Sprite Is Bringing Mobb Deep On The 29th Of August
Its official, Kool Out is excited to confirm that Sprite is bringing the legendary crew Mobb Deep August 29th at Zone 6 Venue to wrap up the Sprite Uncontainable Hip Hop talent search.
Sprite has spent the last 4 months travelling across South Africa looking for the next top talent in emceeing, dancing, and graffiti. This search will culminate in a final showdown at Zone 6 where the winner will be crowned.
In addition, the lineup will be filled with some of South Africa’s top Hip Hop acts including K.O., Reason, Revivolution, Vigi, STTS, Mr. X, Capital and I.D.
Kool Out out has been synonymous with quality international acts since 2009 hosting legends such as DJ Babu, Ras Kass, People Under the Stairs, Blu and Exile, Talib Kweli, and more. Mobb Deep has been an influential tandem producing some of the biggest hits of the 90s including the classic anthem “Shook Ones”.
Prodigy and Havoc have been rapping together ever since they met as teenagers while attending the Graphic Arts High School in Manhatten. In the early 1990s, they adopted the stage name Mobb Deep and released their debut album, “Juvenile Hell”. Their 1995 follow-up, “The Infamous”, was an enormous success due to their hit singles “Shook Ones, Part II” and “Survival of the Fittest”. To this day, it is considered an East Coast rap classic, alongside albums such as Nas’ “Illmatic” and the Notorious B.I.G.’s “Ready to Die”.
All of their subsequent albums have sold well, but 1999’s “Murda Muzik” was particularly successful, earning them their first Platinum album. In 2000, Prodigy also released a successful solo album, “H.N.I.C.”. As natives of Queensbridge, NY, Havoc and Prodigy rap about their experiences growing up in the projects. Their lyricism has an aura of truth that has been severely lacking in conventional gangsta rap. Their beats, produced mostly by Havoc, are characterized by heavy brushes on snare drum and haunting instrumental riffs. The result is a distinctly atmospheric, gritty sound that has become known to hip-hop heads as “Mobb Phonics”. Far from glorifying gang violence, Mobb Deep can be considered the pioneers of “reality rap”, a style of hip-hop that presents an accurate, observational picture of the inner-city. Their credibility, blunt honesty, and grimy sound has earned them respect in the rap game for over a decade, and they continue to maintain a loyal fanbase, in the streets and elsewhere.
Pre-sold tickets will be available for R1oo and R120 at the door.