Gucci Mane, Carnage - UIC Pavillion525 S Racine Ave Chicago,IL
11/09/2018 6:30 PM - 11/09/2018 8:30 PM
Iconic Atlanta MC Gucci Mane is widely ranked among the most gifted rappers of his generation. He made a triumphant return with critically acclaimed “Everybody Looking,” an album which he completed in just six short days. “Everybody Looking” made an incredible chart debut, coming out at #1 on Soundscan/Billboard’s Top Current Albums chart. Gucci has returned with unparalleled gusto, still backed by his beloved and familiar sound, but with a new air of confidence showcased in his recent projects “Woptober,” The Return of East Atlanta Santa” which featured the platinum-selling “Both ft. Drake,” and the Metro Boomin produced “Drop Top Wop.” He has graced the covers of The New York Times, The Fader, XXL, CR Men’s Book, Paper Magazine and High Snobiety to name a few. Gucci Mane released his book titled “The Autobiography of Gucci Mane” on September 19th, followed by album “Mr. Davis” on October 13th. Gucci Mane has made a number of high profile TV appearances throughout 2017, including Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Trevor Noah and an exclusive interview on MTV News. In addition, his wedding special and 10-episode reality series, Gucci Mane & Keyshia Ka’Oir: The Mane Event premiered exclusively via BET and received the highest ratings for a premiere in BET history. Just two months after the release of “Mr. Davis,” Gucci surprised fans by releasing his street album “El Gato: The Human Glacier.” 2017 saw Gucci Mane as one of hip-hop’s most prolific and admired artists, which will only continue in 2018.
Diamante Blackmon, better known by his stage name DJ Carnage, or sometimes simply Carnage, is an American Trap and House DJ and producer from Los Angeles.
Carnage fell in love with electronic dance music during his high school days, during which time he was a fan of the likes of Dutch maestros Headhunterz, and Alpha Twins. A trip to the Electric Daisy festival, an event that showcases a variety of electronic music, from dubstep to electro, confirmed his desire to start creating trap and house beats.
After learning his craft in his bedroom, Carnage had his first big break in 2012, when his trap remix of the club classic, “Spaceman” by Hardwell, became one of the most played tracks at festivals that summer. He then went on to prove he wasn’t going to be a one hit wonder when one of his beats was used on the collaborative party anthem “Big Spender”, which was recorded by rappers and fashionistas, A$AP Rocky and Theophilous London. He then decided to produce for more underground rappers G-Eazy, and Fool’s Gold artist Katie Got Bandz.
In 2013, Carnage embarked on a massive tour of the US, entitled the “6 Rings Tour”, in homage to the basketballer Michael Jordan. He has also played at various electronic music festivals internationally. Recently, Carnage collaborated with brash dubstep producer Borgore for the track “Incredible”
Outside of his production, he currently has a radio show on Sirius XFM and is a strong advocate of Mexican fast food, with his vocal support for chain Chipotle, leading to him gaining free burritos for life. In late 2013, Carnage was featured on the cover of “DJ Times”. Carnage has stated that if he hadn’t found music, he would have tried to begin a career as a Tornado Chaser.
Omar Pineiro, known professionally as Smokepurpp, is an American rapper from Miami, Florida. Pineiro released his first music video "It’s Nothin" with Lil Ominous on September 23, 2014. Pineiro initially found success on the audio distribution platform SoundCloud in 2016 after his song "Ski Mask" and "Audi" went viral. Originally a producer, Pineiro is one of the most known figures of the "SoundCloud rap" movement due to his influence on artists such as Lil Pump who have since entered the mainstream music market.
Pineiro released his debut commercial mixtape Deadstar on September 28, 2017, and the mixtape peaked at number 42 on the Billboard 200 albums chart.