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Thu Oct 02 00:23:28 SAST 2014

Snoop Lion set to perform in South Africa

Times LIVE | 10 May, 2013 12:47
Rapper Snoop Lion. File photo.
Image by: Courtesy of One-Eyed Jack

Multi-platinum artist Snoop Lion is coming to South Africa this month.

The Reincarnated rapper, singer-songwriter, producer, and actor is set to perform in Johannesburg on May 19, 2013 at Ellis Park Arena (Standard Bank Arena) and in Cape Town on May 21, 2013 at Grand Arena GrandWest.

Snoop will perform an array of his classic and most recent hits such as Drop It Like It’s Hot, Gin and Juice and Young, Wild and Free, as well as new material from his forthcoming reggae and dancehall inspired album, Reincarnated, promising all concert-goers an exciting live music experience. 

Snoop Lion was born Cordozar Calvin Broadus Jr. in Long Beach, California in 1971.  A Grammy award nominated rapper, producer and actor, Snoop is a legendary figure in the West Coast hip-hop scene, and one of producer Dr. Dre's earliest and most notable protégées. Snoop made his hip-hop recording debut in 1992 on Dre's debut album The Chronic, followed by his critically acclaimed debut 1993 album, Doggystyle, which climbed its way to the No. 1 spot on Billboard's hip-hop and Top 200 chart. 

Snoop has stayed in the headlines for the rest of his 20+ year career, during which he has created eleven studio albums, one collaborative album, seventeen compilation albums, one extended play, twenty mixtapes, one hundred and twenty-four singles (including seventy-two as a featured artist) and seven promotional singles, and sold more than 30 million albums worldwide.

Most recently Snoop Lion, in conjunction with VICE Media and Stampede Management, released Reincarnated, the multi-media project capturing Snoop’s exploration of reggae music and spiritual growth. The project follows the controversial journey of a modern day icon and includes a reggae-influenced album executive produced by Diplo and Major Lazer, a feature-length documentary film of Snoop's journey and career which premiered at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival to rave reviews, a photo book, and a self-sustainable gardening initiative named Mind Gardens.

In addition, Snoop recently launched his Reincarnated Track Notes App in conjunction with Cashmere Agency and Citia that provides fans with a deep-dive experience into the Reincarnated project with access to exclusive footage and commentary.

The project recently launched the documentary in select markets, with the album set for an April 22 South Africa release in conjunction with Berhane Sound System, Mad Decent, VICE Music and RCA Records.

The album features Grammy award-winners Drake, Chris Brown and T.I., rapper Busta Rhymes, Akon, UK singing star Rita Ora, pop star Miley Cyrus, as well as dancehall stars Popcaan and Mavado, and more. 

The album includes tracks La, La, La, Ashtrays and Heartbreaks, Harder Times, and the very personal No Guns Allowed, which features Drake as well as his daughter, up-and-coming artist Cori B, and shares the message of hope and peace in light of recent events around the world. 

Johannesburg
Date: May 19, 2013
Venue: Ellis Park Arena
Tickets : Golden Circle R650, Regular seated and standing R350

Cape Town
Date: May 21, 2013
Venue: Grand Arena, GrandWest
Tickets: Golden Circle R550, Regular standing R380, Seated Mezzanine R320

Doors open at 5pm.

A custom beer garden will be set up to allow Johannesburg Golden Circle ticket holders to relax before the show from 2pm.
The beer garden will have music, cold drinks and a smoking lounge as well as direct access to Golden Circle. The arena will be opened to Golden Circle ticket holders first and they will also be allowed to re-enter the beer garden after the show until midnight, to avoid the post-concert rush.

Official VIP meet & greet ticket experiences including:
Golden Circle Tickets
Post Show Meet & Greet with Snoop Lion
Photograph with Snoop Lion
Full itineraries sent in advance
Price per person: Johannesburg - R2 965, Cape Town - R2 745
Book online at www.eventtravel.com

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