Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Drake Sells out Show in ATL in less than 5 hours

Within five hours of tickets going online, Young Money affiliate and former Degrassi High actor, Drake sells out his first show in Atlanta at The Loft on May 2nd.

Drake has created a deafening buzz for himself by just recently coming off tour with rap- turned-rock star Lil’ Wayne and a mixtape titled “So Far, So Gone” that has been all the talk of major magazines,online music mags and hip hop blogs. This will be his first time headlining a show in Atlanta.

Opening for Drake is the critically acclaimed Def Jux signee, Danny!. Just recently climbing his way into the top 10 slots on Billboard charts worldwide with his single “Just Friends”, Danny! is off of hiatus and back to performing. While dropping last year’s sonically-lauded “And I Love H.E.R., Danny! has found a cult following within the music community, all the while staying relevant in a mixtape/download happy climate.

Atlanta-based act Jaspects is a recent addition to the lineup. Jaspects’ newest effort, “The Polkadotted Stripe,” hits shelves with high praise from music lovers and critics, alike. “PDS” features some of Atlanta’s top rising talent including: Janelle Monae, PJ Morton, and Chantae Cann. Selections from Jaspects’ catalog have been featured in the award-winning film “Hustle and Flow” and CNN’s groundbreaking “Black in America” documentary. In January 2009, Jaspects was featured on the Millennium Stage at The Kennedy Center in Washington DC.

Coupled along with Drake’s heavy buzz, promotional efforts fueled by Shameless Plug (Jerald McBride, Fadia Kader, Bem Joiner, Jabari Graham) and ComeUpKids promotion helped to sell out the May2nd show. Within 24 hours of setting up an event invite on Facebook,and using a new found promotional tool in, the show received over 1900 RSVP’s, helping the show sell out once tickets were provided online .

1 comment:

IAmATVJunkie said...

Question: Doesn't his Degrassi experience cut seriously into his street cred?

Not that I know much about this stuff, I'm a bit older than the demographic, but it seems to me being on a Canadian teen drama isn't the usual background for a hip hop star.