 full line-up headlined by Snoop Dogg and featuring performances by J Balvin, Prince Royce, Nicky Jam, Plan B, Yandel, Farruko, Becky G, J Alvarez, Lil Jon, J Quiles, Zion & Lennox, Alex Sensation and Henry Santos. Calibash 2016, hosted by KXOL Mega 96.3FM, La Musica and produced by AEG Live and Latin Events will take place on Sunday, January 24, 2016 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, California. Tickets available for purchase at www.axs.com.
With more than 135,000 tickets sold since its inception, Calibash has become the leading Latin urban music concert in Los Angeles and will feature in its 2016 edition a performance by world renowned music icon Snoop Dogg. Hailing from Los Angeles, just like Calibash, Snoop Dogg conquered the music world and transformed rap and hip-hop music with his signature sounds and stage presence.
Nicknamed Snoop by his mother because of his appearance, Calvin Broadus (born October 20, 1972) was raised in Long Beach, California. Snoop began recording homemade tapes with his friend Warren G, who happened to be the stepbrother of N.W.A.'s Dr. Dre. Warren G gave a tape to Dre, who was considerably impressed with Snoop's style and began collaborating with the rapper. When Dre decided to make his tentative first stab at a solo career in 1992 with the theme song for the film Deep Cover, he had Snoop rap with him. “Deep Cover” started a buzz about Snoop that escalated into full-fledged mania when Dre released his own debut album, The Chronic, on Death Row Records late in 1992. Snoop rapped on The Chronic as much as Dre, and his drawled vocals were as important to the record's success as its P-Funk bassgrooves. Dre's singles Nuthin' But a ‘G' Thang” and “Dre Day,” which prominently featured Snoop, became Top Ten pop crossover hits in the spring of 1993, setting the stage for Snoop's much-anticipated debut album, Doggystyle. In 2016, the intentionally leaked “My Peoples” freestyle appeared. The track paid tribute to many involved in Cali's Latin rap community, so it was no big surprise when “Vato” with Cypress Hill's B Real became his next album's leadoff single. The hard and very G-funk Tha Blue Carpet Treatment triumphantly capped off a year of heavy West Coast activity. In late 2007, he recruited two hip-hop veterans — new jack swing legend Teddy Riley and West Coast hero dj Quik — and formed the production team QDT Muzic. The team oversaw Snoop's 2008 album, Ego Trippin', which included the single “Sensual Seduction.” In 2009, he issued Malice N Wonderland, the maiden release of a new alliance with the reactivated Priority label, which also signed him on as its creative chairman. He promoted the album a couple months prior to its street date when he hosted the live wrestling television broadcast WWE Raw. A year later the CD/DVD set More Malice rounded up some odds and ends from the album and packaged them with a DVD featuring the Malice N Wonderland short film. In 2011, he released Doggumentary, an album he considered the sequel to his classic debut. The album featured production from the likes of Swizz Beats, dj Khalil, and Scott Storch, while guest artists included Kanye West, John Legend, Wiz Khalifa, and Willie Nelson. Also arriving that same year was a feature film with Khalifa, Mac and Devin Go to High School, along with its accompanying soundtrack. After a 2012 trip to Jamaica, Snoop Dogg returned as Snoop Lion, and with the help of producer Diplo, he released his first all-reggae album, Reincarnated, on RCA in 2013. Another name change came later in the year when he became Snoopzilla and joined modern funkster Dâm-Funk for the project/album 7 Days of Funk. A return to Snoop Dogg came in 2015 when he partnered with Pharrell Williams for the hip-hop effort Bush. The album was introduced by the single “Peaches N Cream” and featured guest appearances from Stevie Wonder, Justin Timberlake, Robin Thicke, and Charlie Wilson (Source Billboard.com).
Colombian singer J Balvin is one of the hottest Reggaeton artists today. Multi-award winning Prince Royce is one of the leading Bachata singers that is enjoying crossover success with his latest English language production. Nicky Jam is one of the most beloved Reggaeton artists with an impressive stage presence, he conquered the world with “El Perdon;” topping the charts all over Latin America. Reggaeton’s leading duo Plan B that has taken the genre to the most important venues in Latin America with sold-out concerts. Puertorican Reggaeton musician, songwriter and record producer Yandel continued strong success after emerging from the iconic duo Wisin y Yandel. Farruko continues to redefine the genre with his lyrics, productions and collaborations. Becky G is LA’s own hottest new artists that is taking the music wold by a storm. J Alvarez is one of the iconic names of Reggaeton with dozens of musical hits. American hip hop recording artist, record producer, entrepreneur, dj and actor Lil Jon jon will perform at Calibash for the first time. J Quiles is one of Reggaeton’s hottest newcomers. Zion & Lennox are one of the genre’s most successful duos. Alex Sensation is the most influential radio dj turned performer in the US today.
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