with Nick Grant & Wale
October 2nd, 7pm doors
All Ages, $49.50 – $65
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On Monday, at the Rialto Theatre, be prepared to experience three generations of hip hop under one roof!
Nick GrantThe newest artist opening on this night will be Nick Grant, from South Carolina. Grant is known to have strong delivery and unique storytelling. He successfully carries an old school vibe into this new generation of hip hop, having been inspired by some of the greats such as Tupac, Biggie, Outkast and of course, Nas. His music often portrays themes of street life, introspection, empowerment and the come up from rags to riches, over a diverse spectrum of beats from classic jazz, R&B samples to trap bangers. I’ve seen Nick Grant live once before, when he opened for Ab-Soul and I was blown away by his stage presence. He really knows how to put on a show and get the crowd rocking, like a true emcee.
Wale, from Washington, D.C. is currently on tour for his latest album, Shine. I’m personally really excited to see Wale live because I consider him to be one of the most underrated, lyrically skilled and… pun intended, Gifted rappers of our time. I’ve been a fan since I heard his 2007 mixtape, 100 Miles and Running. Wale is hip hop; from his clever wordplay to his crafty story-painting.
When you think of hip hop’s greats, Nas is undeniably on the top of that list. His relevance transcends generations, so it really wouldn’t matter if he never dropped another project again. He has paved the way for uncountable artists today — as a recording artist, record producer, actor and entrepreneur. Think of your favorite rappers of the now- I can 110% guarantee that Nas is one of them. People respect him for his honesty, always speaking his mind and being as direct as possible. They admire him for his bravery to never shy away from controversial topics and love his pure, raw talent.