American hip hop star Rick Ross will join Lil Wayne at the Coca Cola Dome next month, according to Canoc Productions -promoters of the rapper’s SA tour.
In a statement the company said that an extra 2000 tickets had been released for the concert, which is set to take place at the Coca Cola Dome in Johannesburg on Friday, 9 December 2011.
They also announced that the whole Young Money Entertainment stable will be here in December:
“Corey Gunz, Gudda Gudda, Mack Maine (Young Money’s President and life-long friend of Lil Wayne), Shannel, T-Streets and Jae Millz will tour with Lil Wayne, performing at the Bellville Velodrome, Cape Town on Wednesday, 7th December followed by the concert at the Coca Cola Dome, on Friday, 9th and ending at the Wavehouse in Durban on 11th December 2011.”
Local musicians are being given the rare opportunity to compete for a chance to perform alongside one of the biggest rappers of all time, Lil Wayne.
Leading events promotion company Creating A Nation Of Composers (CANOC) has just launched a nationwide competition that seeks to find the best supporting act for the rapper’s South African tour. The eagerly-awaited contest is scheduled to kick off at 3pm today with hundreds of bands, soloists, DJs and dancers expected to enter.
CANOC Managing Director, Pleasure Letsoalo says the competition is aimed at empowering both musicians and concert goers.
“On one hand it is an opportunity for artist to expose and further solidify their brand to concert goers. On the other it is an opportunity for concert goers to create their own concert experience by choosing which artist they would like to see perform at a concert they are attending,” he explains.
To enter, bands are required to create an account at http://www.listenwithcare.co.za. This account provides a platform for contestants to upload and market their material, including videos, songs, bios and pictures on Facebook and Twitter. Fans and those wanting to attend Lil Wayne’s concert at the Coca Cola Dome on 9 December will then decide who they want to see at the concert.
Explaining further Letsoalo says, “We as the promoters do not have a say as to who performs or not. We are merely creating a fair and practical medium of getting supporting acts onto the concert [bill] and giving the fans more bang for their money.”
The competition will end on 4 December, allowing the winner to rehearse for the much-anticipated event, which will also feature top American rapper Rick Ross, of ‘Aston Martin Music’ fame.
CANOC has brought numerous international musicians to South Africa in the past few months, including Trey Songs, Tyga and DJ Premier. Although the company is well known in events circles, it was founded primarily to breathe life into the entertainment sector through managing composers, session musicians, producers and performing artists.
Letsoalo says the company is planning to roll out more initiatives aimed at bolstering local musicians. “The Lil Wayne Supporting Act Competition is just one of the strategies we are employing to satisfy our objectives. In the near future we are looking at doing much more than just a concert,” he adds.
Performers wanting to compete are strongly encouraged to log on to http://www.canoc.co.za for further details.
Cape Town: Bellville Velodrome, Wednesday, 7 December 2011, 20h00
Ticket prices: R 350, R 600
Johannesburg: Coca-Cola Dome, Friday, 9 December 2011, 20h00
Ticket prices: R 400, R 600, R 750
Durban: Wavehouse, Sunday, 11 December, 20h00
Ticket prices: R 400 and R 750
– Mio, ChillMag and The Foolstop.