MOVEMENT featuring Nas, 2 Chainz and more
Live Nation, Niche Productions & Muchmore Music Present
2 CHAINZ - CHIDDY BANG
JOEY BADA$$ - ANGEL HAZE
With local supports
Home Brew, David Dallas and DJ Sir-Vere
Wednesday 24th April – Auckland – Vector Arena
Live Nation, Niche Productions and Muchmore Music are proud to present, in association with American Hip-Hop legend Nas, the Movement Festival coming to New Zealand. The Movement Festival places Grammy award winning Hip Hop heavyweights, with mixtape kings and local heroes in what’s destined to takeover as THE Hip Hop and Urban event in New Zealand.
Setting a new standard, Movement looks to the future of Hip Hop and Rap whilst still catering to a solid Hip-Hop foundation, thanks to the festival’s headliner and co-curator Nas. With more than 20 years in the business and often called the greatest rapper alive, Nas is an artist who needs little or no introduction. The gifted Queens, NY lyricist has come on board as a partner for the event, hand-picking a lineup of the best local and international artists, from Grammy nominees to up and coming mixtape kings and queens.
Nas’ authority over the genre makes him the ideal candidate to command Movement’s inaugural event, and his contribution will be ongoing as he will also be involved in an artistic and programming capacity for the 2014 and 2015 events.
Nas’ 2012 LP Life Is Good has been heralded as one of the best of his 11 album spanning career. A potent collection of what he is best known for; amazing wordplay, intricately woven street stories and the best collaborations in the business it features guest spots from Rick Ross, Mary J Blige, Miguel, the late Amy Winehouse and many more. His catalogue boasts such certifiable Hip Hop classics as Made You Look, Hip Hop Is Dead, I Can, The Don, As We Enter (with Damian Marley), If I Ruled The World, It Ain’t Hard To Tell, The World Is Yours, One Love making him one of the most impressive figures in the genre ever.
Joining Nas is debatably one of the most heard voices in Rap in 2012: 2 Chainz. Another Def Jam signee, Chainz appeared on such massive tracks as Mercy (with Kanye West for Cruel Summer), Beez In The Trap (Nicki Minaj) and his own club hits Birthday Song and I Luv Dem Strippers. 2 Chainz has become a dominant force and somewhat the unofficial voice of Trap music.
Radio faves Chiddy Bang have been tearing up the Parklife circuit 2012. Flanked by certified radio and chart bangers like the ARIA chart top 10 and MGMT sampling Opposite Of Adults, Mind Your Manners or Ray Charles, Chiddy Bang bring an overwhelming party vibe to Movement’s lineup.
Also on the bill are mixtape King and Queen Joey Bada$$ and Angel Haze, who are poised to set the world on fire with their new albums in 2013. Bada$$ is known for his throwback style, leaning more on beats akin to A Tribe Called Quest than many of his contemporaries but still with a modern twist – just check his triple j added single Waves -https://soundcloud.com/thesmokersclub/joey-badass-waves (from the incredible 1999 mixtape) or recent collaboration with DJ Premier. His star is fast on the rise but don’t let his recent beef with Lil B confuse style over substance, Joey Bada$$ is amassing an amount of fans the world over thanks to his blunted beats and quick witted rhymes.
Angel Haze’s Reservation mixtape from 2012 was a certified hit and has seen her become somewhat of a media darling thanks to her razor sharp tongue and super savy collabs including Rudimental’s Hell Could Freeze Over. With four mixtapes under her belt, Angel Haze has also been involved in a 2012 BET cypher and was awarded MTV Brand New for 2013, BBC Sound of 2013, NME 50 Tracks of 2012 (New York #29) and Pitchfork Media 100 Best Tracks of 2012 (Werkin Girls #75).
NZ acts Homebrew, David Dallas and DJ Sir-Vere join the bill.
Homebrew’s self titled debut album premiered at #1 on the NZ Music Charts and saw them take home the NZ Music Award for Best Urban Hip Hop Artist in 2012.
Winner of Best Male Artist at the Pacific Island Awards, David Dallas is fresh off the back of his 48 date US Tour promoting his new EP ‘Buffalo Man’.
South Pacific Hip-Hop pioneer,
DJ Sir-Vere needs no introduction - with
over a quarter of a million Major Flavours CDs sold in New
Zealand and Australia combined, a number one on the
Australian ARIA's compilation charts, and multiple industry
awards on both sides of the ditch.
Taking the Hip Hop scene to exciting new heights Movement hits New Zealand late April, and promises to give audiences a quality event with this all star line-up of both local and international talent. Do not miss out on the Hip Hop event of 2013!
WEDNESDAY 24TH APRIL – AUCKLAND – VECTOR ARENA
Tickets on sale Monday 18th February from www.ticketmaster.co.nz
For all show & ticketing info go to www.muchmoremusic.co.nz
www.livenation.co.nz / www.nicheproductions.co.nz / www.muchmoremusic.co.nz / www.movementfestival.co.nz